The 137 room Hotel LeCirque, located on Lee Circle in the heart of New Orleans’ Arts District, was re-designed three years following an initial renovation during which the building was painted black. Given the hotel’s proximity to many of the city’s art galleries and museums, the architects and lighting designer re-conceived the façade as a changing light sculpture, adaptable to national and local holidays. To facilitate this, the dark façades were re-painted a light beige which also promoted energy conservation by reducing heat gain. The public spaces were largely re-designed with oranges and browns to complement existing Murano light fixtures. In contrast to these warm colors in the lobby and hallways, the guest rooms became a calmer ensemble of baby blues and beiges.