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TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:41 pm
by J
Here is an interesting development. The iconic terminal building designed by Saarinen (also designed the Dulles terminal and the St. Louis Arch) will be opening soon. The terminal will be the lobby with the new hotel unobtrusively in the background.
https://www.twahotel.com/hotel

The building has appeared in many films including Catch Me if You Can (tubes with red carpets) and in this commercial for handbags. The models are somewhat distracting but you can see a lot of interior shots in the background.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu0qJ3EKicc

Re: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:56 pm
by 3WE
Thank you.

Re: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:44 am
by monchavo
Here is an interesting development. The iconic terminal building designed by Saarinen (also designed the Dulles terminal and the St. Louis Arch) will be opening soon. The terminal will be the lobby with the new hotel unobtrusively in the background.
https://www.twahotel.com/hotel

The building has appeared in many films including Catch Me if You Can (tubes with red carpets) and in this commercial for handbags. The models are somewhat distracting but you can see a lot of interior shots in the background.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mu0qJ3EKicc
The video is for the Spring 2013 campaign which goes to show how long it has been in development!

Re: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:05 pm
by J
I was there last weekend and saw it from the AirTain shuttle. It appears the new structures behind th terminal building are nearly completed but the white roofs of the terminal still look worn out and shabby. They are not seeking a room reservations yet but you can book an event. Must be close to ready.

Re: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:59 pm
by J
Now they’re bringing in an ex-TWA Constellation to be a lounge.

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/ ... ail-lounge

Re: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:49 pm
by J
JFK's TWA Hotel is Now Taking Reservations
Note it appears some rooms will not have runway views so book accordingly.

Think of it as the hottest hotel opening in New York this year. The TWA Hotel at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport will begin taking reservations on Valentine’s Day at noon EST on Thursday, February 14, 2019 for stays from May 15, 2019.
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The hotel’s 512 midcentury modern-inspired guestrooms, which are indeed housed in new buildings behind the 1962 Eero Saarinen-designed landmark that is the heart of the hotel, will be available beginning on May 15, a date which the developers are calling the TWA Hotel’s soft opening. There will be a grand opening celebration in the fall. Room rates start at $249 a night.
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The TWA Hotel will feature six restaurants and eight bars, including The Paris Café by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. There will also be an Intelligentsia coffee bar as well as coffee carts throughout the hotel grounds. A Lockheed Constellation L-1649A, nicknamed Connie, is being transformed into a cocktail lounge.

The retail outlets have yet to be named but the hotel owners clearly expect the hotel to serve more than transiting passengers, with 50,000 square feet of event space that includes a 15,000-square-foot ballroom. Need to work out the kinks before a flight? Do laps in the rooftop pool or workout in the 10,000-square-foot fitness center. For aviation buffs, just hanging out on the rooftop observation deck may be enough.

The TWA Hotel plans to offer reservations for shorter day stays, which will be ideal for JFK travelers who are transiting a place to shower, utilize the Wi-Fi, or fit in a workout.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/everettpot ... a49322721b

Re: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:56 pm
by J
Here is a frothy article with some photos showing the Constellation being placed into its new position as a cocktail lounge.

https://untappedcities.com/2019/04/11/p ... its-wings/

Re: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:35 pm
by elaw
...the Constellation...
Maybe they should put that thing back into service... I bet it doesn't have a failure-prone system that causes it to try to dive into the ground unexpectedly!

Re: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:57 pm
by Not_Karl
...the Constellation...
Maybe they should put that thing back into service... I bet it doesn't have a failure-prone system that causes it to try to dive into the ground unexpectedly!
But it has wings! :o And millions of vertical stabilizers! :shock:

Re: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:01 am
by 3WE
...the Constellation...
Maybe they should put that thing back into service... I bet it doesn't have a failure-prone system that causes it to try to dive into the ground unexpectedly!
Have we read “Fate is the Hunter”?