Opening Soon: The TWA Hotel!

The Sunken Lounge at The TWA Hotel

The old Eero Saarinen TWA Terminal is finally getting its day….reopening as the TWA Hotel on May 15…after a 17-year hiatus. It was almost knocked down twice. Gee, wouldn’t it have been great to have 2,000 extra parking spaces or a mediocre food court in the spot where an architectural marvel once stood?

The TWA Hotel

Yours Truly doing his best The Village People

I had a pre-opening tour today and I must say, it’s pretty fabulous. It has 512 guest rooms, will be filled with Eames and Knoll furnishings, has a totally amazing original Noguchi fountain and everywhere is Saarinen’s signature Chili Pepper Red. The sunken lounge will be managed by The Gerber Group, there is a 365 day a year rooftop lounge with a capacity for 1,000 guests—and a ginormous infinity pool. My favorite touch? When guests check in, their bags go on a groovy baggage carousel!

I know a lot of people who will appreciate this hotel, namely:

  • Busy executives who want to have a Board Meeting very close to JFK…and don’t want to stare at wood paneling and Gordon’s vodka.
  • Associations—there is ample meeting space and a huge gorgeous ballroom—that want to be very close to the airport.
  • People that want to take that super early flight but worry about getting up at 3:45AM. It’s particularly nifty if you’re looking to go Hawaiian: Terminal 5 and Hawaiian Airlines is attached to the hotel.

The meeting rooms are ample, the ballroom is to die for, and everywhere is that uber-chic mid-century look.

Contact the team for rates and information!

The TWA Hotel

Lots of Fabulous

The TWA Hotel Under Construction

The TWA Hotel

Noguchi Fountain at the TWA Hotel

The Noguchi Fountain

 

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