TWA Hotel rooftop pool to overlook busy runway

The TWA Hotel at New York’s Kennedy Airport is building on
its existing partnership with Gerber Group, tapping the bar and restaurant
operator to oversee its Pool Bar and Observation Deck. 

Set to open when the hotel opens on May 15, the rooftop venue will feature an
infinity-edge pool and a 10,000-square-foot deck area, both overlooking Kennedy
Airport’s Runway 4 Left/22 Right. The runway is among one of the airport’s
biggest and busiest, and guests will be able to watch jets from more than 70 carriers
take off and land. 

The observation deck will also offer a view of the Bay
Runway, or Runway 13 Right/31 Left, billed as the second-longest commercial
runway in North America. 

The rooftop’s 63-by-20-foot pool draws its design
inspiration from the infinity pool at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes,
France. It will feature a TWA logo mosaic in the hotel’s signature gold and red
colors. The pool will be open year-round and heated up to 100 degrees during the
winter. 

A full rooftop kitchen will serve food and a selection of
signature cocktails — including the Mile High Spritz (vodka, elderflower
liqueur, lime juice and prosecco) and the Watermelon Collins (gin, watermelon
and lemon juices, agave and club soda).

The TWA Hotel announced in February that Gerber Group would manage
the Sunken Lounge, the property’s flagship bar.
In total, the TWA Hotel will have six restaurants and eight bars.

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