Maison De La Luz: Quintessential Southern Elegance

For those coming to the Paris of the South looking for the perfect balance between French splendor and New Orleans charm, look no further than the Maison De La Luz. 

The brainchild of Atelier Ace (Ace Hotel Group) in partnership with Studio Shamshiri, every corner of this guesthouse is filled with beauty and flair. These two multi-disciplinary creative agencies have won international recognition for their hotel design work by Condé Nast, Vanity Fair, and Architectural Digest. In fact, Vogue Paris listed the Maison De La Luz as one of their top hotel destinations in the city. 

Photos by Jenny McCabe

Ace Hotels bought the building, a former City Hall annex, looking to “flex some new creative muscle in the luxury market.” Taking its inspiration from classic French hotels and Southern bed-and-breakfasts, Maison De La Luz created its very own style that is both luxurious and intimate.

Enjoy nightly wine and cheese in the private, guests-only living room and stick around for socializing over handcrafted cocktails, or bring the drinks back up to one of their 67 suites to continue the night in intimate luxury. In the morning, you can come back down to the adjoining breakfast room to indulge in sweet and savory dishes from a curated à la carte menu or their extensive buffet.

Photos by Jenny McCabe

The neighborhood outside the Maison De La Luz is just as elegant as inside. Located less than a block from Lafayette Square, guests can enjoy VIP treatment at the surrounding bars and restaurants, such as a guest-only entrance into Bar Marilou—a cocktail bar that is part of Quixotic Projects (a Parisian culinary group). If you are hungry, enjoy priority reservations next door at the Josephine Estelle, an Italian osteria run by two James Beard-nominated chefs. 

No matter your reason for visiting, Maison De La Luz will transform your trip into an eclectic getaway filled with elegance and luxury in the heart of New Orleans.