TWA Hotel at JFK Opens in New York City

By Anna Breuer on 15 May 2019
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IMG_3571The TWA Hotel, centered on the storied TWA Flight Center, which serves as its reception area and lobby, opened its doors to guests on Wednesday.

The Flight Center’s neo-Futurist design features a prominent wing-shaped thin shell roof over the main terminal and tube-shaped, red-carpeted departure-arrival corridors. Its tall windows – unusual for the time period – offered travelers expansive views of airport operations.

The new hotel offers 512 rooms as well as six restaurants including the Paris Café, operated by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and eight bars, all with a 1960s feel, including the hotel’s cocktail lounge, which is housed in a 1958 Lockheed Constellation fuselage painted in a TWA livery. In addition, the hotel has 50,000 square feet (4,645 square meters) of meeting and event space and a 10,000 square foot (929 square meter) observation deck.

Other amenities include a a 63’ by 20’ (19.2 m x 6 m) infinity pool that has a beach entryway and in-water seating and is decorated with several TWA logo mosaics on the pool’s floor. In addition, guests have access to a 10,000-square-foot (929-square-meter) fitness center.

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