Baccarat Hotel New York has announced the appointment of Rick Corcoran as general manager. In this new role, Corcoran oversees the day-to-day operations of the flagship hotel, which transformed the French crystal maker into a luxury lifestyle hospitality brand when it opened in March 2015.
A seasoned hotelier for over 30 years, Corcoran’s professional ascent from humble beginnings as a line cook to a driving force in elevating hospitality experience through his visionary leadership, growth-minded strategies, and problem-solving skills is noteworthy. Prior to joining Baccarat Hotel, Corcoran was the general manager of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
Throughout his notable career, Corcoran held various general manager positions with luxury hospitality brands in the United States, Canada and the Middle East. These include Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa and the Fairmont Hotel Dubai, where he garnered valuable experience in the United Arab Emirates. Stateside, he helmed the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. He was also the F&B director at the Fairmont San Francisco and Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, and hotel manager at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver where he executed a successful business plan and operational strategy surrounding the city’s the 2010 Olympic games.
In his earlier leadership roles, Corcoran excelled as a hotel manager and director of food and beverage for various Fairmont properties, consistently driving financial growth, enhancing guest experiences and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence. With a passion for people, creative mindset, and unwavering commitment to excellence, Corcoran has consistently achieved outstanding results.