The new TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport is now open for business. For about $250 a night, you can relive the best parts of the “golden age of flying”. Eero Saarinen’s iconic neo-futurist structure originally designed for Trans World Airlines in 1962, hence the TWA Hotel name.
There will be a fleet of vintage cars on standby to ferry travelers to their terminals in style.
Rooms feature windows that look out on the runways of Kennedy. But don’t worry, glass curtain walls are made from 7 panes and is 4.5 inches thick, so you shouldn’t be able to hear the planes overhead. Each room features a Womb Chair and a Tulip table, both designed by Saarinen, as well as a classic 1950s rotary phone.
TWA Hotel’s lobby is home to a new a mid-priced restaurant run by celebrated chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten that promises to improve JFK’s limited dining options. It’s named Paris Café after terminal’s original restaurant. The hotel will have eight drinking establishments. One of them is a cocktail bar built inside a refurbished L-1649A Starliner plane. There’s also a 10,000-sq-ft gym and rooftop pool.
The TWA Hotel is scheduled to open on May 15.
Here’s a list of features:
- 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