Tansy Kaschak

TWA Hotel

"Catch me if you can!"

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TWA Hotel Slide from your flight straight into the hotel. So convenient!

Slide from your flight straight into the hotel. So convenient!

TWA Hotel Red carpet and retro futuristic lines everywhere

Red carpet and retro futuristic lines everywhere

TWA Hotel The rooms are small but perfect for a short layover stay

The rooms are small but perfect for a short layover stay

TWA Hotel Benny boy wanted to be a jet pilot (turned out to be a jet set hotelier — and raver)

Benny boy wanted to be a jet pilot (turned out to be a jet set hotelier — and raver)

TWA Hotel The gym is an attraction on its own. In fact, guests that are not booking a room for overnight can still get access and use it. It's massive and incredibly well equipped

The gym is an attraction on its own. In fact, guests that are not booking a room for overnight can still get access and use it. It's massive and incredibly well equipped

TWA Hotel Remember 'Catch me if you can' with Di Caprio?

Remember 'Catch me if you can' with Di Caprio?

TWA Hotel Cute corner furnished with 1950-60s pieces

Cute corner furnished with 1950-60s pieces

TWA Hotel The flapping of the old-school timetable is so nostalgic and pretty cool

The flapping of the old-school timetable is so nostalgic and pretty cool

TWA Hotel Who does not love a cinematic mirror?

Who does not love a cinematic mirror?

TWA Hotel Perennially busy check in area — it's JFK, baby!

Perennially busy check in area — it's JFK, baby!

TWA Hotel Lobby bar and, right outside, a Lockheed Constellation

Lobby bar and, right outside, a Lockheed Constellation "Connie" L-1649A plane transformed into a cocktail lounge

Highs & Lows

  • The convenience of sliding out of a flight and straight into a nicely designed hotel room is pretty amazing

  • The retro futuristic vibe and design are fun. We could see how lots of guests were staying over for the experience (and photos!)

  • The gym is just wow. It's massive, it's incredibly equipped, and it can be accessed via day passes too.

  • Alright, I know we're literally on the tarmac but perhaps the noise canceling windows could have been a tad more robust?

  • The price is a bit punchy

  • We hear the restaurants should be changing soon... We will be back to check some nicer and healthier food outlets

The Barometer

  • Design
  • Location
  • Future Forward
  • Night's Sleep
  • Service
  • Amenities
  • Takeable Treats
  • Refer a Friend
  • Overall Value
  • Life Changing
Total: 41/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Airport Hotel

  • Vibe

    Catch me if you can!

  • Location

    Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport

  • Rooms

    512 guestrooms

  • Pre-Arrival & Arrival Experience

    Website is easy to navigate and we received the usual confirmation email. This is not a lifestyle hotel so customer care kept to the basics

  • Future Forward

    LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Off-the-grid energy, as the hotel draws energy from its own, self-sufficient power plant. The integration of innovative museum exhibits curated by the New-York Historical Society focusing on New York as the birthplace of the Jet Age, the storied history of TWA Airlines, and the Midcentury Modern design movement

  • Music

    A really cool selection of classics from decades past

  • Year Opened

    2019

  • Designed By

    TWA Terminal designed by Finnish-American architect and furniture designer Eero Saarinen in 1962. Project Architecture by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners; Design Architecture by LUBRANO CIAVARRA Architects; Interior Design by Stonehill Taylor

  • Health & Wellness

    A rooftop infinity pool and 10,000-square-foot observation deck which grant unprecedented views of runway 4 Left/22 Right as flights take off and land. A 24/7 Fitness Center, the largest hotel gym in the world and home to the largest selection of Peloton bikes outside of the brand’s flagship studio in Chelsea

  • Food

    Six on-site restaurants including the Paris Café by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten; The Sunken Lounge; a Food Hall; The Rooftop Pool Bar; Intelligentsia Coffee; and Connie, a restored TWA Lockheed Constellation L-1649A that’s been transformed into a cocktail lounge

  • Bar, Events & Nightlife

    Three lounge and bars to choose from. Pool deck to inside a plane, you will be spoilt for choice

  • Minibar & Retail

    Minibars have been removed from our guestrooms due to COVID-19

  • Accessibility

    The TWA Hotel strives to accommodate the needs of all guests, including those with disabilities. The hotel and select guestrooms and restrooms are ADA accessible. However, there is no wheelchair assistance on offer

  • Pet Friendly

    Yes!

  • Children

    Yes!

  • Price

    Pricey for the category and its service, but then, it's NYC after all, and the convenience pays off

  • Tel.

    +1 212-806-9000

  • Website

    Visit website

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