Reservations to open at long-awaited property

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    Exclusive look at the new rooms at the TWA Hotel being built at JFK airport, as well as a look at the old terminal. The terminal will be the lobby of the new 512-room hotel.
    Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY

     

    Finally, aviation enthusiasts will soon be able to book a room at the TWA Hotel.

    The long-anticipated property on the grounds of New York JFK Airport will begin taking reservations at noon ET on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) for stays beginning May 15, when the hotel will have a “soft opening.”

    “A grand opening celebration will be thrown in the fall,” the hotel says.

    For now, room rates begin at $249 a night. Reservations must be made by visiting the hotel’s website, twahotel.com.

    Anchored around the landmark TWA Flight Center that opened in 1962 as the Jet Age dawned, the airport property is one of the most-anticipated hotel openings of 2019.

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    The 512-room hotel will feature two new six-story towers that flank the old TWA terminal’s “head house,” an architectural masterpiece designed by Eero Saarinen. The terminal is in the process of being converted into a 200,000-square-foot lobby the hotel claims will be the world’s largest.

    The TWA Hotel will include six restaurants and eight bars. One of those, a cocktail bar, will be housed in a refurbished Lockheed “Constellation” aircraft that was a staple of the TWA fleet in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

    It was not immediately clear if all of the hotel’s restaurants and themed areas would be available to guests for the “soft opening.”

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