The development team behind the Ace Hotel New Orleans is creating a second, smaller luxury property in the Crescent City.

The company said its creative studio Atelier Ace will design the Maison de la Luz guesthouse, a quieter alternative next door to the bustling 234-room Ace hotel that opened 2016 with 234 rooms, a restaurant, a music venue and rooftop pool. 

The 67-room hotel is expected to open next spring. 

A blog on the Ace web site says the hotel was "inspired by ideas of grace, beauty and Southern luxury," and will represent "a soft world above the heat and wildness, an ease from the daily, a flood of sensual delight and a life of pleasure."

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