The Big Apple’s international gateway is hoping to recapture the glamour of aviation’s Jet Age aka the 60s when flight attendants wore stylish uniforms, cocktails were served and consumed any time of the day and travel was apparently faster.
Plans are underway to restore the TWA (Trans World Airlines) center in New York and transform it into JFK’s retro hotel.
This isn’t just a touch of the 60s guys, this is an all out nostalgic retrofit.
Staff will sport old school flight attendant uniforms, including those fashion-forward hats and gloves, and guests will enjoy a red-hued dream space, serving as a flashback to the 1960s world of aviation.
There’ll be 505 guest rooms available to hire and the property will have the largest lobby in the world at 200,000 square feet along with eight restaurants and six bars.
Travellers will be able to take a dip in the hotel’s rooftop pool, sit by the observation deck or hire out conference space.
Vintage items from the airline’s heyday will be on display such as air steward uniforms, the jackets employees would wear when they wanted to smoke off-duty and more.
The newly designed hotel isn’t set to open until 2019, but flyers passing through JFK can get a sneak peek of the retro property by visiting the 86th floor of One World Trade Center.
“We’ve brought the glamor of the Jet Age to the 86th floor of the World Trade Center,”
Tyler Morse, MCR and Morse Development CEO & Managing Partner
“It’s a glimpse of what to expect when the TWA Hotel opens.”
TWA was a major American airline from its founding in 1930 until it filed for bankruptcy for the third time in 2001.
The carrier was owned by aviation’s Howard Hughes and was headquartered in the TWA Flight Centre at JFK.
The TWA closed its doors in 2001 when the airline shut down.
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