Rooms at the forthcoming TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK International Airport will have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the runway or the iconic, Eero Saarinen designed former TWA Flight Center building now being converted into a luxury hotel, as Business Traveller previously reported.
USA Today reported April 16, 2018, that a mockup of the hotel rooms was presented to journalists in a JFK hanger building, along with previews of staff uniforms based on vintage TWA flight attendant uniforms.
Among the unique features of the rooms were toiletry kits similar to those given to TWA passengers, logo slippers, mid-century furnishings, and rotary dial telephones. Mini-bars include cans of vintage Tab diet soda.
Work stations will be situated behind the beds, with views out the windows. Beds also will face the windows.
Slated to open in 2019, the TWA Hotel will have 512 guest rooms, six restaurants, and eight bars – including one housed in a vintage Lockheed Constellation aircraft in TWA livery, see Business Traveller. The hotel will feature a 200,000 square foot lobby and a rooftop pool.
The former TWA terminal debuted in 1962 and closed in 2001.