The Baccarat Hotel in Midtown Manhattan is one of New York’s most luxurious hotels, described by the media as a modern version of Versailles, with mirrored walls, sparkling chandeliers, and decorations that include intricate crystal sculptures. Located just off of Fifth Avenue, the hotel caters to guest so thoroughly that it employs a tea sommelier.
And soon this brand of highly-specialized luxury will have come to Morocco. The Baccarat Hotel Rabat is slated to open this month, boasting 135 rooms, a five-star rating, meeting rooms, ballrooms, B Bar, and a Cristal Room restaurant. The group behind the Baccarat Hotel Rabat says that like its sister property in New York, this hotel will draw on the distinguished 250-year history of the iconic French crystal brand, Baccarat.
The new luxury hotel will be located in Mehdi Ben Barka, which is an upscale area of Rabat that is largely residential. It was designed by Anoushka Hempel, and it features a spa area with six Moroccan hammams, two cool jade rooms, two warm amethyst rooms, and too hot crystal chromotherapy rooms, in addition to many other treatment rooms, VIP suites, and other luxury touches, such as an outdoor pool with a bar, a beauty and hair salon, a spa retail area, and a fitness and yoga studio.
Following the debut of the Baccarat Hotel Rabat, the Baccarat brand has plans to open properties in Dubai and Doha soon. The Rabat hotel is largely expected by industry experts to mirror the achievements and style of its relative in New York, which has hosted New York Fashion Week events and received praise from all manner of news outlets.