The famous French crystal maker Baccarat is organizing an exclusive journey for the crystal collectors. The luxury experience includes a visit to their crystal boutiques and museums around the world. Named as “The Baccarat Heritage Experience,” the tour begins in New York at the company’s first branded Baccarat Hotel, recognizable from the street by a long wide facade of crystal curtains.
After the afternoon tea, guests will visit the luxury brand boutique on Madison Avenue. Also, a visit to Spa de La Mer is included. From there, the itinerary calls for a flight aboard a private plane to Paris, where guests will visit the Maison of the brand, originally home to Marie Laure de Noailles, a patron of the arts whose social circle included Salvador Dali, Man Ray and Jean Cocteau. Also a visit to the Musée Baccarat is included.
Other stops include Istanbul, Moscow, Tokyo and Seoul, cities with strong ties to the crystal brand. The trip includes private aviation, five-star accommodations, airport transfers, meals and activities and it worth $300,000.
The brand’s luxury hotel in New York has spectacular public spaces with great ceiling heights, creating the perfect setting for art and, what else, chandeliers. Not only is the lobby wall lined with 1,800 glasses, each one of the 114 guest rooms has a different glass outside, enclosed in a display case.
The french maker has become nearly synonymous with luxury. For more than 200 years, this company has produced and distributed some of the world’s finest luxury crystal. With a catalog spanning some 2,500 items, the french manufacturer produces full-lead crystal tableware, jewelry, lamps, vases, carafes, decorative pieces, and home fittings, sold through its own retail stores and through third-party retailers.
Among crystal manufacturers, the luxury brand has pioneered the incorporation of computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques, as well as modernized production systems, without relinquishing its tradition of hand-crafted quality. The artisans, who undergo an eight-year apprenticeship, have won numerous awards throughout the company’s history. Beyond luxury goods, the heritage also produces glass for mining lamps for the coal mining operations of Charbonnages de France.