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Madonna makes swank hotel home while her dancers hit rockin' club with surgical masks

Madonna makes Houston hotel home while her dancers hit rockin' club

Madonna Rebel Heart Tour concert
When not lighting up the stage at Toyota Center, Madonna was bunking at the St. Regis Hotel. © Michelle Watson/Catchlight Group
Madonna at the St. Regis, Jan. 2016
The unmarked tour bus hauled a hefty black trailer which was said to house Madonna's luggage. Photo by Shelby Hodge
St. Regis Hotel Houston, Jan. 2016
Madonna booked 45 rooms at the St. Regis for her multi-night stay. Courtesy photo
Tony's Corner Pocket, bar
Some of Madonna's ultra-fit dancers spent a night off at Tony's Corner Pocket Photo by Julie Soefer/Greater Houston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Madonna Rebel Heart Tour concert
Madonna at the St. Regis, Jan. 2016
St. Regis Hotel Houston, Jan. 2016
Tony's Corner Pocket, bar

Now that the mega star has checked out of her pricey Houston digs, it can be told that Madonna called the swank St. Regis Hotel home for the better part of the week during her Rebel Heart Tour.

Word is that she tucked into bed in the Presidential Suite, reserved another suite for her chef and kitchen and yet another for her exercise room. In all, her entourage took over a whopping 45 rooms.

Ms. Ciccone used the St. Regis not only as home base in Houston but also as her jumping off place for her concerts in San Antonio and Tulsa.

The only sign that a big name had checked into the five-star hotel was the unmarked tour bus hauling a black trailer parked out front. That generously sized trailer was said to carry Madonna's luggage. We're assuming that included her costumes.

(We know of only one other diva who travels with that much luggage and she lives here in Houston.)

Madonna's dancers, however, called the Four Seasons Hotel downtown home for those nights. And that's where make-up artist Edward Sanchez ran into the twentysomethings Wednesday night in the hotel bar. An instant friendship formed and the kids wanted to take a busman's holiday — go dancing. Sanchez led them to Tony's Corner Pocket where he left them rocking the night well after midnight.

The dancers were all wearing surgical masks. As explained to Sanchez, their contracts do not allow them to take selfies with fans. So when someone's in a photo, they slip on the surgical mask to hide their identity. Who knew?