Kerry Bergin works as a Director of Leisure & Incentive Sales at Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York.
Can you tell us something about Baccarat brand?
Founded by King Louis XV, Baccarat is a legendary French crystal company whose artisans have mastered their craft for over 250 years. The Baccarat name has long been synonymous with royalty: kings and queens, sultans and tsars, moguls and modern-day stars. Its glittering objects d’art are defined by their elegance and authenticity, used throughout the most sumptuous repasts and celebrations of life. Baccarat is translating its essence into contemporary culture, still paying homage to its history.
What is the top attraction in New York that you recommend to your guests?
Central Park. As one of America’s greatest works of art and the nation's first public park, Central Park has become the most famous and beloved urban park in the world. The park is open daily from 6:00 am until 1:00 am, with free entry for everyone since 1858.
Can you tell us what bar/club is the best for live music lovers?
Bowery Ballroom. Considered one of the best music clubs in the city since it opened in 1998, the Bowery Ballroom offers a relatively intimate performance space with excellent acoustics and a fully-stocked bar in the back. The main ballroom gets packed with concert-ready (usually sweaty) fans, though those just looking to hang out tend to check out the shows, too. The crowds cosy up against one another near the stage during rock shows, but tables on the balcony or booths on the lower level cater to those paying less attention to the music. Bands are known to hang out with the showgoers after performances.
What is the best way to explore the city?
On foot. NYC is a great walking city or like Baccarat, the hotel’s on-call vintage chauffeured Citroën DS exemplifies French excellence. With its striking Baccarat red exterior, originally designed upholstery and mid-century styling, it’s available for à propos jaunts through Manhattan—anywhere within 15 blocks of the hotel.
What is the signature treatment that your ultra-luxury Spa de la Mer offers?
Baccarat Facial. This multi-sensorial facial treatment brings the story of Baccarat to life. Skin journeys through the elements of crystal creation via deep breathing, diamond-powder exfoliation, warming massage with signature Victory Stones and a cooling Icy Crystal Star technique. Skin emerges reflecting the spirit of Baccarat: flawless clarity, translucency and ultimate radiance.