The world of luxury hotels has just found a new big player and it’s standing right in the middle of New York City. Baccarat, the renowned French company known for their exquisite crystal glassware and jewelry, has made their first step into the ultimate luxury lifestyle business. Standing at 50 stories high, this magnificent piece of modern architecture is decorated with everything Baccarat, making it a crystal paradise like none other you’ve ever seen, from the countless chandeliers in the building to the 1,800 crystal glasses that adorn the lobby.
Going into this hyper luxury hotel you will find 114 rooms, with several condos available for purchase as well. The Baccarat Hotel and Residences is not only home to opulently designed guest rooms, it also features the first La Mer spa in the United States as well as the in-house restaurant Chevalier.
Two lavishly decorated salons, designed by Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier, will entertain guests and the public with small plates and beverages. And the Baccarat Bar, inspired by the stables at Versailles, will serve cocktails and spirits out of a collection of crystal Baccarat glasses. Take a look at the photos below to get a closer look at the newest entry into Manhattan’s luxurious hotel scene.
Just so you can get an idea of the pricing for a penthouse at this opulent structure, Leslie Alexander, owner of the Huston Rockets bought a unit at the Baccarat Hotel & Residences at 20 West 53rd Street for $20.6 million. The apartment is located on the 44th floor of the Starwood and Tribeca Associates-developed property and includes four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The pad spans 4,545 square feet.
Baccarat plans to expand its resort line to Rabat, Morocco, in 2016, followed by openings in Dubai and Doha in the next several years.