TWA Hotel to feature Paris Cafe

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten and MCR Development CEO Tyler Morse at the TWA Hotel.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten and MCR Development CEO Tyler Morse at the TWA Hotel.

The TWA Hotel at New York's Kennedy Airport will feature a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant.

Called the Paris Cafe, the restaurant will occupy the space of the TWA terminal's original Paris Cafe and Lisbon Lounge. The hotel is scheduled to open in spring 2019.

The Paris Cafe will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and cocktails at a medium price point.

"Vongerichten's take on the restaurant will help reignite the magic of the Jet Age throughout the TWA Hotel," said MCR Development, the company converting the Eero Saarinen-designed TWA terminal into a hotel. 

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The former TWA terminal circa 1962. At the upper right was the original Paris Cafe.

The Michelin-starred Vongerichten operates 36 restaurants. He will partner with Tastes on the Fly, a boutique airport restaurateur with more than 20 locations, on the Paris Cafe. 

"As an avid traveler," said Vongerichten, "I am very excited to be a part of recreating a culinary destination in this iconic landmark."

The TWA Hotel will feature 512 guestrooms insulated with soundproof windows, 50,000 square feet of event space for up to 1,600 people, a 10,000-square-foot fitness center, a rooftop pool and observation deck, and a museum devoted to TWA and the midcentury modern design movement.

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