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The Saint Hotel Introduces 'Naughty and Nice' New Suites

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February 19, 2014 at 9:45 AM | by | ()

The Lucifer bathroom

With Mardi Gras just ahead (March 4), New Orleans is hard to beat as a place to celebrate. While there are no guarantees that what happens in New Orleans stays in New Orleans, the Saint Hotel wants it to happen there. With the debut of five new luxury suites their message is clear—play naughty. It’s OK.

We loved the Saint Hotel when it opened in 2012, and we love it still. Now a member of Marriott's Autograph Collection, the Saint continues its unique blend of approachable luxury with the soul of New Orleans. The design concept of the new suites is to the credit of the hotel’s owners Mark and Lorenda Wyant. They created the setting -- the rest is up to you.

The suites are named after archangels Christopher, Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, and Lucifer. Yes, Lucifer. Let’s have a look at the two Master Suites, the Archangel Lucifer Suite and the Archangel Michael Suite, which are about as different as night and day.

The Archangel Lucifer Suite The Wyants “…have some sympathy, and some taste…” in their suite named after the rebel angel Lucifer. If Lucifer opened a nightclub it might look like this. Original brick walls enclose darkened interior spaces with a mix of modern and antique furniture. Specially-applied wall finishes in the bedroom have an effective smoldering appearance. Ceilings glitter with Murano glass chandeliers. Clear glass walls make the bathroom part of the show, centered around a double slipper clawfoot tub, big enough for two.

So if you think you can dance, here’s your chance. This suite has its own stage, fully equipped with dancing pole and mirror ball. Stilettos are welcome.

The Archangel Michael Suite The Archangel Michael Suite takes a more heavenly approach in its presentation. Contemporary furnishings, bedding, and drapery are uncomplicated, straight lined, and museum white. Floors and ceilings emulate the skies in carefully chosen shades of blue that totally complement the elements in white. Bathrooms are eternally appealing with white Carrara marble floors and walls, and classic New Orleans French accents. These brick walls alternate with oversize, historical images of the archangel, bringing a bit of character to heaven--which is on the second floor.

The same rules apply to the heavenly suites as to the Lucifer Suite, but in case you need to be reminded, please refer to the throw on the bed with the message “Play Naughty.”

(Standard room rates range from $309 - $389, while an "upgrade" of $3,000 - $5,000 will land you these master suites)

[Photos: The Saint Hotel]

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