A new guesthouse has opened its doors in the vibrant, cultural melting pot of the American South.
Maison de la Luz is a private guest house located in New Orleans' Arts Warehouse District. Here's why you should check in on your next trip.
It's the product of a collaboration between two renowned American creative studios
The hotel, which comprises 67 rooms spread across six stories, is spearheaded by award-winning creative agency Atelier Ace and designed in partnership with Studio Shamshiri. The result is an elegant, classic property housed in the historic former City Hall Annex that exemplifies New Orleans charm.
Details, details, details
From grand staircases and marble vanities to ornate New Orleans antiques and works by local artists, Atelier Ace and Studio Shamshiri have pulled out all the stops when it comes to steeping the hotel in luxury. Think handmade linens, customised tiles, and sculptural details, like the snake-shaped handles on shower doors.
Bar Marilou's craft cocktails and convivial vibe
This craft cocktail bar is the first American project by French hospitality group Quixotic Projects, which is behind such popular Parisian restaurants and bars as Candelaria, Le Mary Celeste, Les Grand Verres and
Hero. For Bar Marilou, the group combined its French flair with New Orleans' cocktail history, European aperitif culture, and a dose of Caribbean colour.
The art, history and great eats of the Arts Warehouse District
Being situated in the city's Arts Warehouse District means easy access to the modern art galleries of Julia Street; museums such as the National WWII Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art; Lafayette Square, the second oldest park in the city; the local eats of Crescent City Farmers Market; as well as the history and culture of the neighbourhood, from its 19th century cobblestoned streets and converted brick warehouses.
Photography: Stephen Kent Johnson, courtesy of Maison de la Luz
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