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Rendering of the TWA Hotel

TWA’s classic Flight Center now a hotel

The 512-bedroom property at New York’s JFK airport is open for bookings from today, for stays from May 15.

For airport nostalgists, TWA’s classic Flight Center at New York’s JFK airport has been turned into a new hotel inspired by 1960s decor and Jet Age nostalgia, the Guardian reports.

The new TWA Hotel makes full use of the stylish terminal building designed by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen and opened in 1962.

The 512-bedroom property will open on May 15, with bookings already being taken from today.

The building will feature six restaurants, eight bars, shops and a rooftop pool, while two new ‘wings’ will house the guestrooms.

The 1960s interiors will include Saarinen furniture, retro flight posters, vintage phones and views of the runways via noise-cancelling windows.

The original neo-futurist structure remains intact, including its winged roof and fluid design, which the architect intended would suggest the feeling of flight.

Flight tubes
The redevelopment of the building, which has been classed as a New York City Landmark since 1994, includes renovation of the famous arched, red-carpeted flight tubes that connect to terminal five.

The hotel will also have a classic Italian Solari split-flap mechanical message board, an observation deck and a museum dedicated to the Jet Age. Rooms start at $249 a night.

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