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$66M Hotel Opens at National WWII Museum in New Orleans

The Higgins Hotel New Orleans is the first lodging destination in Louisiana to operate under Hilton’s upper-upscale Curio Collection brand.

Higgins Hotel designed by NBWW
Higgins Hotel designed by NBWW

By Barbra Murray

The National WWII Museum has opened a $66.5 million lodging destination at its New Orleans campus. The 230-key Higgins Hotel New Orleans, Curio Collection by Hilton marks the debut of the upper-upscale Curio Collection brand in the State of Louisiana.

The National WWII Museum—which opened its doors in 2000 as the National D-Day Museum before being designated by Congress as the country’s official World War II museum in 2003—occupies six acres in downtown New Orleans. The eight-story Higgins carries the address of 1000 Magazine St. and joins a handful of other structures on the campus.

Architectural firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates designed the Art Deco-style building, which features four dining outlets, a rooftop bar and a state-of-the-art conference center facility totaling 18,000 square feet spanning the second floor. Kay Lang + Associates spearheaded The Higgins’ 1940s-themed interior design, which centers on the Second World War.

Hostmark Hospitality Group is handling management of The Higgins as well as the conference center. By completing the hotel, the National WWII Museum has made use of the last remaining undeveloped piece of land on its campus.

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