The New TWA Hotel Is a Dream Trip Down Memory Lane

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TWA Hotel Is a Trip Back to the Mad Men Era
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We know: The term airport hotel doesn't exactly conjure notions of glamour. But trust us, you WILL want to stay at the new TWA Hotel at JFK airport. Housed inside the beautifully restored Eero Saarinen–designed TWA terminal (which was landmarked in 1994), the 512-room hotel is like a time warp back to swingin’ 1962—and all its Jet Age glory.

Live out your Mad Men fantasies by sipping a martini in the original, sexy “chili pepper red” Sunken Lounge, where passengers used to wait for their flights. Now a swanky cocktail bar, it offers vintage drinks from the era, along with new creations, and they come adorned with fun swizzler sticks denoting the exotic locations TWA used to fly to, just as the airline used to serve. You can also reserve a seat in the Connie, a converted 1958 Lockheed airplane-now-bar that sits outside the sunken lounge, whose restored cockpit is open to all visitors.

TWA Hotel Is a Trip Back to the Mad Men Era
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If you’re hungry, you can nosh in the Paris Café by Jean-Georges Vongerichten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s the first of several planned restaurants for the hotel.

TWA Hotel Is a Trip Back to the Mad Men Era
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Between meals, you can take a dip in the infinity pool, which doubles as an observation deck, or you can stroll through the mini museum, curated by the New-York Historical Society: Expect to see original posters, telephone booths, flight attendant and pilot uniforms, and vintage designer suitcases and other travel ensembles, many donated by former flight crews.

TWA Hotel Is a Trip Back to the Mad Men Era
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And if you’ve overindulged, you can work out—or get lost—in one of the largest fitness centers in the world, all 10,000 square feet of it!

As for the rooms themselves—which are located in the new swooping wings on either side of the main terminal—each one features floor-to-ceiling, seven-pane windows with 4.5-inch-thick soundproofing, so you get all the views with none of the noise. This is the kind of quiet that most New Yorkers would kill for. Bonus: The rates are more affordable than in Manhattan, from $224 for an overnight stay, or as low as $149 for a day stay, if you have a long layover and want a better place to crash than an airport lounge. The retro-cool branded bathroom toiletries are sure to get pinched!

TWA Hotel Is a Trip Back to the Mad Men Era
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Meticulously designed to immerse you in the Mad Men era while offering modern amenities, shopping, and eateries, the TWA Hotel is a full-on destination hotel—and you won’t even have to leave the airport!

TWA Hotel at JFK Is a Trip to the Mad Men Era
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