Iconic TWA Terminal Reopens as Retro Hotel
The abandoned TWA terminal at JFK has been transformed into a hipster destination: the TWA Hotel. The Eero Saarinen building now has a hotel, six restaurants, a cocktail lounge, shops, event space, rooftop infinity pool, and an observation deck.
As you make your way throughout the TWA Airport Hotel, you’ll feel like you stepped back in time — take note of the employees wearing vintage TWA uniforms and the retro design elements found throughout the property.
The 512-room hotel welcomed guests at its soft opening on May 15, 2019 and a grand opening is planned for later in the fall. Travelers can spend the night, or they can stop by and enjoy a cocktail in the Sunken Lounge, or the on-site resorted Connie L-1649A airplane. Board the plane and order a 1960s inspired cocktail, like an Old Fashioned and a Royal Ambassador Cocktail — drinks that were originally served on TWA flights.
If you’re looking to book a stay, rates start at $249 per night. Each room features crisp white linens and plenty of signature TWA red. With mid-century modern furniture, a martini bar, custom TWA toiletry kits, and of course flat screen TVs, it offers a comfortable place to rest. You can even book a hotel room that overlooks the runway if you want—the ultra-quiet windows cancel out runway noises. Travelers will likely appreciate that JFK finally has a hotel connected to the AirTrain and other terminals.
If you have a few hours to kill while at JFK, you can take advantage of a day rate booking. Hang out and relax in your room and check out this architectural masterpiece while you’re in the area.
If you happen to be making your way in or out of NYC or you miss a connecting flight at JFK, you’ll want to check out this unique, impressive hotel. It offers an experience that you won’t find elsewhere. Whether you’re an architecture or aviation lover, TWA Hotel will leave a lasting impression.