Why TWA hotel at JFK is an aviation lover’s dream


A 360 Twister room? The new TWA hotel is much more than a flight of fancy!

OK we’re all pretty much grounded at the moment but VIVA can dream and with rumours that an air corridor with New York may be on the cards, plus rapid testing at airports, well hopefully the day VIVA can fly away again is not too far over the horizon.

That’s why the launch of the TWA hotel is so timely as the iconic airline’s legacy has been turned into the perfect party palace for aviation fans and basically anyone who wants to vacay in style in the heart of the Big Apple and JFK – literally.

It’s been a labour of love for MCR and MORSE Development who say they have reignited the magic of Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1962 TWA Flight Centre (or Center if you’re a Yank)  at JFK Airport, restoring and reimagining it as a first-class hotel.

There are restaurants, bars, shops and two hotel wings, designed to reflect and pay homage to the landmark TWA Flight Center, which sit behind the historic building and contain 512 guestrooms with views of JFK’s runways and the centre itself. It was listed as one of the hottest hotel openings last year.

It is sleek and stylish, bringing back to life the golden era of airline glamour and looks just incredible boasting:

*512 ultra-quiet guestrooms with exhilarating views of JFK’s runways and the iconic TWA Flight Center

*Classic Solari split-flap message board with authentic original mechanical operation manufactured in Udine, Italy

* A rooftop infinity pool and observation deck with runway views

*A Lockheed Constellation “Connie” L-1649A transformed into a cocktail lounge

* Museum exhibits on TWA, the Jet Age, and the mid-century modern design movement

*The Paris Café and The Sunken Lounge

*Food Hall grab-and-go dining

*The world’s biggest hotel gym: a 10,000-square-foot fitness center

*A Twister Room, where you can play a wall-to-wall version of the 1960s game

*A Photo Room filled with snapshots from fans — and a booth to capture your own memories.

So, buckle up, grab a cocktail, and take a flight of fancy with these fabulous images which VIVA hopes to visit sooner rather than later.


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