Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Inside the TWA Hotel at JFK, New York!

It’s up up and away at last! JFK’s only on-airport hotel recently opened with its 512 soundproof guestrooms, restaurants and retail outlets! 

The hotel was a result of the careful restoration of Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1962 former Trans World Airlines terminal at JFK Airport.

When the TWA terminal opened in 1962, it epitomized the glamour and optimism of the Jet Age. The structure was designated a New York City landmark in 1994 and, after its 2001 closure, was listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places in 2005.

Take a peak inside the TWA Hotel with these amazing shots of the hotel:

Two brand new wings behind Eero Saarinen’s historic terminal house the
TWA Hotel’s 512 guestrooms (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
The TWA Hotel’s 1958 Lockheed Constellation “Connie” airplane has been transformed into a cocktail lounge. (TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
The TWA Hotel’s rooftop infinity pool and observation deck overlooks JFK’s bustling Runway 4 Left/22 Right. (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
The Sunken Lounge at the TWA Hotel boasts a split flap departures board by Solari di Udine — and a view of the hotel’s restored 1958 Lockheed Constellation “Connie.” (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
The Sunken Lounge at the TWA Hotel features its original Chili Pepper Red
carpet and authentic penny tile. (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
Eero Saarinen’s soaring terminal serves as the heart of the TWA Hotel. (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
A view toward The Sunken Lounge from the terminal’s front entrance. (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
Visitors to The Sunken Lounge and the Paris Café by Jean-Georges can watch planes take off as they sip cocktails. (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
Bon appétit! The Paris Café by Jean-Georges serves breakfast, lunch and dinner (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
The Hughes Wing of the TWA Hotel is accessed through Flight Tube No. 2 (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
A view of iconic Flight Tube No. 2 (Credit: © Christopher Payne/Esto)
The staircase leading from The Sunken Lounge to the Lisbon Lounge area (Credit: © Christopher Payne/Esto)
The Pope’s Room, where the pontiff went to enjoy some privacy after he flew
TWA (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
A view from the top: Looking down on the terminal from the London Club area. (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
From the London Club area, guests can view the famous Flight Bridge and
get a peek at the hotel’s 1958 Lockheed Constellation “Connie.”
(Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
The Flight Center’s signature Vulcain clock ticks on (Credit: © Christopher Payne/Esto)
As guests enter, check-in is on the left. Also seen here: stairs to Flight Tube
No. 1 and the Saarinen Wing of the TWA Hotel, named for the Flight Center’s architect, Eero Saarinen. (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
After checking in, guests can wander over to the Hall of Kleins, where artist
David Klein’s famous TWA travel posters are on display. (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
The 1962 Room at the TWA Hotel offers 4,200 square feet of space to party (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
Come fly with us! A collection of vintage TWA crew uniforms – including those designed by Valentino, Stan Herman and Ralph Lauren – on display at the TWA Hotel (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
Rare vintage TWA air hostess uniforms are part of museum exhibitions
curated by the New-York Historical Society at the TWA Hotel. (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
Traveling in style: a vintage suitcase packed with retro TWA ephemera is exhibited at the TWA Hotel. (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)
All lit up: The TWA Hotel at night (Credit: TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)

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