Those with discerning tastes are familiar with the beauty and design of Baccarat crystal. Come 2014, a select few will be able to enjoy a home of Baccarat design. The 50-storey glass-walled Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York—comprising 61 residences and 114 hotel rooms—will rise over 53rd Street, just off Fifth Avenue. Quite fittingly, this architectural marvel will stand directly across from the Museum of Modern Art. Baccarat was the first manufacturer in France to make crystal lighting fixtures, so you can expect plenty of those at this destined-to-be-landmark destination, with other hotel highlights to include a crystal bar with a Parisian terrace reminiscent of the Tuileries Garden.