Pack Your Swimsuit: The TWA Hotel Pool Is Finally Open

Jun 1, 2019

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After a nearly two-week delay, the rooftop pool at the TWA Hotel at New York-JFK is officially open. The pool was originally slated to be ready for the hotel’s grand opening on May 15. However, with construction still on-going, the first guests to stay at the TWA Hotel were unable to go for a swim as planned and instead could only catch a glimpse of the iconic pool.

According to the hotel, the pool area officially opened on Monday, May 27, with the grand opening that evening. Additional construction, pre-emptive maintenance, and severe weather temporarily closed the pool and rooftop bar temporarily during the week however. The pool, which can be heated to 100 degrees and turned into a pool-cuzzi in colder months, will remain open year-round.

Located on the top floor of the Hughes Wing tower, the infinity pool boasts stunning panoramic views of New York-JFK Airport including Terminal 4, 5 and runway 22R/4L. According to the hotel’s website, it features a beach entry, underwater seating, and a “gleaming TWA logo mosaic in the signature colors of gold and red.” Guests can go for a dip, enjoy drinks from The Pool Bar such as The Runway (a martini served with a flight wings pin), and take in unbeatable views of departing and arriving aircraft.

The pool at the TWA Hotel (Image by Brendan Dorsey/The Points Guy)

The good news is it’s not just guests who can enjoy the rooftop pool and observation deck — both are open to the public. Any non-guest must make reservations in advance at The Pool Bar via the hotel’s website to be admitted. Non-guest reservations are available in increments of 2 hours.

The pool is open to hotel guests from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m., and 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. for non-hotel guests. Hotel guests are allowed one guest, and there is a $25 fee per additional guest. If you are looking to stay at the TWA Hotel, rates start at just $224 for an overnight stay or $149 for day stays.

Be sure to check out TPG’s full coverage of the TWA Hotel including a first glimpse before guests arrived, a deep dive into the property, and a video tour.

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Featured image by Brendan Dorsey/The Points Guy

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