After years of coming and going, planning and negotiating, the much anticipated TWA Hotel finally opened Wednesday at JFK International Airport in New York.
The project transformed the iconic TWA Flight Center from Eero Saarinen – the main transatlantic hub for Trans World Airlines until the closure of its business in 2001. The original building, adjacent to the new construction of JFK Terminal 5, is a New York City and a living artifact of the so-called "golden age" of air travel.
While the hotel is officially open and most of its 512 rooms and suites are ready to welcome their guests, promoters are still completing work in public spaces, installing items in kitchens and dining rooms, finalizing the pool and installing the furniture.
Despite everything, the hotel is already an impressive sight. With a retro style, themed restaurants and a pool that promises to make aviation fans pass on to kids and adults, it's worth the visit the next time you arrive at JFK.
A ribbon cut took place before three o'clock in the afternoon. time of arrival and various media, former TWA employees and aviation history enthusiasts have had the opportunity to wander the property. While it is obvious that the work is still going on, keep reading to discover one of the most elegant airport hotels in the world.
Although the hotel is not part of a major chain – and it is not yet possible to book it through online portals – you can still earn reward points on a stay using a credit card that earns bonus points on travel purchases. Do not forget to check out our guide to the best travel credit card rewards here.