Midtown, New York, United States of America
At a Glance
An homage to Baccarat Crystal, with custom-made crystal furnishings completing every room
Just steps away from Fifth Avenue shopping
Partnered with luxury skincare brand La Mer to create their first spa in the United States
Fantastic atmospheric bar; a popular spot on New York's social scene
Best time to Visit
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Summer or winter, rain or shine, there's always great stuff going on in New York, so when you're planning a trip, there's no real "best" or "worst" time to go. Weather wise fall and spring are the best times in New York. From April to June and September to November, temperatures are mild and pleasant, and the light is beautiful. Summers can be hot and humid while winter snowfalls are not uncommon.
September to December is conference season in New York, and we would advise booking early for travel during this period.
To start planning your vacation to Baccarat Hotel
An iconic gathering spot for New York socialites, The Baccarat is an elegant property in Midtown Manhattan which exudes Parisian glamour, its interiors dazzling with Baccarat crystal. Its design may be eccentric but every detail is simply exquisite.
From the prismatic glass facade to the lavish suites within, The Baccarat is every bit as wonderful as its namesake French Crystal, and it's immediately apparent that designers Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier have done everything to showcase the hotel's heritage as a luxury brand which has stood strong for over 250 years. Classic Parisian elements complement the highly modern fixtures and fittings to create a space that is eclectic yet refined, stylish and fun.
The 114 rooms and suites demonstrate impeccable attention to detail, with clean lines and beautiful furniture accented by custom Baccarat crystal elements, silver-leafed wood panelling, cashmere throws and custom-made bed linens. En suite bathrooms are completed in white marble, continuing the muted color palette and creating a seamless space. Rather unusually for a New York hotel, rooms and en-suites are spacious.
Michelin-starred chef Shea Gallante heads up the signature restaurant at The Baccarat, Chevalier, a brasserie style dining experience serving up a menu of imaginative French cuisine. For smaller plates, Gallante will also lend his talents to the hotel's Grand Salon. Carefully crafted cocktails can be sipped in the striking bar area or its adjacent terrace, where dark leathers and an impressive barrel-vaulted bar sit side by side with opulent crystal chandeliers and a collection of modern art.
For those who need a reprieve from pounding the New York pavements, The Baccarat has teamed up with luxury skincare brand La Mer to create a meditative spa and pool area, La Mer's first in the United States. Guests can enjoy lounging poolside on private daybeds or indulging in a series of soothing treatments to prep them for days exploring nearby Fifth Avenue, the Museum of Modern Art or Rockefeller Plaza.
There are 114 guest rooms and suites at The Baccarat, each exquisitely decorated combining modern design with classic French style. The overall space is contemporary and elegant, the custom-made furniture and accessories adding a feeling of distinct luxury and the Baccarat Crystal lighting and other elements creating another dimension.
Every room features a plush king-size bed, white marble bathroom, flat-screen TV, complimentary high-speed internet and a one-touch device to control the temperature, lighting and entertainment.
Fine French dining can be enjoyed at Chevalier or in the Grand Salon, both headed up by Michelin-starred chef Shea Gallante. The bar is atmospheric and serves up carefully crafted cocktails in Baccarat Crystal glasses for an indulgent experience.
Custom treatments and soothing therapies are available at the La Mer Spa, and further relaxation can be had at The Baccarat's elegant pool. There is also a 24-hour Fitness Center with separate room for yoga and pilates.
The Baccarat is ideally located on 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan, just steps away from the famed shopping on Fifth Avenue. Directly opposite is the Museum of Modern Art, housing work by Matisse, Picasso and Koons amongst many others. Other New York attractions such as Times Square, Central Park and the Rockefeller Center are also within easy reach, and the hotel's chauffeur driven Citroën DS is on call to drive you anywhere within a 15-block radius in typical Baccarat fashion.
Sports fan or not, you can't help but enjoy a night at the ballpark. For a great evening out and an experience so quintessentially American, there’s little better than going to a baseball game to watch the Yankees or Mets.
Get off the beaten path in Brooklyn and see the city through the eyes of a local on these fun and friendly cycling tours through one of New York's coolest neighborhoods, getting insider tips on the city's best-kept secrets.
A fun and friendly introduction to New York City, a bike tour will take in the highlights of Manhattan, stopping at local foodie favorites along the way. Tuck into cupcakes and sip on artisan coffees in between pedalling NYC's iconic streets.
Catch a show on Broadway
Whether you’re a Jet or a Shark, there’s nothing quite like going to a Broadway show to get your toes tapping. Ask us about tickets for anything from Matilda, Blue Man Group, Newsies to The Book of Mormon.
Witness the grandeur of Manhattan's iconic skyline from above on this helicopter adventure, a fun and unforgettable way to take in some of New York's key landmarks and a real bucket-list item for the first-time visitor to the Big Apple.
Manhattan Adventure Boat Sightseeing Tour
Enjoy the spectacular sights of New York by boat and experience a personal adventure sightseeing tour of over 40 sights, including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge and many more.
New York City Pass
Providing entrance to six of New York's biggest attractions, the City Pass is a great way for the first-time visitor to The Big Apple to save money on entrance fees and skip many of the main-entrance ticket queues, giving you more time to enjoy!
Professional photography experience
Create lasting memories of your vacation with an exclusive private photography experience. With the help of a professional photographer, capture the perfect moment while you enjoy your romantic break, family vacation or honeymoon.
Staten Island Ferry
A New York institution, the Staten Island Ferry links Manhattan with Staten Island, transporting 70,000 passengers a day across on it's free service. This 15-minute journey is a fantastic way to see the Manhattan skyline so jump aboard for a free ride.
The Empire State Building
For the Quintessential New York vista, a ride up the Empire State Building is a must - however many times you see it, the New York Skyline never fails to thrill. Go early in the morning or after 6pm for the best views!
The Statue of Liberty
To most, she's the symbol of New York, so why not take a ferry from Manhattan across to Ellis Island and visit the Statue of Liberty, enjoying the views of New York from a different viewpoint. For visits all the way up to the crown, do book early!
The Top of the Rock
Quite simply the best views of New York City. Visit during the day and see the skyline in all its brilliance or go up at night and witness the city sparkle. And yes, the views are better than the Empire State Building!
Unique Tours of New York
This quirky look at the Big Apple has something for everyone. Choose from a Sandwich Tour of Hell's Kitchen, Tour of the Bronx from Hip Hop to Yankees Glory, Sports History of NY through to biking tours. Tours from 2-8 hours.
Location & directions
Midtown, New York, United States of America
The Baccarat can be found on 53rd Street opposite the beautiful Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan. The Rockefeller Center and Times Square are within easy reach.
How to get there
The Baccarat is approximately a 45-minute drive from JFK International Airport, 35 minutes from La Guardia or 30 minutes from NYC Airporter.