Situated opposite the Museum of Modern Art, at 5th Avenue and 53rd Street, Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York is the newest masterwork by renowned architects Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill. This instant icon houses 61 condominiums, inspired by Baccarat’s remarkable crystal and heritage, and brought to life by award-winning interior designer Tony Ingrao.
Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York is a contemporary Manhattan take on a classically elegant Parisian hôtel particulier. It blends influences past and present to create sumptuous spaces, both grand and intimate that inspire wonder with their enchanting surprises and carefully considered details.
Sought after Paris-based design duo Gilles & Boissier created nearly every piece of furniture for the hotel’s soaring salon-style public spaces, as well as the 114 light-filled rooms and suites of the hotel.
Weaving artisanal Baccarat crystal elements throughout, they lavished attention on each surface, be it a sparkling mica-covered vaulted ceiling, silver-leafed wood paneling, pleated-silk walls or a monumental marble table.
Executive Chef Shea Gallante, who earned a Michelin star for his work at New York’s Cru, will lead the hotel’s elevated and imaginative culinary offerings, working in partnership with Restaurant Director Charles Masson, the man long responsible for the discreet charms of Manhattan’s haute French icon La Grenouille. Accessed through its own street-level entrance, the signature restaurant, Chevalier — named for longtime Baccarat creative director George Chevalier— will enchant hotel guests, residents and locals with a sophisticated dining experience offering Brasserie de Luxe in a contemporary French setting.
Paris-based designers Gilles & Boissier have lavished attention on every surface and detail of the soaring, 22-foot-high salon, from its pleated Jouffre silk-covered walls, to its parquet floors and plush upholstered seating. The pièce de résistance, however, is the 64-arm Baccarat chandelier at the room’s very center.
With its daring, slightly seductive scene, The Bar plays the foil to the refined sophistication of the adjacent Grand Salon. It takes its inspiration from the great American long bars of decades past, the glamorous ballrooms of French hôtels particuliers and even the royal stables at Versailles, whose barrel vaulting and natural-wood walls define much of the space.
THE OUTDOOR TERRACE
A petit version of Paris’s Jardin des Tuileries comes to life on the romantic terrace just off The Bar. Dotted with square cut topiaries and sumptuous seating, the alfresco area enjoys pristine views of the Museum of Modern Art, just across West 53rd Street, and the city beyond. A treillage wall covers one end of the terrace, with a working outdoor fireplace at its center, making it an atmospheric locale for morning cappuccinos, pre- or post-dinner cocktails or a stolen kiss at midnight.
20 West 53rd Street | New York | NY 10019