The historic TWA Hotel opened its doors at JFK Airport

Lockheed Constellation L-1649A Starliner TWA (c)Aaron Flacke / MCR Development
Piece of 60's Architecture (c) Kevin Hagen / Getty Images

Piece of 60’s Architecture (c) Kevin Hagen / Getty Images

After years of reconstructions, applications and approvals, almost impossible happened.. The jewel of the JFK New York Airport, the original Trans World Airlines (TWA) terminal, opened on Wednesday, May 15. 2019 its gates.
The remarkable architectural and architectural achievement was based on the design of the Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen. The terminal was opened in 1962 and ceased to exist along with the demise of the company in 2001, when the TWA brand was absorbed by American Airlines. The hotel, which opened on Wednesday, offers to its visitors 512 rooms and more than 4,500 m2 of conference space.

Pool with runway view (c) MCR

Pool with runway view (c) MCR

Rooms overlooking the runway 13L / 31R will offer every fan of aviation fun for many hours. Connoisseurs and admirers of the 60’s design will also come into their own. The hotel offers 2 landmarks. One is the Lockheed Constellation L-1649A Starliner, which has turned into a stylish hotel bar. In October 2018, the plane traveled 500 kilometers from Auburn-Lewiston Airport, where it has stood still for the last 30 years.
The aircraft was made in 1958 and wore registration N8083H. During its operation, it served as a supply aircraft in Alaska and even in the 1980s participated in the smuggling of marijuana in South America.
In 1986 it was bought by an aircraft enthusiast and shut down at Auburn-Lewiston Airport.

The second landmark of the hotel is the infinity pool on the roof. This pool is likely to be on the list of most aviation enthusiasts. Swimming in the pool while watching the take-offs and landings is not just experienced.

Source: CNN Travel


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