Pradeep Raman has been named general manager of Baccarat Hotel New York. In this role, he oversees the day to day operation of the French crystal maker’s flagship hotel (a Forbes Five Star AAA Five Diamond property) which opened in March 2015.
With 25 years of industry experience, Raman most recently served as hotel manager for the Peninsula New York, also a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond property. During his tenure there, he was responsible for all hotel operations, planning and support, as well as overseeing the Peninsula Spa.
Prior to this, Raman held various hotel operations and food and beverage leadership roles with The Montage Hotels, Wynn Resorts, Viceroy Hotel Group, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and the Taj Group. He has also been part of the opening teams for The Pendry San Diego, the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, NY, and various Ritz-Carlton properties. Beyond the United States, his career has taken him to Hong Kong, Istanbul, Malaysia and numerous assignments in Europe and Asia with Peninsula Hotels.
Raman holds a post graduate diploma in hotel operations management from hotel management school, Les Roches in Switzerland, and a bachelor’s degree in hotel management from Mangalore University, India. He has continued to pursue education by participating in executive programs at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and Harvard Business School.
Baccarat Hotel New York is the first hotel for the 250-plus-year-old Baccarat crystal brand. Directly across the street from the Museum of Modern Art and steps away from Fifth Avenue’s shopping, the 114 guestrooms and suites are designed by Paris-based luxury design team Gilles & Boissier. Amenities include salon-style spaces where guests may enjoy all-day dining menus created by the hotel’s two Michelin-starred culinary director, chef Gabriel Kreuther, as well as afternoon tea; a barrel-vaulted bar featuring a kaleidoscope of Baccarat crystal stemware; a Spa de La Mer (the first of its kind in the U.S.); and a 55-foot sunken marble swimming pool complete with day beds.