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National WWII Museum developing a 1940s-themed hotel
The National WWII Museum in New Orleans has also confirmed The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center for 2019, as the institution expands its offerings.
The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center will have 230 guest rooms and is set to open this autumn in the New Orleans Warehouse District.
The hotel will feature a 1940s theme designed by architects Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates (NBWW) and interior design firm Kay Lang + Associates.
The guest rooms and suites will tell the story of individuals who served in the war. Dining offerings include the Café Normandie and Rosie’s on the Roof. These will celebrate the legacy of women in WWII.
The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center is named after Higgins Industries founder and owner, Andrew Jackson Higgins, who Dwight D. Eisenhower described as “the man who won the war for us”.