A cutting-edge amenity in the clouds. The rooftop infinity pool and observation deck at the 512-room TWA Hotel will make a splash on the hotel’s opening day, May 15, 2019—and remain open 365 days a year.
Always refreshing, the water in the 63-by-20-ft. infinity edge pool offers a much-needed respite during sweltering summers. Come winter, it turns into a pool-cuzzi—the water can be heated up to 100 degrees. Whatever the weather, the H2O is perpetually pristine: the highly filtered water is purified every 30 minutes (a standard pool recirculates every six hours!).
Inspired by the infinity edge pool at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, France, the swimming spot has a beach entry and underwater seating—not to mention a gleaming TWA logo mosaic in the signature colors of gold and red. And its view tops the Mediterranean Sea any day: The infinity pool and its 10,000-sq.-ft. observation deck sits on the horizon of a thrilling scene—JFK’s bustling Runway 4 Left/22 Right, with views all the way to Jamaica Bay.
At 12,079 ft. long, 4L/22R is one of the biggest runways at JFK, the fifth-busiest airport in the United States. Jets bearing the livery of American Airlines, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Delta and 70 other carriers take off and land on the stretches of concrete just beyond the TWA Hotel.
Can we offer you a beverage while you wade? Gerber Group, owner-operator of 12 cocktail lounges including Mr. Purple and The Campbell at Grand Central Terminal, will operate The Pool Bar & Observation Deck. In addition to a variety of cocktails—from the Mile High Spritz (vodka, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lime juice and prosecco) to the Watermelon Collins (Aviation gin, watermelon and lemon juices, agave and club soda)—Gerber Group will serve food from a full rooftop kitchen.
“Our rooftop pool provides a JFK runway view that rivals an air traffic controller’s vantage point,” says Tyler Morse, CEO and Managing Partner of MCR and MORSE Development. “There’s simply no better place for plane-spotting—and enjoying a cocktail—in the world.”