PEO­PLE IN GLASS HOUSES

WHEN A CRYS­TAL GLASS MAKER TURNS ITS HAND TO HO­TELS, EX­PECT TO BE DAZ­ZLED BY THE LIGHT FIX­TURES AND THE AR­RAY OF DRINK­ING PARA­PHER­NA­LIA IN YOUR ROOM

The Australian - Wish Magazine - - Travel -

It should come as no sur­prise that the first things you no­tice at the new Bac­carat Ho­tel and Res­i­dences in New York are the spec­tac­u­lar chan­de­liers hang­ing from the ceil­ings of the bar and restau­rants. That’s what you would ex­pect from the 250-year-old crys­tal glass­ware com­pany’s first foray into ho­tels (it is be­ing called the “House of Bac­carat” by its own­ers). But even the mini-bar se­ri­ously im­presses. In­stead of just a small fridge filled with small bot­tles, in each room there is a red-lac­quered cabi­net that opens to re­veal four dif­fer­ent Bac­carat crys­tal glasses to go with your drink of choice. The ho­tel, po­si­tioned op­po­site the Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art, fea­tures 114 rooms, a 24-hour gym and the first La Mer day spa in the US. It is to be fol­lowed by more Bac­carat ho­tels open­ing in Rabat, Morocco in 2016 and in Dubai and Doha in the com­ing years.

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