The TWA bar welcomes you aboard her newly-renovated retro cabin, where vintage-inspired cocktails flow and snacks are served with a smile.
Sat on the door step of the newly made-over TWA hotel at JFK airport, is a 1958 Lockheed constellation L-1649A airplane named Connie! Connie has been revamped into its new avatar, a retro-themed cocktail bar.
The interior of course keeps most of the plane’s original components like the window curtains, passenger seats and the cockpit. The plane also pays tribute to Eero Saarinen, the architect behind the TWA terminal, by using his original table designs along with references to his architectural accomplishments.
Old-world elements such as cocktail swords, mid-century board games and the iconic TWA red carpet allow guests to time travel back to when the TWA terminal opened in 1962. Steered by Stonehill Taylor’s Sara Duffy, the interior design marries a balanced fusion of vintage and modern furnishings.
The mid section of the plane has been substituted with contemporary suede sofa seats along the windows to carve a bigger passage way for guests to get to the bar. Towards the back of the plane, six passenger seats are styled by Aaron Sciandra, who designed the vintage-inspired setback pockets and seat covers to echo the 1960s vibe. The passenger seats, paired into three rows have been given enough leg room to include a side table for guests to place their drinks on – its first class all the way!
Pronounced as a New York’s landmark in 1994, the TWA terminal typifies the allure of the jet age (I’m sure you’ve watched the movie Catch Me If You Can). With it’s closing down in 2001, the terminal took 18-years to morph into a landmark hotel with 512 guest rooms. The hotel comprises of 50,000 square feet of events space, an infinity pool, the world’s largest gym and a 200 seat restaurant in the lounge section.