The JFK International Chamber of Commerce held a successful luncheon featuring Tyler Morse, of MCR, the developer of the new TWA Hotel being built at the JFK Airport. Airport leaders, the Port Authority, civic leaders and partners in the development were in attendance.
Titled “Idlewild to the 21st Century” , Morse, as self described “aviation geek”, charmed the audience with anecdotes and interesting history facts of the airport such as Howard Hughes’s stout choice of Eero Saarinen as architect of the original 1962 TWA Flight Center.
Several women were dressed in Pan Am original airline clothing of the era with posters of the day in the reception area. Raffles included a free stay at the new Hotel, TWA construction hats, and a trip to anywhere in the US donated by JetBlue.
With the urging of thy Chamber President Joe Clabby, Morse also promised to have discounts for all community members and invited interested individuals to visit their office at One World Trade Trade Center and see an actual mock up of the new hotel and other interesting items on display.
Of particular interest is the restored Constellation aircraft which will be situated next to the hotel as a traveler lounge.
Morse also thanked the Governor’s office for bringing this private-public partnership to fruition.