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TWA Hotel opens in JFK airport’s iconic flight center

MCR and MORSE Development have reignited the magic of Eero Saarinen’s landmark 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, restoring and reimagining it as a first-class hotel. At the center of the hotel is Eero Saarinen’s iconic TWA Flight Center, where restaurants, bars and retail outlets have taken flight. Two hotel wings, designed to reflect and defer to the landmark TWA Flight Center, sit behind the historic building and contain 512 guest rooms with views of JFK’s runways and the TWA Flight Center.

The hotel opened to the public on May 15th.



  • 512 ultra-quiet guest rooms with exhilarating views of JFK’s runways and the iconic TWA Flight Center (photo 5)

  • 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space that can host up to 1,600 people (photos 2,3)

  • The Paris Café and The Sunken Lounge Departures Hall (photo 1) grab-and-go dining

  • A rooftop infinity pool and observation deck with runway views (photo 6)

  • A Lockheed Constellation "Connie" L-1649A transformed into a cocktail lounge (photo 4)

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

  • Museum exhibitions on TWA, the Jet Age and the midcentury modern design movement

  • Classic Solari split-flap message board with authentic original mechanical operation manufactured in Udine, Italy (photo 1)

Construction Facts

12 Miles of LED lighting

33 Staircases

35 Trades Working Onsite

52 Subcontractors

174 Firms Working On the Project

450+ Daily Construction Workers

1,000 CY of Concrete Poured for Connie’s “Tarmac”

3,000 Construction Jobs Created

20,000 SF of New Penny Tile Installed

74,000 CF of Sand Donated to the National Park Service of Spring Creek

600,000 SF of Project Space


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