Play Naughty, Sleep Saintly

An interview with Mark Wyant of the Saint Hotel in New Orleans

When commercial pilot Mark Wyant got stuck in New Orleans en route to his home in Dallas, he never dreamed of leaving town as the owner of the historic Audubon Building.

The Saint Hotel – No. 29

When commercial pilot Mark Wyant got stuck in New Orleans en route to his home in Dallas, he never dreamed of leaving town as the owner of the historic Audubon Building. He’s since converted it into The Saint Hotel, become part of our collection, and is now celebrating the opening of five unique “Archangel Suites”. We spoke to Mark about the recent designs.

Mark, what was the inspiration for the new suites?

The Saint Hotel is unlike anything in New Orleans, and I wanted to ensure that theme carried through to the new suites. I wanted to create spaces that were not only the ultimate in luxury, but provided guests a way to “Play Naughty” and “Sleep Saintly.”

Unlike Anything in New Orleans

Which is your favorite suite and why?

There’s no way I could pick just one! However, the Michael and Lucifer Suites feature one-of-a-kind luxury never seen before in New Orleans. For example, in the Lucifer Suite you’ll find antique Victorian pieces we uniquely refinished with exotic and luxurious fabrics.

What does “play naughty” mean to The Saint Hotel?

New Orleans is a city that allows you to step out of your routine and escape regular life. The city itself naturally has a “play naughty” atmosphere and that’s what The Saint Hotel is all about: heightened experiences and sometimes stepping out of the norm.