An airport hotel is a great place to stay if you’re getting ready to travel, but a new hotel at New York City’s JFK will allow guests to travel back in time to the 1960s.
The hotel is located in the former TWA Flight Centre, an incredible mid-century modern airport terminal that is sure to inspire fans of retro architecture and design. The building opened back in 1962, but closed in 2001 after TWA merged with American Airlines.
Luckily for those who remember the terminal – or just want to relive the 60s experience – the 512-room hotel will give travellers a chance to stay inside while putting them close to JFK. The guest rooms will have views of the runways – perfect for anyone who loves plane spotting. If you’re worried about noise, the hotel will feature a glass curtain wall, the second-thickest in the world, after the wall at the US embassy in London, according to the hotel. That will block out the sounds from the runway, so travellers can sleep well.
Film buffs will be able to enter their rooms through the iconic flight tubes that were featured in the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can. Travellers who just want to relax can head to the 10,000-square-foot rooftop observation deck with a pool.
For anyone looking to relax, they can head to the six restaurants or eight bars, or work out at a fitness facility with yoga, spinning and more. For history lovers, there is a museum dedicated to the jet age, TWA and mid-century modern design. Interested? Find out more about reservations here.