Maison de la Luz is a custom-branded, luxury boutique hotel in New Orleans managed and operated by Ace Hotel. With designs by Studio Risley, we were tasked with building not just a small Web site but also build an interface to the cumbersome Sabre reservation system backend.
The site features scrolling animations, a sticky header that changes format and color scheme upon scrolling as well as smooth fade-ins and page transitions, all in an effort to portray the elegance of the hotel itself.
The reservation interface handles date selection, promotional codes, availability search and, of course, the selection and the actual reservation of rooms, including credit card transaction, all of which happen without a page refresh (a so-called Single Page Application).
Usability, security and performance were considered at every step along with accessibility and SEO.