Starwood Capital Group has opened the Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, the first hotel and global flagship for the 250 year-old Baccarat crystal brand. Directly across the street from the Museum of Modern Art and steps away from Fifth Avenue, the hotel occupies the first 12 floors of the split level tower above West 53rd Street. The hotel features 114 guest rooms and suites and a new modern French restaurant, Chevalier. Paris-based interior design firm Gilles & Boissier led the creation of the hotel’s interiors, which combine Baccarat’s French classic aesthetics with a fanciful modern sensibility.
“We are so thrilled to bring to life the new ‘House of Baccarat’. We wanted to celebrate light and produce a hotel that glowed and was shimmering, sensual, elegant but still functional, fun, comfortable, and not overly formal,” says Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, the parent of SH Group, a lifestyle hotel brand management company who will manage the hotel.