Inside the Stunning TWA Hotel, Now Serving Cocktails in High Style
It’s official: As of today, New York City’s coolest hang spot is in Queens. At the airport. The TWA Hotel opened at JFK today, bringing a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant, numerous cocktail lounges, some shops, and even a 10,000-square-foot gym to the newly restored TWA Flight Center.
The Flight Center, designed by architect Eero Saarinen and considered the “Grand Central of the Jet Age,” opened in 1956 and closed in 2001, after which it was accessible only via the occasional tour. Hotel developers MCR had promised to return the building to its “original glory,” and they’ve definitely earned their wings. Here’s our tour of the drop-dead gorgeous lobby.