Did Mardi Gras wipe you out? Instead of escaping New Orleans to recover, we suggest looking into a staycation. Maison de la Luz has proven to be the ideal refuge and was recently recognized on Travel + Leisure's "It List 2020."

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The hotel, which opened in May 2019, is home to 67 exquisite guest rooms, some of which start at $269. The spot was conceived by Ace Atelier and was dreamed up by interior designer Pamela Shamshiri. Her studio wove in delicate details into every aspect of the hotel: snakes sculptures serve as shower handles and hand-embroidered linens grace each bed. Guests will be delighted by the cheese and charcuterie selection in the afternoon to the honor bar in the evenings. If you're attempting to "dry out" post-Mardi Gras, you can skip the boozy beverages and enjoy the complimentary cookies and milk served each evening back at the hotel.

While Maison de la Luz is open just to guests, their sophisticated watering hole Bar Marilou is open to all. The red hued cocktail lounge has become a neighborhood favorite for light bites and creative cocktails. The bar also features a guests-only annex, accessible through a door hidden in a bookcase.

Whether you take advantage of the surrounding attractions or simply enjoy a well-deserved rest, a stay at Maison de la Luz has become a bucket list item for residents and visitors alike. Thanks Travel + Leisure!

Maison de la Luz is located at 546 Carondelet Street.