February 15, 2019

Reservations Open at Eero Saarinen’s Iconic TWA Terminal-Turned-Hotel at JFK Airport

Exterior of TWA Hotel, John F. Kennedy International Airport. Photography courtesy of MCR Development.

Eero Saarinen’s iconic terminal at New York City’s John F. Kennedy airport has taken on a new life as the heart of the soon-to-open TWA Hotel. Saarinen’s fully-restored 1962 terminal is flanked by two brand-new buildings that house the 512 midcentury-modern hotel rooms. MCR and Morse Development enlisted Beyer Blinder Belle to restore the historic terminal, while Lubrano Ciavarra designed the retro-inspired hotel. The guest rooms’ interior design was executed by Stonehill Taylor

A guest room at the TWA Hotel. Photography courtesy of Stonehill Taylor.

While the reservation system opened this week, the earliest guests can book a stay is on the hotel’s soft opening date of May 15. An event space designed by INC architecture and design will elevate the already stunning surroundings for celebrations, conferences, and more. The Paris Café by Jean-Georges will offer a much more palatable alternative to airport food, and guests can turn to either the 10,000 square-foot fitness center or rooftop pool for some serious rest and relaxation. 

Learn about the terminal’s high-tech history, and how the multi-year quest to revitalize the property first began.

The interior of Saarinen’s legendary TWA terminal. Photography by Max Touhey.

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