JFK Airport’s iconic TWA Flight Center, designed in 1962 by architect Eero Saarinen, was partially demolished and then rebuilt with sections branching off to form JetBlue’s Terminal 5 in 2008. The original terminal, a New York City landmark that is also on the National Register of Historic Places, is now serving a new purpose as the focal point of the TWA hotel. New additions to the flight center create a total of 512 guest rooms, a conference center, restaurants, bars, retail shops, a rooftop observation deck with pool and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The hotel also provides access to JFK terminals via AirTran. Historical design details—custom ceramic floor tiles, brass lighting, walnut-accented furnishings—help preserve the terminal’s original 1960s style.
May 22 — ongoing