The Vibe: Jet Age.
The Area: The TWA Hotel is JFK’s only on-airport hotel.
The DNA: Breathing new life into a world-renowned former Trans World Airlined terminal designed by Eero Saarinen, which opened in 1962. Shuttered since 2001, it reopened as a hotel with 512 rooms located in two new adjoining wings. The iconic building epitomised the glamour of the Jet Age; its elegant and outlandish curves influencing midcentury architecture the world over. The addition of a 4,500m2 (sq ft) events centre, dining and drinking spaces, and curated retail ensure Saarinen’s wonder will be enjoyed for decades to come. A rooftop infinity pool with runway views and enlightening museum exhibitions on TWA, the Jet Age and the midcentury modern design movement mean that those waiting to board their flights or resting on stopovers need never get bored. A Shinola watch bar and leather goods store; Warby Parker Pencil Room; Phaidon + Herman Miller Reading Room; and host of dining optionsc- including the Paris Café; reimagined Sunken Lounge; and Connie, a cocktail bar located inside a 1958 Lockheed Constellation airplane – add an additional smattering of excitement to one of global architecture’s most awaited restoration projects.
Suite-Me-Up: With views of the runways, bedrooms feature Fabbrica glass which—measuring seven panes and at four-and-a-half inches thick—ensures the floor-to-ceiling, full-width windows cancel all aircraft noise. Midcentury modern furniture adds to the glamour-puss style evoked throughout the hotel, whilst vintage pieces, a warm wood colour palette and huge beds make for an exceedingly comfortable stay.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 512 rooms & suites • hotel opened: May 2019 • architecture: LubranoCiavarra (hotel wings) • interior design: Stonehill Taylor • parking possible nearby (charged) • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible