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If you’ve got a minimum of $899 to burn for an ultra-luxury, New York City staycation, there’s no better bling than a night at the new Baccarat Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

How did the 250-year-old French crystal maker get into the hotel business? Starwood Capital Group, founded by Barry Sternlicht, acquired the brand in 2005 and has been on a mission to merge luxury and hospitality. But don’t plan on using Starwood Preferred Guest points for your five-star stay. Starwood Capital Group and Starwood Resorts and Hotels are two different entities. To complicate matters further, Bloomberg reported earlier this year that China’s Sunshine Group is poised to purchase the hotel portion of the 50-story property for a cool $230 million.

Forgoing the finances, if you want to play like the Shahs of Sunset, pack a weekender and head to 53rd Street, where you’ll discover a modernist interpretation of Versailles, realized by Paris-based interior design firm Gilles & Boissier. Before you take the elevator to reception, be sure to do a 360-turn to appreciate the charred white oak entry and light installation comprised of 2,000 Baccarat Harcourt glasses. Cha-ching!

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Le Petit Salon (Baccarat Hotel)

Is Goldilocks in the House?
Whether you’re looking for high-polished opulence or rustic elegance, Baccarat’s public spaces deliver in spades. If you can’t afford an overnighter, you can still head to the Petit Salon, Grand Salon, bar, or terrace. The Petit Salon features a glimmering mica ceiling and is the perfect respite—but beware: unless you’ve got a key to spend the night, the salon is reserved for hotel guests after 4 p.m., when the elite can enjoy a cognac bar and play music of their choosing on a vintage gramophone.

Beyond the usual fare, the Grand Salon offers afternoon tea and a nightly champagne presentation at 6 p.m., which is a good thing since the lavish décor will make your mouth water. Take note of the 22-foot ceilings, parquet floors, and pleated Jourffre silk-covered walls that required artisans be flown in from France to complete the installation. The 64-arm chandelier at the room’s epicenter is one of 17 that appear throughout the property.

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The Bar (Baccarat Hotel)

For a more boisterous setting among the glitterati, The Bar (pas très original, no?) pays homage to the forests and stables at Versailles, featuring barrel vaulting and natural-wood walls. The black and white checkerboard floors, and leather and velvet furnishings do little to absorb sound, so be prepared for emphatic exclamations among friends to engage in conversation. If you can snag a table on the terrace, things quiet down and you’ll be able to appreciate the subtle and not-so-subtle details like the square-trimmed topiary, cloth cocktail napkins, and $26 signature cocktails such as the exquisite Le Vie En Rose (Lillet Rose, Citadelle gin, grapefruit juice, Campari, and Ruinart Rosé champagne).

Sweet Slumber
Maybe you’re living on a trust fund, just sold your start-up, got your wife bonus or generally like to roll big. At 400-square-feet, the Classic King room trumps most New York City studios, so spread out and enjoy the amenities. Rooms feature a serene palette of ivory, platinum and chocolate brown, with cashmere throws and Mascioni jacquard linens to curl up in while playing with the high-tech digital devices. Savor the mini bar with a curated selection from Paris gourmet shop Fauchon, and when it’s time to clean up, step into a white marble bathroom featuring amenities made exclusively for Baccarat by Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

Wandering Eye
Paris art connoisseur Frédéric Chambre spent 18 months curating the hotel’s art collection, which ranges from 18th century works to contemporary pieces, but (discreetly) wander the halls and you’ll discover commissioned works inspired by Baccarat’s signature stemware: the Harcourt glass. You’ll also discover the brand’s hallmark, gold-tinged red crystal hidden throughout the 17 chandeliers. And though you may not be able to manhandle them all, Baccarat’s glassware collection hovers around 15,000 pieces—just don’t knock any of them over on your way back to reality.

Matthew Wexler is the national travel editor for EDGE Media Network and has contributed to more than 20 publications. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @roodeloo.