WHAT: The National WWII Museum celebrated the opening of its landmark hotel property The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center with an inaugural event and ribbon-cutting ceremony for members of the community and press with remarks by The National WWII Museum President & CEO Stephen J. Watson and World War II Theatre Inc. Board Chair Brandon Berger.
WHEN: Friday, December 6, 2019 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
WHERE: The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center 1000 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Named after Higgins Industries shipbuilder Andrew Higgins, The Higgins Hotel & Conference Center is located on The National WWII Museum’s campus in the heart of the New Orleans Arts and Warehouse District. The art deco-style property features 230 guest rooms, a second-floor conference center with more than 18,000 square feet of event space, a full-service restaurant, a rooftop bar and a concierge lounge for special guests. In addition to offering visitors convenient accommodations, the development also helps further the Museum’s educational and research resources for students and scholars alike. Opening in December 2019, The Higgins Hotel will complete the Museum’s campus footprint on the river side of Magazine Street, bringing increased vitality to the neighborhood, attracting thousands of visitors per year.
The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that future generations will know the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. Dedicated in 2000 as The National D-Day Museum and now designated by Congress as America’s National WWII Museum, it celebrates the American spirit, the teamwork, optimism, courage and sacrifices of the men and women who fought on the battlefront and served on the Home Front. The 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards ranks the Museum No. 3 in the nation and No. 8 in the world. For more information, call 877-813-3329 or 504-528-1944 or visit nationalww2museum.org.