WWII Museum in New Orleans Builds Hotel and Conference Center

By January 11, 2018, 12:02 PM EST

Andrew Higgins, the man behind the design and construction of the amphibious Higgins Boats that were critical to the success of World World II's D-Day invasion, is being honored with a hotel in his name. In December, the National WWII Museum, located in the business district of New Orleans, broke ground on the Higgins Hotel & Conference Center. When it opens on the National WWII Museum campus in 2019, the $66.5 million, new-build property will operate as part of Curio Collection by Hilton, the first for the brand in Louisiana.

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