The Baccarat Experience

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An exquisitely planned four nights of sheer bliss turned to five after my flight was cancelled and I was able to extend my stay as this was my initial encounter at Baccarat.  My experience at Baccarat was by far one of the most elegant, refined and priceless encounters I’ve had with luxury lodging.  There is a unique aura that Baccarat possesses and I’m forever grateful my initial stay was an experience filled with this aura, one that has made Baccarat my home away from home in New York.

Once inside, the boutique Parisian hôtel experience envelopes you and nothing is spared to maintain the opulence and exclusivity that’s so well executed without flaw.  While the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere is quintessential luxury, I was equally pleased with the clientele a they mirrored the ambience of Baccarat.  From the young intriguing newcomers, to the mature, well-heeled connoisseurs, the tone set was that of grandeur and social grace.  This is truly the place to be as Baccarat’s legendary style, grace and flawless precision is manifested throughout the hotel.  By entering Baccarat, one understands and reveres this legacy, as the guests I encountered demeanor’s were respectable and refined.  A picture is worth a thousand words, but to experience Baccarat left me speechless.  Two of my favorite spots were the Petite & Grand Salon where one can experience intimate leisure in a very dignified social setting.

 

Baccarat
Baccarat

 

Baccarat
Baccarat

 

Baccarat
Baccarat

 

©Baccarat Hotel NYC – Courtesy of Baccarat Hotel NYC - The Petite Salon
©Baccarat Hotel NYC – Courtesy of Baccarat Hotel NYC – The Petite Salon

 

©Baccarat Hotel NYC – Courtesy of Baccarat Hotel NYC - The Grand Salon
©Baccarat Hotel NYC – Courtesy of Baccarat Hotel NYC – The Grand Salon

After spending time in the salons, I had the pleasure of retiring to a splendid room where the elegant and tasteful remained.  A distinctly designed piece of Baccarat Harcourt glass, commissioned by eleven artists is displayed near the entrance of each suite.

The Harcourt 1841 collection, the oldest in the Baccarat archive, is reputed for its iconic design. Created in 1841, Harcourt stemware has been chosen by historical icons.  The Harcourt 1841 collection has also been a staple of French power, selected since the age of Napoleon III to its contemporary use in the Palais de l’Elysée.  The Harcourt 1841 glass is characterized by its architectural form: a stunning shape from the flat cut pattern of the bowl to the beveled geometry of the stem down to the hexagonal foot. Its craftsmanship is apparent from every angle of its regal and graceful form. Sipping from a Harcourt 1841 glass is taking part in the brand’s storied and elegant past.” — Baccarat

The following are from the ninth floor.

 

Baccarat Harcourt

 

Baccarat Harcourt

 

Baccarat Harcourt

 

Baccarat Harcourt

 

Baccarat Harcourt

 

Baccarat Harcourt

 

Baccarat Harcourt

 

Baccarat Harcourt

 

Baccarat Harcourt

 

Baccarat Harcourt outside #906
Baccarat Harcourt outside #906

Now inside #906

#906

 

Suite #906
Suite #906

 

Distinctively Baccarat
Distinctively Baccarat

 

Suite #906
Suite #906

 

Chateau Parde de Haut Bailly with snacks
Chateau Parde de Haut Bailly with snacks

 

The Bar
The Bar

 

Baccarat Crystal
Baccarat Crystal

 

Baccarat
Baccarat

 

Suite #906

 

Suite #906

 

Suite #906

 

The Baccarat Remote
The Baccarat Remote – immediate access to Champagne and more….

 

Suite #906
Suite #906

 

Suite #906
Suite #906

 

540
540

 

Suite #906
Suite #906

 

Suite #906
Suite #906

 

Suite #906
Suite #906

 

Suite #906
Suite #906

 

Suite #906
Suite #906

 

Leaving Suite #906
Leaving Suite #906

 

The time spent enjoying Baccarat was one I’ll cherish as it has become my home away from in New York.  If you have yet to stop in or stay for a few days, the time is now.  Trust me, once you’ve had the Baccarat Experience, your desire to return will have you booking a room before you check out.  I’m thrilled to call Baccarat my home away from home in New York – – an experience not to be missed and one to be repeated.

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28 West 53rd Street , New York , New York , 10019

 

 

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