Standard Hotel May Land at JFK's Historic TWA Terminal, Report Says

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska on September 9, 2013 4:17pm 

 JFK’s historic TWA Terminal could become a new home for the Standard Hotel.
JFK’s historic TWA Terminal could become a new home for the Standard Hotel.
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QUEENS — The historic TWA terminal at JFK may soon be transformed into a luxury hotel by a group that belongs to Andre Balazs, the New York Post reported.

Balazs’s company, which owns the Standard Hotel brand, was chosen by Port Authority officials to develop the terminal, including building a 150-room hotel, that would be called The Standard, Flight Center, the Post reported.

The terminal, designed by Eero Saarinen, opened in 1962 and was declared a city landmark in 1994. It’s currently part of Terminal 5, used by JetBlue Airways.

According to the Post, the terminal will also include a conference center, retail space, a spa restaurants, a fitness center and a flight museum.

The Port Authority referred calls to the hotel group, which did not immediately respond to a call for comment.

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