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The first hotel and flagship property for the 250-year-old crystal brand Baccarat opened in March in New York City. Set in midtown Manhattan, Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York is another Starwood Capital Group enterprise and features 114 guestrooms and suites, modern French restaurant Chevalier and interiors designed by Paris-based design firm Gilles & Boissier.
Tablets will control the temperature, lighting and room service in all rooms, and guests benefit from complimentary transport within 15 blocks of the hotel in a vintage Citroen. Additional properties in Morocco, Dubai and Doha, Qatar, will follow.
“We are so thrilled to bring the new ‘House of Baccarat’ to life,” said Barry Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group. “I wanted to produce an elegant hotel that glowed but is still functional, comfortable and fun — to take this legendary brand, which has for centuries stood for perfection in crystal, and create its first modern lifestyle hotel masterpiece.”