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An iconic landmark on the edge of New Orleans’ French Quarter, The Roosevelt reflects the rich cultural heritage of this great city.

Sip a signature Ramos Gin Fizz in The Sazerac Bar. This historic bar, once a favorite hangout of the legendary Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long, is home to two murals created by one of the city’s best known artists, Paul Ninas. Painted in the 1930s these Art Deco style pieces provide a fascinating insight into the art and history of the local area.

The lobby of The Roosevelt occupies a whole city block and contains several items which attest to the hotel’s important role in the cultural history of New Orleans. Stroll underneath the impressive crystal chandeliers as you admire the one-of-a-kind clock which functions as the lobby’s centerpiece. The impressive timepiece stands at nearly 10 feet tall and is made from solid bronze and onyx marble. The clock was originally made for the Paris Exhibition of 1867.

On the wall of the lobby is a replica of The Deduct Box which used to be kept in the 12th floor suite of Governor Huey P. Long. Long would expect each and every state employee who depended on him for a job to donate a proportion of their salary to his election campaign. The funds were kept under lock and key in this box.

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