The TWA Flight Center at New York City’s JFK airport was revered for its influence on the design of many other airport terminals across the globe. After remaining largely unused in the wake of 9/11 due to enhanced safety procedures, the terminal’s site is now set to become the home of a new, world-class airport hotel.
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The $265 million project, accompanied by a 75-year lease agreement, is scheduled to break ground in 2016 and open its doors in 2018. The hotel plans are flush with exciting details (some of which haven’t been revealed to the public) that are sure to have airport attendees clamoring to stay a night, or several. Another interesting feature about this iconic hotel is that it will be able to generate its own power supply using modern energy management system technology.
In terms of guest accommodations, the hotel will be constructed in two, six-story towers. These buildings combined will feature 505 rooms, including 483 general rooms and 22 suites, as well as a 10,000-square-foot observation deck. According to the current plans, between six and eight restaurants will be scattered around the premises, and business professionals will have access to 40,000 square feet of event and conference space. Adjacent to JetBlue’s Terminal 5, the entire space will be accessible from every terminal of the JFK airport.
The JFK airport once again is pushing the limits of ingenuity in modern design, and this new hotel venture is sure to be a game changer for incoming domestic and international travelers. Stay current with the Jack Elkins blog for more information about exciting travel destinations and luxury construction happening across the globe. If you’re interested in learning more about Palm Beach Island real estate, Jack Elkins would love to meet. Schedule an appointment with the Jack Elkins team today and discover everything that a piece of Palm Beach Island real estate can offer you.