From the alchemy, to mixing the sand and potasse, to the many important final touches, over 30 hands (with at least 15 years of experience each) have participated in the making of the most unique pieces. Learn about the different stages of glassmaking, starting with the hot process, and ending here with the cold process.
Making a Baccarat crystal piece takes patience, precision, expertise, and a whole team of people. From the alchemy, to mixing the sand and potasse, to the many important final touches, over 30 hands (with at least 15 years of experience each) have participated in the making of the most unique pieces. Learn about the different stages of glassmaking, starting here with the hot process, and ending with the cold process.
INSIDE THE BACCARAT MANUFACTURE
The Grand Salon at the Baccarat Hotel earns its name through a palette of platinum and sparkling neutral shades, Jouffre silk-covered walls, parquet floors, and plush, high-backed banquettes—a wonderful surrounding in which to meet friends, family, and business partners beneath a 64-arm Baccarat chandelier overlooking the MoMA in NYC.
FIVE BRILLIANT BARS TO GRAB A COCKTAIL AND BITE DURING NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
We were eager to sit down with the very man leading the Baccarat Hotel operations: Hermann W. Elger, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Baccarat Hotel New York. Read on to discover more about Hermann, his background and experiences at the helm of Baccarat Hotel.
Gabrielle Jammal, the Tea Sommelier at the Baccarat Hotel in NY, is welcoming Esprit de Baccarat’s Editor into her domain — the Grand Salon where the Afternoon Tea has already become a tradition. While she is advising some guests on their tea selection, she is sitting with us to share her earliest experience of tea, and what makes Afternoon Tea a memory for all.
The weather is perfect to enjoy our Tsar Nicholas II afternoon tea, the newest addition to the Grand Salon tea program that creates an opulent experience for two offered in four-courses. Included among the specialty menu’s inspired offerings are Petrossian caviar, Krug champagne, and vodka-infused blinis.
Baccarat crystal has had an eternal life since its inception. A tour of the Maison Baccarat in Paris and its heritage collection takes you from Monaco (with the service created for His Serene Highness Prince Rainier to Her Serene Highness Grace), to Japan with the glasses engraved for His Imperial Highness Mutsuhito, of the Meiji Family.
You can enjoy such commissions at the Elysée Palace or the Vatican, but short of a state dinner, we invite you to discover seven places around the world where you can be fully immersed in Baccarat’s style.
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What makes the Baccarat legends even more unbelievable is that they are not in fact legends at all, they are reality. From the Furnace of the Tsar produced specifically for the Russian court, to the Maharaja who tested the strength of his palace ceiling by hanging an elephant before placing a chandelier, the Baccarat manufacture is well known for its ability to create unique experiences—a characteristic also found at the Baccarat Hotel.
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