The Crystal Palace – BACCARAT Hotel is featured in the latest Berkeley Bespoke

When Berkeley Bespoke discovered a little piece of Paris in the middle of New York City – it has certainly satisfied our favourite expression – #stayonadifferentlevel. An incredible feeling of being surround by the icy crystals and royal attention to details, the Hotel is located in the heart of Manhattan and just a few steps away from 5th Avenue.

With 114 rooms of the 12-floors building, Parisian designer duo Gilles & Boissier looked for a combination of Baccarat elegant aesthetic and a modern and cosmopolitan sensibility. Still, the American designers Tony Ingrao and Stephen Sills studied the interstellar 60 private residences hosted in the building and the Chevalier Restaurant, located at street level, run by a Michelin star chef Shea Gallante.

Many of Baccarat’s crystal craftsmen are recognized by the French government as Meilleurs Ouvriers de France—the finest artisans in their field. In constant pursuit of perfection, possessing the same attention to detail and precision as crystal craftsmen, Baccarat has honed a culture of discretion and politesse.

Enchanté à tous.

DESIGN & DECOR

The hotel’s modern, vibrantly eccentric social spaces are anchored by luxe elements—pleated silk walls, a rug printed in a crystal glass pattern, a monumental white marble table.

New York design masters Tony Ingrao and Stephen Sills, respectively, oversaw the aesthetics of Baccarat’s 60 magnificent residences.

PRIVATE ART COLLECTION

 Parisian art connoisseur Frédéric Chambre spent eighteen months in Paris auction houses seeking extraordinary pieces for Baccarat New York. The resulting collection, spanning from the 18th century to the present day, is eclectic: paintings, photography, and compelling works in other mediums, all uniquely suited to Baccarat.

THE HARCOURT VITRINES

Beyond the exceptional artwork collected for the hotel by Frédéric Chambre, Baccarat New York also tapped his talents to commission new work from 11 extraordinary artists. Each was given ten iconic Baccarat Harcourt glasses to incorporate into art. Diverse and inventive, these pieces are displayed as a dramatically lit glass vitrine, standing silent and radiant in the doorways of the suites.

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