Joined Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York as Director of Restaurants and Bars
Charles Masson, one of the world's most revered restaurateurs, has been tapped by Baccarat Hotels to be Director of Restaurants and Bars at the brand's flagship New York property, opening December 2014 on 53rd Street, west of Fifth Avenue. Masson will oversee the development and daily operations of four distinct culinary destinations within the hotel, including a signature restaurant, bar, grand salon and event venue. In addition, residents of 60 glamorous residences within the Baccarat Hotel and Resorts will have the opportunity to enjoy room service and private dining overseen by Masson.
The partnership was fueled by mutual admiration – the first decorative item that Masson's father purchased for his vaunted midtown French restaurant, La Grenouille was a Baccarat crystal vase. Masson himself is lauded for his elegant flower arrangements that were the heart of the romantic surroundings to which diners were drawn for decades. At Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York, which is owned and is being developed by Starwood Capital Group, the private investment fund led by real estate and hotel entrepreneur Barry Sternlicht, Masson will be instrumental in ensuring that the restaurant and gathering areas are full of life, brilliance and exceptional food.