New GM Appointed at Baccarat Hotel New York

September 11, 2023

Rick Corcoran was named General Manager of the Baccarat Hotel New York last week. In this new role, Corcoran oversees the day-to-day operation of the flagship hotel, which opened in March 2015, according to a press release.

Corcoran has over 30 years of experience in hospitality. Prior to joining Baccarat Hotel, Corcoran was the general manager of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. During his tenure at the property, he earned the SH Hotels & Resorts General Manager of the Year Award in 2022.  

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. Stateside, he helmed the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. He was also the Food and Beverage 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.

“Baccarat is a true celebration of joie de vivre and I share our team’s passion to bring this to life for all our guests,” said Corcoran. “It is an honor to be joining such a legacy brand with a storied heritage and I am thrilled to join our service artisans in doing the best that can be done each and every day,” he adds. 

A native of Quebec City, Corcoran is fluent in French and English and graduated with a diploma in Culinary and Hospitality Management from Institut Du Tourisme Et D’hotellerie Du Quebec.  

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