This awesome new hotel is opened in abandoned New York (JFK) airport terminal
In place of the old terminal at the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, which had long been abandoned, a boutique hotel opened. You can book a room today!
The once revolutionary airline Trans World Airlines ceased operations in 2001. The terminal at the New York John F. Kennedy International Airport, built in 1962 by the legendary Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen, also closed with it. Until 2018, the futuristic building with winding shapes was empty, but after a large-scale renovation project worth $ 265 million, a new boutique hotel TWA Hotel opened there.
The exposition of the future TWA hotel actively quotes a white-red gamut, curved lines and smooth outlines of Saarinen's masterpiece at JFK. Visually light, full of light and air, the TWA Lounge, with stunning views of Manhattan, was developed by the Lubrano Ciavarra Architects office from Brooklyn.
Thanks to the TWA Lounge exposition on the 86th floor of the OneWorldTradeCenter tower, it was possible to plunge into the stylish retro atmosphere of the hotel a year ago. And today everyone can book one of the 500 rooms for the period of stay from May 15.
Fans of mid-century modern style and aviation lovers will find this hotel a paradise. The interior design celebrates the romance of flight: in the middle of the last century, this method of transportation was new to many. In the lobby and conference room, the original red seats were specially left out of the waiting area. From the speakers heard the music of Frank Sinatra, Dusty Springfield, The Beatles and other retro legends.
The path to the rooms is through long tunnels, which you may remember in the film “Catch Me If You Can” with Leonardo DiCaprio. The interiors are made in a pleasant neutral gamut with walnut, brass and glass finish. Guests can make free city and international calls from a vintage wired telephone while admiring the view of the runway. The panoramic windows are made of glass Fabrica and are the second-tallest in the world after the windows in the building of the US Embassy in London, so you will not hear the sound of a jet engine.
In the Trans World Airlines Museum you can look at the exposition dedicated to the century of jet transport and the history of the mid-century modern style. Among the exhibits are furniture from the middle of the last century, posters of David Klein, vintage luggage tags, Valentino, Ralph Lauren and Stan Herman stewardess design uniforms and much more.