TWA Terminal at JFK May Become JetBlue-Affiliated Hotel
JetBlue and its partner MCR Development, a hotel developer, are reportedly in advanced negotiations with the terminal’s owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The news was first reported in the Wall Street Journal.
Designed by Eero Saarinen, the terminal’s interior and exterior have been designated as historic landmarks by New York City, and the National Park Service listed it on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.
A previously announced plan to develop the terminal, currently known as T5, as a hotel with André Balazs Properties fell through in January 2014.
Those plans called for a hotel and conference center along with restaurants, a fitness center, and a flight museum. The Federal Aviation Administration and the New York State Historical Preservation Office have already approved use of the terminal as a hotel.
If JetBlue and its partner are successful in developing the hotel at the Flight Center, it will be the first on-airport hotel at JFK.
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