A luxury hotel in a former classified airport terminal
It is an absolutely unique place, classified as a historical monument . The terminal of the American airline TWA - located at the JFK airport in New York - will host in May a luxury hotel to say the least.
A TWA Hotel off piste
In 1962, the architect Eero Saarinen - originally the Tulipe chair edited by Knoll in the 1950s - imagined the Trans World Airlines Flight Center terminal. Remained in the shadows since the merger of the company with American Airlines in the early 2000s, the space is preparing to host a new prestigious hotel, the TWA Hotel @ JFK.
The two wings of the building will house 512 rooms , guaranteed "ultra quiet" by the Directorate through the use of Fabbrica facade glazing. Each room - inspired by sixties - will include Saarinen designer furniture, as well as many details of the airline's image. The guest rooms will also offer, among other things, a mini bar decorated with Moët & Chandon champagne or Hennessy cognac.
TWA @ JFK: a unique experience
The TWA terminal will also have a 1,600-seat conference center , divided into 45 separate reception areas. It will also highlight the world's largest hotel fitness center - operated by The Wright Fit -, an elevated pool, several shops and a rooftop terrace over 900m2 with views impregnable on the slopes.
Among the six restaurants available, the Paris Café - closed since 2001 - will rise from the ashes under the direction of French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
If several bars will occupy space, The Sunken Lodge - managed by Gerber Group - should have a special aura since it hosted the Beatles on American soil in 1965. The place also served as a film location for the film " Steven Spielberg's "Catch me if you can" in 2002. With its unique architectural references, the TWA Hotel will also have its own museum to the glory of the building and the airline. What to stick to the new trends in luxury tourism, in particular, the propensity to offer an experience out of the ordinary.
Reservations - starting at $ 224 per night - are already open on the hotel's website . The latter should welcome its first visitors as of May 15.