The developers of the new TWA Hotel at John F Kennedy International Airport, New York, have unveiled the room design ahead of its Spring 2019 opening.
The hotel will be located inside the former TWA Flight Center on the outskirts of the hub. Set in two low-rise buildings, the TWA Hotel’s 512 ultra-quiet, sixties-inspired guest rooms will feature authentic Saarinen-designed midcentury modern Knoll furnishings, martini bars, vintage rotary phones and bathrooms with Hollywood-style vanities.
The rooms, designed by New York City firm Stonehill Taylor, will be accessible from JFK through the flight tubes made famous by film Catch Me If You Can.
Tyler Morse, CEO of MCR and Morse Development, said, “From the moment guests and visitors arrive at the TWA Hotel, they will find themselves immersed in the ethos of 1962’s rich culture, architecture, sights, sounds and ambiance. The attention to the smallest of details permeates the entire guest room experience, paying homage to the magnificent landmark and special time in American history.
“The rooms will provide unparalleled style and comfort to our guests as well as powerful views of Saarinen’s terminal or flights preparing for take-off through floor-to-ceiling, full-width, soundproofed windows.”
Michael Suomi, principal at Stonehill Taylor, added, “We envisioned a refined guest experience in dialog with Saarinen’s masterpiece, a serene refuge from which to enjoy views onto one of the busiest airports in the world.
“Ultimately we wanted the TWA Hotel room to help create the level of excitement for and pride in aviation that travelers once felt during the rise of the industry.”
The hotel is set to feature six restaurants, eight bars, a variety of high-end retailers, a rooftop pool, and a fitness center.