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A Flight Through Time at the TWA Hotel

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A Flight Through Time at the TWA Hotel

Flying through JFK Airport for your trip to NYC? Consider booking your final night at the new TWA Hotel.

Aside from an easy hop to the airport, The TWA Hotel is JFK’s only on-airport hotel, this once-abandoned landmark offers a one-of-a-kind experience. The TWA Hotel is the iconic TWA Flight Center—designed by Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962, when JFK was called Idlewild Airport—reborn as modern accommodations with nostalgic nods to the Jet Age. AFAR writes:

“The TWA Hotel is full of retro details that nod to the terminal’s past, but the 512 guest rooms are actually located in a pair of new buildings that flank the historic terminal. In addition to the midcentury modern–inspired furniture and lighting reminiscent of the project’s 1962 origins, the rooms feature other aesthetically pleasing details like tambour walls and walnut martini bars made by a family-owned business in Ohio’s Amish Country. The minibar is stocked with period-appropriate snacks like Tab soda and Big Hunk candy bars.”

That’s just the beginning. The hotel features all sorts of amenities, including a rooftop infinity pool and observation deck with runway views, a cocktail lounge housed in a Lockheed Constellation “Connie” L-1649A, the world’s largest hotel gym, TWA exhibits, a shop featuring custom merchandise, and more. Don’t worry, the rooms are ultra-quiet, so you can watch the planes without hearing them.

Duggal’s H. Joseph Smith worked with TWA Hotel owner-operator MCR/MORSE Development to deliver much of the artwork seen throughout the guest rooms, lobby and public spaces in the hotel. The Duggal team created 1,250 gallery Plexi pieces, utilizing reproductions of the original silk screen TWA posters by David Klein and installing them room by room and floor by floor. 

Named one of “The World’s Greatest Places of 2019” by Time and featured on the cover of Interior Design just a few months after opening, it’s safe to say the TWA Hotel’s popularity is already taking off.

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