An airport is a place where journeys either begin or end. But what if an airport terminal no longer serves a purpose in getting people on their trips? One abandoned airport terminal has been given a new life after nearly two decades of being shut down. The former terminal has been turned into an amazing retro-inspired luxury hotel.
Trans World Airlines (TWA) was once one of the biggest airlines in the world. Although it began operations in 1930, the airlines shut down in 2001. The TWA Flight Center, the airlines’ terminal at New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, was shut down as well. However, the terminal has now been repurposed into luxury accommodations known as the TWA Hotel.
The hotel has a relaxing vibe that is both vintage and contemporary.
Although it has been abandoned for 18 years, the building is still stunning.
One of the “ultra-quiet guestrooms” of the luxury hotel.
There’s a good reason why the TWA Flight Center is being repurposed. The building was actually designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen back in 1962, making it a national treasure of sorts.
The architecture firms Lubrano Ciavarra, INC., Beyer Blinder Belle, and Stonehill Taylor kept this in mind as they worked on turning the building into a gorgeous hotel.
TWA Hotel is truly a fitting tribute to the airline with its vintage yet contemporary feel. The lobby boasts of a carefully curated soundtrack that will take you back to the 1960s. In addition to that, there is a hotel museum called Jet Age that features uniforms, furniture, and travel posters from mid-century TWA.
The TWA Hotel boasts of “512 ultra-quiet guestrooms with exhilarating views of JFK’s runways.” But how exactly can they keep the noise down in the hotel? The floor-to-ceiling windows make use of Fabrica glass that are the second-thickest windows in the world. This means you will be able to watch the planes touch down without actually hearing them.
In addition to the quiet guestrooms, there are six different restaurants and eight bars. There is also a 10,000-square-foot rooftop observation deck with a pool as well as a fitness facility with yoga, spinning and other amenities.
TWA Hotel opens on May 15, 2019, for short-term and long-term stays.
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#8 will make me want to go back over and over again.
We travel to enjoy and experience the city, country, or island, so most of us are not really keen when it comes to the hotels that we’re staying in. However, some hotels have unique and cool designs and services that they became a huge part of the trip.
While some hotels opted for a more classic and standard approach, there are a couple that go beyond the norm to make your stay more memorable. Here are 18 hotels that are so cool that anyone would love to go back.
1. “This toilet brush in my hotel room.”
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Their findings were astonishing!
One of the world’s great marine mysteries was finally solved when a team of explorers became the first to dive to the bottom of the Belize Blue Hole. Easily recognizable from space, the Belize Blue Hole, sometimes known as the Great Blue Hole, is one of the most iconic dive spots in the country.
The Belize Blue Hole has fascinated explorers, divers, and travelers for centuries. To discover what lies beneath, entrepreneur and British Virgin Islands resident Richard Branson, Fabien Cousteau, and a team of ocean scientists took part in the first ever deep dive to the bottom.
Over 700 Disney-Style Castle Homes Abandoned in Turkish ‘Ghost Town’
So far, Burj Al Babas remains “unoccupied, unfinished and unopened.”
When you hear about a place with more than 700 Disney-style 'castle' homes, it's easy to think that it's a perfect destination for a family vacation. It should be fun to stay in the area and take pictures for Instagram, right? Or even better, would you grab the chance to buy one of the properties so you can stay there for good with your loved ones?
Unfortunately, Burj Al Babas is the farthest thing from an ideal family spot. In fact, all its beautiful Gothic-inspired structures have been abandoned for years now and so it has more of a 'ghost town' vibe than a theme park atmosphere.