NEW YORK, NY – Rick Corcoran has been named General Manager of the Forbes Five Star AAA Five Diamond Baccarat Hotel New York. In this new role, Corcoran oversees the day-to-day operation of the flagship hotel which reimagined the elegance and perfection of the legendary French crystal maker into a luxury lifestyle hospitality brand when it opened in March of 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. His passion for exceeding goals and achieving peak performance during his tenure at the lauded property earned him the SH Hotels & Resorts General Manager of the Year Award in 2022.
Throughout his notable career, Corcoran held various General Manager positions with esteemed 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 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 tremendously successful business plan and operational strategy surrounding the city’s 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 and earned numerous accolades throughout his distinguished journey, including The Ritz-Carlton being named “Hotel of the Year” (Luxury West Category, 2018) under his direction.
“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,” says 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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