The classic Eero Saarinen TWA terminal at JFK has sat dormant for years, it’s soaring architecture looking more dreary and drooping than its grandeur deserves.
Luckily, other people thought the same thing, and a four year effort to restore and transform the terminal into the TWA Hotel took place. Nearly open for business, the restored architecture looks beautiful, and the 500+ room mid century hotel inside has all the makings of a new classic.
Classy design touches are everywhere within the hotel, from period, mid-century furniture, to throwback uniforms for the staff, to the branded amenities, that look straight out of 1962. We’re thrilled to see this iconic piece of American architecture get reborn in such a clever, fun, and lasting way.
In addition, world renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s brand new Paris Cafe is opening within the dramatic soaring architecture of the terminal. The world class chef is sure to bring new meaning to the idea of ‘airport food’.
Some of the many amenities:
- 512 ultra-quiet guestrooms with exhilarating views of JFK’s runways and the iconic TWA Flight Center
- 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space that can host up to 1,600 people
- 6 restaurants and 8 bars
- 10,000-square-foot rooftop observation deck with pool
- State of the art 10,000-square-foot fitness facility with yoga, spinning and other amenities
- Museum devoted to the Jet Age, TWA and the midcentury modern design movement
- Classic Solari split-flap message board with authentic original mechanical operation manufactured in Udine, Italy
- A drink lounge within a classic decommissioned Starliner airplane
Reservations starting February 14, for a May opening. Rooms will start at $249/night.