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The pool-cuzzi is located on the TWA Hotel roof overlooking JFK’s runway 4L/22R.
Rooftop Pool



Rooftop Pool-cuzzi

Watch from our rooftop infinity pool and observation deck as jets take off for faraway lands

Our rooftop pool-cuzzi is open for hotel guests from 7 AM to 11 PM ET every day, weather permitting. The pool-cuzzi is heated up to 95 degrees daily!

The observation deck overlooking JFK Runway 4 Left/22 Right is also open for hotel guests, space permitting, from 7 AM to 11 PM ET every day.

Hotel guests may order takeout food from the host at the pool deck from 4 PM to 6 PM. (Beverages may not be ordered at the pool deck from 4 PM to 6 PM, but may be ordered in The Sunken Lounge.) After 6 PM, hotel guests may place an order for takeout food and drinks with the host in The Sunken Lounge and bring the meal up to the pool deck to enjoy.



Pool & Observation Deck Rules

Our pool and observation deck has some new rules — please read them carefully.

  • Do not enter the pool area if you feel unwell, have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
  • Social distancing is required: please stay at least 6 feet apart from others, including in the pool. Guests must wear a face covering when arriving and departing the rooftop and where social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Only 4 people per party may be seated together. Furniture may not be moved. Furniture has been rearranged to allow for social distancing.
  • No outside food or beverage is permitted.
  • If you’re ordering alcohol, you must buy food with your initial order, per government regulations.
  • Personal items must be placed in a clear plastic bag that is less than 12-by-12-inches (bags are provided at the pool).
  • Pool towels may not be removed from the pool area. Guests must leave wet towels behind for collection by team members.
  • Restrooms and changing rooms are available on the rooftop; there are no showers.
  • There is no lifeguard on duty; please enjoy the pool carefully.


Questions? See the FAQs at the bottom of this page.
 Rooftop pool at the TWA Hotel
Watch the sun set over JFK. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Our infinity edge pool offers a much-needed respite during sweltering summers. Come winter, it turns into a pool-cuzzi — the water is heated up to 95 degrees! The highly filtered water is purified every 30 minutes (a standard pool recirculates every 6 hours).

 Rooftop pool at the TWA Hotel
Towels are provided on the pool deck.

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 sits on the horizon of a thrilling scene — JFK’s bustling Runway 4 Left/22 Right, with views all the way to Jamaica Bay.

 Rooftop pool at the TWA Hotel
The pool is on top of the Hughes Wing of the hotel.

At 12,079 feet 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.

 Rooftop pool at the TWA Hotel
The views are as hot as the pool. Photo by Suellen Parker.

The observation deck also provides a view of the famous Bay Runway — measuring 14,511 feet long (almost 3 miles!), Runway 13 Right/31 Left is the second-longest commercial runway in North America. (Fun fact: The Bay Runway served as the backup landing strip for NASA’s Space Shuttle.) Despite the heavy runway traffic at JFK’s 128 gates, the deck is surprisingly quiet.


I’m not staying at the TWA Hotel. Can I visit the pool and observation deck?

No. Due to government restrictions, only registered TWA Hotel guests may use the pool and observation deck.

I’m staying at the TWA Hotel. Can I use the pool?

Yes! The pool is open to hotel guests for swimming from 10 AM to 10 PM every day.

Are pool towels available?

Yes! Towels are available on the pool deck.

Can I bring a tote bag with my belongings?

No. All belongings must be in a clear plastic bag less than 12-by-12-inches. Bags will be provided at the pool.

Are showers available at the pool deck?

No, showers are not available. Changing rooms and restrooms are available in the pool area.

Can I reserve a lounge chair?

No. There are a limited number of lounge chairs available and they cannot be reserved. Lounge chairs are first come, first served.

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