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BEST HOTEL UPSCALE
WINNER

MAISON DE LA LUZ
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

THE DESIGN FIRM: Studio Shamshiri, Los Angeles
THE MUSE: The Southern sense of home. "Maison de la Luz

defines luxury as moving through the world with grace, rarity in
idiosyncratic details and taking exceptional care of people," says
Pamela Shamshiri, cofounder, Studio Shamshiri. But the influences of New Orleans' art, history, mystery and nature can also
be found throughout: rugs featuring Bayou-based flora and fauna
and abstract patterns and pieces, some featuring the ouroboros
with a pomegranate in its mouth, both symbolizing "rebirth."
THE MAGIC: Tying it all up with a bow. Studio Shamshiri took
every advantage to create custom-designed products and curate
vintage pieces. Local artists were also commissioned. So many
competing details and intricacies can be difficult to tame, but
cohesive threads throughout achieve a seamless ambience. High
ceilings in both The Breakfast Room and some guestrooms are
reminiscent of classic French stylings of parlor rooms. Chinoiserie blue hues surround scalloped table edges and can be found
in expected points-the bed frame, a velvety lounge, a ceramic
decorative perch in the bathroom. The Living Room exudes
a more private nature with deeper hues, denser fabrics and a
custom rug with golden tiger stripes. "Taking every opportunity
to luxuriate in the details, to create custom furniture, wallpaper,
artwork, rugs and collected eccentricities creates a bespoke
experience renewed with every stay," she says. "Maison de la Luz
redefines what luxury hospitality can look like without relying on
a blueprint."
THE MAVERICK MOVE: An ode to French aperitif bar culture
with Bar Marilou. Embodying the unexpected magic of its city,
this sexy little parlor hides behind a wall accessible through a
private guest-only speakeasy room. Lipstick red walls and drapes
surround pink velvet lounges, a zebra-striped rug and floor-toceiling shelves stocked with a book selection that celebrates the
space's former life as the City Hall Annex's historic law library.
Glass and brass-fixtured shelving attaches to mirrors at the bar
that sit above tiger print bar stools with fringe skirts.

ratively. Pairing lush velvets with bright colors and wild animal
prints, alongside boldly graphic art and lighting achieves the
setting of an eclectic private home, and earning the title of "guest
house" rather than "hotel."
SOURCES
OWNER/OPERATOR: Ace Hotel Group, New York; DESIGNER: Studio Shamshiri, Los Angeles;
PURCHASING FIRM: Benjamin West, Louisville, Colorado

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