A model guestroom for the TWA Hotel at Kennedy Airport was unveiled on Tuesday, featuring authentic Eero Saarinen-designed midcentury modern Knoll furnishings, martini bars, vintage rotary phones and gleaming terrazzo-tiled bathrooms with Hollywood-style vanities.
Accessible through Saarinen's arrival tubes made famous by the 2002 film "Catch Me If You Can," the rooms designed by New York City firm Stonehill Taylor are accented with warm wood elements and brushed brass.
The 512-room TWA Hotel, opening in spring 2019, will "restore Eero Saarinen's treasured 1962 TWA Flight Center to its Jet Age glory," said developer MCR/Morse Development.
"From the moment guests and visitors arrive at the TWA Hotel, they will find themselves immersed in the ethos of 1962's rich culture, architecture, sights, sounds and ambience. The attention to the smallest of details permeates the entire guest room experience, paying homage to the magnificent landmark and special time in American history," said Tyler Morse, CEO of MCR/Morse Development. "The rooms will provide unparalleled style and comfort to our guests as well as powerful views of Saarinen's terminal or flights preparing for takeoff through floor-to-ceiling, full-width, soundproofed windows."