First look at the rooftop infinity pool at the hotly anticipated $265m TWA Hotel at JFK Airport

This is the first glimpse of the stunning rooftop infinity pool at JFK Airport’s hotly anticipated $265million TWA Hotel.

A rendering, shared exclusively with MailOnline Travel, shows how the 64-foot-long swimming spot will afford swimmers views of the runways and taxiways. There’s an observation deck, too, for guests who want to focus on plane spotting.

The pool will be available to both guests and non-guests when the sprawling 200,000-square-foot complex opens on May 15.

A rendering, shared exclusively with MailOnline Travel, shows how the TWA Hotel’s 64-foot-long swimming spot will afford swimmers views of the runways and taxiways 

It's projected that the 200,000-square-foot hotel will receive 10,000 customers a day after it opens its doors on May 15

It’s projected that the 200,000-square-foot hotel will receive 10,000 customers a day after it opens its doors on May 15

The pool area will be decked out with sun loungers for those who fancy a lie down prior to departure and will have an open-air bar area where drinks and food can be ordered.  

A spokesperson for the TWA Hotel said that the infinity edge swimming pool was inspired by the one at the famed Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France.

They added: ‘As you look out over the horizon, instead of the azure Mediterranean Sea, you will see Runway 4L and 22R – which, to some people, is even more exciting.’   

An estimated $265million has been spent on the 512-room property, housed within the space-age TWA terminal. Above, a rendering of what the finished building will look like

An estimated $265million has been spent on the 512-room property, housed within the space-age TWA terminal. Above, a rendering of what the finished building will look like

A mock-up hotel room gives a taste of what guests can expect. It shows smart retro-styled fixtures and fittings, with walnut wood panelling adding to the old-school glamour

A mock-up hotel room gives a taste of what guests can expect. It shows smart retro-styled fixtures and fittings, with walnut wood panelling adding to the old-school glamour

JFK’s TWA Hotel has been years in the making. 

The 512-room property is housed within the space-age TWA terminal, which was built in 1962 by business magnate Howard Hughes, but which has remained dormant since 2001. 

Its creators, Mcr and Morse Development, are gearing up for the opening next month. 

A mock-up hotel room was crafted to offer a taste of what guests can expect.

It shows smart retro-styled fixtures and fittings, with walnut wood panelling and brushed brass adding to the old-school glamour.

In the bathrooms, polished stone floors and a monochrome tiling theme completes the slick look.

Photos show that the huge lobby area is pretty much complete, with red carpeting laid down and a museum area detailing the terminal's history

Photos show that the huge lobby area is pretty much complete, with red carpeting laid down and a museum area detailing the terminal’s history

The hotel's creators, Mcr and Morse Development, are gearing up for the opening. Above, the lobby area

The hotel’s creators, Mcr and Morse Development, are gearing up for the opening. Above, the lobby area

There will be six restaurants within the complex. World-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will premiere the Paris Café restaurant. Above, a vintage menu that he used for inspiration

There will be six restaurants within the complex. World-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will premiere the Paris Café restaurant. Above, a vintage menu that he used for inspiration

To keep noise to a minimum, the hotel has been fitted with huge triple-glazed windows

To keep noise to a minimum, the hotel has been fitted with huge triple-glazed windows

The rooms will be decorated with art that harks back to the 1960s and guests will be able to make unlimited free international and local calls on vintage-style rotary phones.

To help guests get in the holiday swing of things, each room will feature a cocktail bar with ingredients for an array of libations. 

Or if they fancy an expert touch, they can head to one of the hotel’s eight bars.

One of them will be inside a 1958 Lockheed Constellation plane, which will be positioned on the tarmac between the TWA Hotel and Terminal 5. 

There will also be multiple dining options – six restaurants in total. 

World-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will premiere the Paris Café restaurant, which will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. 

In the bathrooms, polished stone floors and a monochrome tiling theme completes the slick look

In the bathrooms, polished stone floors and a monochrome tiling theme completes the slick look

Guests can make unlimited free international and local calls on vintage-style rotary phones

There will be handy USB sockets by the bed for charging devices

Guests can make unlimited free international and local calls on vintage-style rotary phones (left), while there will be handy USB sockets by the bed for charging devices (right)

Behind the beds there will be desk areas so that guests can work from their rooms

Behind the beds there will be desk areas so that guests can work from their rooms

A 10,000-square-foot gym, meanwhile, will cater for fitness fanatics. It will house the latest equipment and host yoga and spinning classes, among others. 

Photos show that the huge lobby area is pretty much complete, with red carpeting laid down and a museum area detailing the terminal’s history.

The original clock and split-flap information board remain in place.   

Tyler Morse, the CEO of Mcr and Morse Development, says the 1960s theme will transport visitors back to the golden age of travel

Tyler Morse, the CEO of Mcr and Morse Development, says the 1960s theme will transport visitors back to the golden age of travel 

A photo of one of the hotel amenity bags, with a range of branded toiletries included

A photo of one of the hotel amenity bags, with a range of branded toiletries included 

This 1950s Lockheed Constellation plane is going to be one of the hotel's cocktail bars

This 1950s Lockheed Constellation plane is going to be one of the hotel’s cocktail bars

The hotel boasts huge panes of triple-glazed glass to keep noise to a minimum.

The outside wall of the building features 2,055 panels of glass that weigh 1,740 pounds each.

It’s projected that the hotel will receive 10,000 customers a day when it opens.

It is connected to JFK Terminal 5 via tube-like walkways, once traversed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2002 aviation-themed film Catch Me If You Can.

All of the terminals are then accessible via the airport Airtrain. 

Tyler Morse, the CEO of Mcr and Morse Development, says the 1960s theme will transport visitors back to the golden age of travel.

He added: ‘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 ambiance. 

‘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.’ 

The TWA terminal was designated a New York City landmark in 1994 and, after its closure in 2001, was listed on the National and New York State Registers of Historic Places in 2005. 

Its transformation into a hotel has involved 22 government agencies and more than 135 construction and design firms have worked on the project.  

The outside wall of the building features 2,055 panels of glass that weigh 1,740 pounds each. The terminal's transformation into a hotel has involved 22 government agencies and more than 135 construction and design firms have worked on the project

The outside wall of the building features 2,055 panels of glass that weigh 1,740 pounds each. The terminal’s transformation into a hotel has involved 22 government agencies and more than 135 construction and design firms have worked on the project

Room entryways will be signposted with brass signs and stone shelves

The retro TWA terminal clock remains in place

Room entryways will be signposted with brass signs and stone shelves (left), while the retro TWA terminal clock remains in place (right)

To help guests get in the holiday swing of things, each room will feature a cocktail bar (seen left) with ingredients for an array of libations

To help guests get in the holiday swing of things, each room will feature a cocktail bar (seen left) with ingredients for an array of libations

The hotel is connected to JFK Terminal 5 via tube-like walkways, once traversed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2002 aviation-themed film Catch Me If You Can. All of the terminals are then accessible via the airport Airtrain

The hotel is connected to JFK Terminal 5 via tube-like walkways, once traversed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2002 aviation-themed film Catch Me If You Can. All of the terminals are then accessible via the airport Airtrain


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