Next review set : Baccarat New York
PHOTO: Interior of the Baccarat New York courtesy of Baccarat New York
Legendary crystal company Baccarat has boldly expanded into the hotel business with the phenomenally elegant Baccarat New York. Sublime beyond measure, and influenced by a Parisian atelier, the Baccarat New York melded three different design groups to create this breathtaking oasis.
Paris based design duo Gilles & Boissier were in charge of infusing the 114 hotels rooms with easy elegance while New York design masters Tony Ingrao and Stephen Sills, respectively, handled the 60 residences and the ground-level contemporary French restaurant, Chevalier.
Finally, the skyline-shaping international architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed the soaring state-of-the-art tower itself, creating a prismatic glass façade — directly across the street from the Museum of Modern Art — that recalls the radiance of Baccarat crystal and subtly reflects and refracts light up and down its 50 stories.
I'm looking forward to my visit in June to check out this hotel and, hopefully, by then I will have memorized a vast range of Merriam-Webster Thesaurus to describe this gem.
PHOTO: Exterior entrance to Baccarat New York courtesy of Baccarat New York