Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2015 Best of the Best Winner: Best Over-the-top Luxury
- The dazzling public spaces, including The Bar, with its rose-tinted Baccarat chandeliers, a 60-foot natural-wood bar, and vintage art sourced from French antiques markets
- A museum-worthy art collection spanning 250 years with marquee international painters, photographers, and sculptors
- The USA’s first ever La Mer spa
- A covetable location in resurgent Midtown Manhattan across from the Museum of Modern Art
What To Know
- Free use of chauffered vintage CitroënDS’s for trips within 15 blocks of the hotel
- Free WiFi
- The majority of the guestrooms don’t have bathtubs
- After 4 pm, the Petit Salon is reserved for guests only
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In a city with its fair share of over-the-top hotels, the Baccarat brand’s first property manages to up the ante, from the jaw-dropping interactive light display made of 1800 Baccarat Harcourt stemware to the old world elegance of the public spaces⎯the Grand Salon, Petite Salon and The Bar designed by Parisian duo Gilles & Boissier. There is beauty at every turn—think shimmering objet d’arts, pleated Jouffre silk walls, coyote fur chairs, and, of course, sparkling crystal chandeliers.
Bed and Bath
If the main floor is all about glimmer and gloss, the spacious guestrooms are a study in restraint with ivory white walls and fabrics, framed smoked mirrors that hide the TVs, crystal sconces, and red lacquer boxes filled with the minibar’s Baccarat glasses. Bathrooms are all white Carrara marble, with glassed-walled showers, oversized showerheads, and exclusive amenities by Parisian perfumer Francis Kurkdjian.
This is the new playground for the world’s super wealthy—European royalty, CEOs, A-list celebs, and high-flying business travelers. They gather for $25 dollar cocktails at the Versailles-inspired The Bar or for dinner at Chevalier, the sophisticated restaurant run by Chef Shea Gallante, which serves on-point French classics. On the lower level, the 1900 square-foot Spa De La Mer from the NY-based luxury skin care company La Mer is the first of its kind in the US, with 4 treatments rooms and a 55-foot-long pool.
In the Area
With the opening of the Baccarat, a newfound energy has returned to Midtown Manhattan. Across the street from the hotel is the renovated Museum of Modern Art, with 150,000 photographs, sculptures, drawings and prints, not to mention a robust film collection. Nearby, there’s the just-opened The Polo Bar by Ralph Lauren and revamped Rainbow Room, with its gorgeous skyline views. For those in need of a city break, the southern border of Central Park is within easy walking distance from the hotel—take a stroll among the grassy knolls, charming bridges and gurgling fountains.
How to Get There
This is an elegant hotel. Our room is beautiful. Everything about The
Baccarat is beautiful. Be careful though of a low floor, because street noise
can be a detriment.
Concierge is competent and friendly. The breakfast is wonderful, but a little pricey.
The Baccarat was a fantastic experience in the middle of the NYC bustle. From the room amenities to the bar to the spa to the work out facilities, every detail was carefully thought out and designed. I enjoyed the afternoon tea almost as much as the late night cocktails. The whole experience was a joy.
I have stayed here about 5 times and I always enjoy coming back. Baccarat is in my top 4 choice for NYC. If you come to the city during Christmas or just simply enjoy shopping, this is the perfect location. Their restaurant and bar are excellent. The food is of an impeccable taste and quality (one of the best locations for the perfect French preparation of scrambled eggs) and their teas are delightful. The decor is very elegant with elements of glass, mirror and neutral tones of fabric with accents of red and complemented of traditional Baccarat crystal and roses. The rooms are always comfortable and super clean. The staff is very welcoming, but sometimes can be slow (especially in the restaurant). The only downside of this hotel is that there is really no view from the hotel but other than that this hotel has it all.
OMG, since the Waldorf closed I thought all was lost. I stayed here for 4 nights. Now, its expensive and I get it but the 1 bedroom suite I stayed in was everything decadent you expect, with plenty of space!! The bathroom had a tub and shower (i need a tub) and beautiful layout, plenty of closet space, great living room, beautiful baccarat crystal and the bed was comfortable. The room was quiet, I am a extremely light sleeper and I slept like I was at home. The service was top notch, drinks are out of this world and I had plenty of options for gluten free things. The indoor pool has these amazing beds, spa is great too. The gym is nice and my BF seemed to enjoy that aspect. Its a hideaway in midtown that makes you feel like a movie star. They have this amazing seating area on the main floor with sofas and food/drinks all day. Its the perfect balance of luxury, convenience (mid town) and escape from the hustle and bustle we all do love about NYC. enjoy this gem...
Thank you for doing such an excellent job in hiring staff who want to provide a genuinely caring and exceptional experience for their guests. We had mouth-wateringly remembered for 1.5 years the best grilled cheese sandwich on the planet( yes, I’m writing about 5 star grilled cheese!). Unfortunately, the classic version is no longer on the menu , but our wait person, Olivier, was determined that we would have alter another exceptional experience in their grand salon and that we did! There is such a sense of place here. The manager even stopped over to say hello with genuine desire for well satisfied guests. The salon and the guest rooms and the caring, professional staff are something special not to be missed. Well done! And even a glass of water is elevated to an experience in their beautiful crystal.