Get ready for takeoff: The soon-to-open TWA
Hotel at JFK Airport is going to be an AvGeek’s dream come
true. And starting at noon EST on Feb. 14, it will begin accepting
reservations for stays beginning on May 15.
Airport hotels are rarely something to get excited about, but
this property is bringing new life to Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA
Terminal, which was built in 1962 at the height of the Jet Age and
shuttered in 2001. The sleek, midcentury terminal gained landmark
status in 2005, which significantly restricts the changes that can
be made to the structure.
The hotel — developed by MCR and Morse Development — will
add new buildings with 512 rooms, a 10,000 square-foot gym, rooftop
pool, and six restaurants and eight bars, including the
Paris Café by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The hotel will also
have a coffee bar by Intelligentsia, retail outlets and a cocktail
lounge inside a renovated Lockheed Constellation L-1649A.
Naturally, the design will be both glamorous and distinctly
retro — a style that should make you feel like you’ve stepped
into an episode of “Mad Men.” But there will be plenty of
modern features as well, including ultra-thick glass window panes
to block out the noise of the airport. And just think of the
“Restoring the TWA Hotel is a labor of love for our entire
team,” Tyler Morse, CEO of MCR and Morse Development, said in a
statement on Friday. “We are counting down the days until the
landmark building, dark since 2001, is filled with life
Reservations will be available exclusively on the hotel’s
website, twahotel.com, and
rates start at $249 per night.
If you do book a room when the property debuts, be aware that
the hotel will be in its soft opening phase, which means some of
the outlets and amenities might not be up and running yet.
Featured image by Max Touhey courtesy of the TWA Hotel.
Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News2
The TWA Hotel Will Start Accepting Reservations Next Week