If you obsess over “Mad Men” and and collect magazines and ads from the era, you would probably suffer a gentle heart attack when visiting the newly opened TWA Hotel. Handsomely restored inside the iconic Eero Saarinen terminal at JFK airport, the hotel boasts 512 rooms for travelers, a rooftop pool overseeing JFK’s main runways, a 10,000 square feet fitness center, and a one-way ticket to the 1960s.
1. Main Lobby
2. Guest Rooms
4. Connie, The Plane
About the TWA typeface
To demonstrate just how fanatic the team working on the restoration of the TWA Hotel is, take a look at this custom typeface: Flight Center Gothic designed from scraps and archives by Pentagram’s Michael Bierut.
The typeface comprises thick line weights and exaggerated italics that are intended to evoke the motion of flight. Curving details, meanwhile, are intended to reference the futuristic architectural elements found in the terminal building, like the wing shaped exterior, and draw on the original lettering.
Located at JFK Airport (Follow signs for Terminal 5)
See on Google Map
Open for public 24/7
Overnight stay ~ $270
Morning stay (7 to 11 am) ~ $150
Midday stay (10 am to 4 pm) ~ $150
Afternoon stay (12 to 6 pm) ~ $150
Day stay (8 am to 8 pm) ~ $210
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Shop merch at TWA shop