Photo by David Mitchell
The TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy Airport is now accepting reservations for its 1960s-themed guestrooms, ahead of its soft opening on May 15. Rooms, decorated with Eero Saarinen-designed Knoll furnishings and martini bars, start at $249 per night. The 512-room hotel sits in two low-rise buildings behind Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center, which has been closed since 2001 and which will serve as the hotel’s lobby.
Photos by David Mitchell
Led by MCR and Morse Development, the TWA Hotel project broke ground in 2016, with the two buildings topping out last March. Now, as a time-lapse video released last month shows, construction is quickly wrapping up.
“Restoring the TWA Hotel is a labor of love for our entire team,” Tyler Morse, the CEO of MCR and MORSE Development, said in a statement. “We are counting the days until the landmark building, dark since 2001, is filled with life again.”
Photo by David Mitchell
Guestrooms get the full mid-century modern treatment with interiors designed by Stonehill Taylor. Each room features a custom-built bar made of walnut, glass, mirrors, brushed brass, and crystallized glass, as 6sqft learned last April, stocked with cocktail fixings. Plus, the room will have Saarinen’s red “Womb Chair” and his 16-inch round white Pedestal tulip side table.
The hotel’s glass curtain wall has seven panes and measures 4.5 inches thick, the second-thickest in the world, blocking noise while still allowing for perfect views of planes taking off and landing.
The exterior of the TWA Hotel
According to the developers, the TWA Hotel will accept reservations for shorter day stays this spring to provide guests “a place to shower, catch up on email with free fast Wi-Fi, have a great meal at The Paris Cafe by Jean-Georges and hit the 10,000-square-foot gym or rooftop pool before heading into Manhattan for meetings.”
In addition to the cafe by Jean-Georges, the hotel includes five other restaurants and eight bars, an Intelligentsia coffee bar with carts throughout the hotel, retail, and 50,000-square-foot event space. There will also be a cocktail lounge inside of a 1958 Lockheed Constellation (“Connie”) that will sit on the “tarmac” outside of the hotel.
Book a reservation at the TWA Hotel here.
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