A Parisian-inspired luxury hotel in the heart of Midtown Manhattan
Paris meets New York in this contemporary Manhattan hotel which claimed a coveted spot on the 2018 Condé Nast Traveller's Gold List. Oozing luxury, elegance and sophistication, every corner sparkles with artisanal Baccarat crystal elements designed by the Parisian duo of Gilles & Boissier. A private art collection has been curated from Paris to decorate the walls, and specially commissioned pieces inspired by Baccarat Harcourt glasses stand on display in dramatically lit glass cases. Adorned with the dazzling frontage that was originally intended for the One World Trade Center, at the entrance, a fire burns to represent that of the Baccarat factory that has been constantly lit for the past 250 years.
Every inch of this grand hotel has been carefully considered to incorporate the history of Baccarat crystal whilst maintaining a distinctly modern feel. Reminiscent of an aristocratic home, the Grand Salon is hung with glittering chandeliers and serves delicious French pastries for breakfast and hosts an early evening Champagne presentation with small plates to accompany delightful cocktails. Heading through to The Bar designed around the concept of a stable, the chandeliers continue. With an outdoor terrace that affords views out across the Museum of Modern Art, it ties in an American influence with its French design, serving lovingly-crafted cocktails in Baccarat crystal.
The influence of the French capital continues into the cuisine, with the Chevalier restaurant a reinvention of the classic Parisian brasserie. With Michelin-starred Executive Chef Shea Gallante at the helm, the menu offers a unique modern tasting menu complemented by perfectly paired wines. For an extra special experience, opt to dine at La Cour, the Chef’s Table. Continuing with the theme of indulgent luxury, the Spa offers one of the only pools in Midtown Manhattan. Heading down into the steamy surrounds, the 24-hour gym is larger than the standard in New York. Using exclusive La Mer products, the separate treatment rooms offer an expansive menu.
Spacious, refined and decorated in a neutral palette of champagne, ivory and chocolate brown, the rooms here offer a plush and indulgent stay, from the Classic King Room to the Prestige Suite with its separate living and dining area. Comfort and luxury defines this chic hotel, with the Spa de La Mer the perfect retreat after a long day of exploration.
Directly across from the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan, just moments from Radio City Music Hall, the Rockefeller Center and Times Square
Good to know
Minimum stay: 2 nights 30-31 Dec. Credit card required at time of check-in for incidental charges. Minimum check-in age is 18 years for the lead guest.
114 rooms and suites
• Take a dip in the indoor pool • Indulge in a relaxing treatment at the Spa de La Mer*• Perhaps head out to one of the hotel’s recommended cultural events* • Work off some steam at the fitness centre • During New York Fashion Week, be chauffeured in the Citroën house car*.
3 restaurants and bars
*Denotes local charge