Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, has unveiled plans for the redevelopment of the TWA Flight Center at John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) by transforming it into a 500-room hotel.
The plans were announced during the Governor’s Better New York luncheon where a string of proposals were unveiled for rejuvenating the city, including plans to redevelop LaGuardia Airport. The TWA Flight Center Hotel will be developed and operated by MCR Development.
Tyler Morse, CEO of MCR Development, said, “The TWA Flight Center Hotel will celebrate and preserve Eero Saarinen’s masterpiece, returning the landmark to its original glory and reopening it to the public.
“The TWA Flight Center Hotel will be an economic engine and a world-class airport hotel, creating approximately 3,700 construction and permanent jobs, 505 new hotel rooms, and 40,000ft² of meeting space at JFK. Whether staying the night or simply exploring, international visitors and New Yorkers alike will be able to experience the magic of the jet age in this extraordinary mid-century icon.
“We are proud to play a part in Governor Cuomo’s effort to revitalize New York’s airports for generations to come, and we look forward to working with all of the carriers at JFK to realize this vision.”