Monday, August 31, 2009

Roosevelt Hotel Reopens In New Orleans

National Public Radio aired a story this morning written by Kathy Lohr, about the reopening of the Roosevelt Hotel last month, nearly four years after being closed due to damage sustained during hurricane Katrina. From the story:

The hotel, now part of the Waldorf Astoria chain of hotels, dates back to 1893; in the 1920s and '30s, it was the place to stay in New Orleans. Jazz greats, including Louis Armstrong, performed in the Blue Room, and movie stars frequented the grand hotel. After being shuttered for nearly four years, the Roosevelt has regained its former brilliance. Original mosaic tiles in the lobby were uncovered, and the Italian crystal chandeliers have been carefully cleaned. Now, they are stunning.

More here.

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