NEW YORK, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtuoso®, the international network of travel agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel, is proud to announce exclusive benefits available at the newly opened Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York. Knowing it would be one of the most anticipated new hotels of the year, Virtuoso welcomed Baccarat's only hotel into its illustrious Preview Program in 2014. The French crystal company's first hotel opened its doors to the world on March 18, in midtown Manhattan, and guests who reserve their stay through a Virtuoso-affiliated travel advisor will receive a guaranteed upgrade at the time of booking for stays between now and April 30, 2015. In addition, they also will receive:
- Daily Continental breakfast, for up to two guests per room
- $100 Food & Beverage credit to enhance the stay
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
Prior to its opening, Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York enjoyed its status amidst an impressive roster of hotels within Virtuoso's Preview Program, where the network provided networking opportunities, advisor education programs, marketing initiatives and sales support; all the components needed to assist a hotel in its early stages. With an exclusive partnership during its first six months of operations, clients of Virtuoso travel advisors will receive benefits unavailable elsewhere. Preview is part of Virtuoso's renowned Hotels & Resorts Program, which includes more than 1,100 of the world's best properties in 100 countries, vetted by the network's luxury travel advisors.
Featuring 114 elegant guestrooms and suites, each accommodation offers Baccarat crystal accents, floor-to-ceiling windows, and custom-made linens from the luxury Italian company, Mascioni. Sought after Paris-based design duo, Gilles & Boissier, created nearly every piece of furniture for the hotel's public spaces – adorning lamps, walls, and arches with the company's iconic crystal. Amenities include the first Spa de La Mer from ultra-luxury skin-care brand, La Mer, a state-of-the-art fitness center and 55-foot-long indoor pool, as well as an on-call chauffeured vintage Citroën DS.
Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York will also be home to Chevalier Restaurant, named for longtime Baccarat creative director, George Chevalier, as well as The Grand Salon with shimmering floor-to-ceiling glass reflecting light from the chandeliers above. The Bar will feature glittering Baccarat chandeliers and pieces of fine art from the 18th Century through today, and an outdoor terrace offering pristine views of the Museum of Modern Art.
"Baccarat has found a spectacular way to translate its iconic brand into an equally elegant hospitality experience through the Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York," says Albert Herrera, Virtuoso's senior vice president of Global Product Partnerships. "Virtuoso clients will find Parisian-inspired elegance in the heart of Manhattan, and it is sure to leave a lasting impression."
To be connected to a Virtuoso-affiliated travel advisor and reserve a stay at Baccarat Hotel & Residences, contact Virtuoso at 855-570-3830 or visit www.virtuoso.com.
Virtuoso® is the leading network of luxury travel advisors and entities. This by-invitation-only organization comprises 355 agencies with more than 9,000 elite travel specialists in 25 countries throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific and Europe, as well as over 1,700 of the world's best travel providers and premier destinations. The network's member agencies generate over (US) $14 billion annually in travel sales, making the group the most powerful in the luxury travel segment. Their relationships with the finest travel companies provide the network's affluent clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com. To view Virtuoso's latest videos, go to www.youtube.com/user/VirtuosoTraveler.
About Baccarat Hotels & Resorts
Baccarat Hotels & Resorts translates the perfect craft and noble heritage of the legendary, 250-year-old French crystal maker into an elegant lifestyle. Combining this rare legacy with modern elegance and elements of unexpected magic, each of the brand's hotels and resorts has been conceived as a gracious hôtel particulier, welcoming guests with impeccable service and distinctive amenities. Baccarat Hotels & Resorts will launch in March 2015 with the opening of its flagship New York property, followed by Rabat, Morocco, in 2016, with additional openings in Dubai and Doha over the course of the next several years. Further information can be found at baccarathotels.com.