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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
We had such a wonderful birthday celebration staying at the Baccarat Hotel in NYC. Preferring smaller hotels , we selected the Baccarat because of its superb location and the more intimate feeling of the hotel. Though the room is truly lovely , what we enjoyed most was the staff from the doormen to the people who take your breakfast orders. The food happened to be excellent, but the creative seating and the enjoyment of our dining there added.
There was a small European feel to the hotel. We enjoyed the theme of the Baccarat crystal in decor though we might not have gone as far as the designer did with the first floor standing chandelier in the entrance lobby. Enjoyed very much the drama and creativity in other decorative touches in the dining areas. This is not a bustling hotel, but rather a discreet and elegant environment. We brought friends to enjoy breakfast with us and it was extremely pleasant and leisurely. The bedding and finishing touches in the room were of the highest quality. Lots of fun even though a pleasantly genteel feeling throughout the hotel.
Loved the hotel ! Great room this was one of my favorite place to stay in NY - or maybe my favorte. It’s close to times square, central park, 5th ave, just across of MoMa. The bar in this hotel is very nice !!! And the place where we had breakfast was really cool. Also there’s a BBQ place - Fogo de Chão- right next to it. The bathroom size is the only lowlight. If you’re willing to spend a little extra this is definitely the place to stay!
My stay at the Baccarat Hotel was amazing the location convienent to all the Hot spots of NYC , the Staff went beyond to make sure every detail was perfect ,,,,, Highly Recommend this Luxury Hotel ,,, From the Doorman to Room Service all 5 star