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Step Back In Time With The New TWA Hotel

It's located in JFK Airport's former Trans World Airlines flight center.

This inspiring building dates back to 1962 and was considered a destination - dubbed "a cathedral to aviation".

In 2001, the TWA flight center shut its doors.

But then in 2014, plans to reimagine the aging terminal as the new TWA hotel began.

Now, the nostalgic building has opened its doors once again.

And includes lounges and décor that have been restored to their original 1962 glory.

Here's a look at some of its coolest throwback features:

A museum devoted to the jet age, TWA and the midcentury modern design movement.

A classic Solari split-flap message board with original mechanical operation.

The 1958 Lockheed Constellation Airplane, the Connie, that has been transformed into a cocktail lounge.

And for a more modern twist...

A 10,000-square-foot rooftop observation deck with an infinity pool.

The TWA hotel has 512 guest rooms with runway views.

The entire project's price tag?

Around $300 million

Set your seat backs and tray tables to their upright and locked positions as we take off into the future of what the Trans World Airlines (TWA) flight center has turned into. The inspiring building dates back to 1962 and was considered a destination - dubbed "a cathedral to aviation."

Today, it is the new TWA Hotel, still retaining the classic décor from its original 1962 glory days.  

New amenities include: 

  • A museum devoted to the jet age, TWA and the midcentury modern design movement.
  • The 1958 Lockheed Constellation Airplane, the Connie, that has been transformed into a cocktail lounge.
  • A 10,000-square-foot rooftop observation deck with an infinity pool.
  • 50,000 square feet of event space.
  • 6 restaurants and 8 bars.
  • A 10,000 square-foot fitness center.

Need a parking spot? the hotel has 4,000 parking spaces available, and can also be accessed through flight tubes from JetBlue Terminal 5 made famous by the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can, and AirTrains.   

If you want to stay at one of its 512 ultra-quiet guest rooms, rates start at $249 a night.