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The newly opened TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, United States is housed in the former TWA Flight Center airline terminal that originally opened in 1962, designed by architect Eero Saarinen. This hotel added two buildings on either side of the existing headhouse and contain a total of 512 rooms between them. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
In addition to the rooms, there’s also a conference space, multiple restaurants, an aviation history museum, and even a rooftop infinity pool, perfect for plane spotting. If water just isn’t your thing, head on over to the 10,000-square-foot observation deck. For nostalgic purposes, many of the TWA Flight Center’s original details, like the custom ceramic floor tiles and the 486 variously-shaped window panels, were replaced with exact replicas of the originals.
The developers intended on giving guests a 1960s-era vibe, complete with brass lighting, walnut-accented furnishings, and rotary phones. The hallways wouldn’t be complete without red carpeting, evocative of the color of the furniture in the original TWA lounge. Inside the rooms, you’ll find modern amenities such as blackout curtains and multiple-pane soundproof windows. Last, but not least, the restored large departure board was made in Italy by Solari di Udine and has been a fixture of the building since the Flight Center’s opening in 1962.