After sitting dormant for nearly two decades, Eero Saarinen’s famous winged TWA terminal has been carefully restored to create the centrepiece for John F. Kennedy International Airport’s first on-site hotel. The new $300 million TWA Hotel comprises 512 soundproof guest rooms, a 50,000 square metre events centre and retail outlets. Its six restaurants, include The Paris Café where celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has taken historic on-flight menus from Trans World Airlines as his inspiration.
Included among the TWA Hotel’s stunning features are a sunken cocktail bar in the historic chili pepper red-carpeted lounge, and a Lockheed Constellation “Connie” L-1649A transformed into a cocktail lounge. A rooftop infinity pool and observation deck offer views over the runways, while it also boasts the world’s largest hotel gym, measuring an incredible 10,000 square feet.
As well as overnight stays, rooms can be booked for four hours for those arriving in the early hours of the morning, or travellers with longer layovers.
Epitomising the glamour and optimism of the Jet Age, the original terminal opened in 1962. Designated a city landmark in 1994, the building was closed in 2001 and listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places in 2005.
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