Long-awaited TWA Flight Center hotel opens bookings for its huge event space

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The much-anticipated TWA Flight Center hotel is now accepting event bookings for its event space and outdoor terraces.

Set to open in the spring of 2019, the hotel will be the first on-campus hotel at JFK Airport. The hotel’s developers, MCR and Morse Development, has unveiled renderings of several of the hotel’s ballrooms and event spaces.

Each event space in the hotel will be equipped with 5GB Wi-Fi and audiovisual and teleconferencing equipment. The 45 event rooms, which includes two ballrooms and a pre-function space, and five hospitality suites can host up to 1,600 people. On-site event planners and logistics experts will be available to help any event from start to finish.

In addition to the hotel’s 50,000 square feet of event space, there will be an additional 200,000 square feet of flexible space in the former TWA terminal.

“The reaction and anticipation among event and meeting planners has been overwhelming,” said Tyler Morse, CEO of MCR and MORSE Development. “There is something quite special about hosting events at the TWA Hotel. We are restoring one of the most important buildings in America, the TWA Flight Center, and event attendees will be greeted by the vibrant spirit of 1962, the year the Flight Center opened, along with modern amenities that make this destination unique.”

The TWA Flight Center hotel project officially broke ground on Dec. 15, 2016, and sought to recapture when the TWA Flight Center was built in 1962, reviving and rehabilitating the Terminal’s iconic interiors by Charles Eames, Raymond Loewy and Warren Platner. Construction on the second hotel tower topped out in March 2018.

In addition to the event spaces, the 512-room hotel will also feature a rooftop pool, an observation deck, eight bars, six restaurants and 100 on-site parking spaces. The hotel will begin to accept reservations in December 2018.

To book an event, call 212-806-9000 or email events@twahotel.com. For more information on the event space, visit twahotel.com/events.

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