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View from the top! The infinity pool at the TWA Hotel overlooks JFK’s runway 4L/22R.
TWA Hotel The Pool Bar

Opening Soon:

The Pool Bar


Plane paradise: Soon you can sip a Mile High Spritz and take a dip in the infinity pool with panoramic views of the busiest runways at JFK.

A cutting-edge amenity in the clouds! The rooftop infinity pool and observation deck at the TWA Hotel will be open 365 days a year.

Always refreshing, the water in the 63-by-20-foot 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 6 hours!).


 The Pool Bar & Observation Deck
Lounge chairs and TWA towels will be available at The Pool Bar & Observation 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 and its 10,000-square-foot 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.

 TWA Hotel The Pool Bar Postcard
Come stay for a day — or longer! Like the TWA Hotel, Trans World Airlines specialized in poolside escapes, as this 1949 ad attests.

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.

 TWA The Pool Bar
TWA flew the world to warm climes; now you can soak up rays from the TWA Hotel's roof.

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!

 TWA The Pool Bar

Can we offer you a beverage while you wade? Gerber Group operates The Pool Bar & Observation Deck, serving food from a full kitchen and cocktails including a Mile High Spritz (vodka, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lime juice and prosecco) and a Watermelon Collins (Aviation gin, watermelon and lemon juices, agave and club soda). Hotel guests are welcome to use the pool; non-hotel guests can make reservations. Want to throw a pool party? The Pool Bar can host private events for up to 300 people.

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