TWA Terminal at JFK to Become JetBlue-Affiliated Hotel
John F. Kennedy International Airport may soon get its first ever on-airport hotel.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Friday that a partnership between JetBlue Airlines and MCR Development will build the hotel, which will be adjacent to the former TWA Flight Center.
The news was first reported in Crain’s New York Business.
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.
The hotel will have 505 rooms and 40,000 square feet (3,716 square meters) of meeting and event space. It will also have multiple restaurants and an observation deck.
The TWA Flight Center will be used as the hotel’s lobby and the partners will build a new building adjacent to it for guest rooms and other facilities.
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