Stanley Turkel | June 19, 2019
By Stanley Turkel, CMHS Hotel History: The TWA Hotel (2019) On May 15, 2019, New York’s spectacular new TWA Hotel opened at John F. Kennedy International Airport. At a cost of more than $250 million, two new hotel wings containing 512 guestrooms were built behind the landmark Trans World Airlines Flight Center designed by famed architect, Eero Saarinen which first opened in 1962. Saarinen was born in 1910 in Finland and emigrated to the United States in 1923. He started his career with an apprenticeship with his father – the prolific Art Deco architect Eliel Saarinen – and went on to become one of the most important architects of...
MCR | June 4, 2018
NEW YORK, NY (June 4, 2018) – MCR, the seventh-largest hotel owner-operator in the United States, today announced the appointment of executives to oversee MCR's independent hotels across the country, including the highly-anticipated TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City and The High Line Hotel in Manhattan. "It's an incredibly exciting time at MCR as we build upon our existing independent and experiential hotel portfolio," said Tyler Morse, CEO and Managing Partner of MCR and MORSE Development. "Our new hires add a deep level of expertise to our executive leadership team." MCR's executive hires includ...
December 18, 2017
NEW YORK, NY (DECEMBER 18, 2017) – MCR, the seventh-largest hotel owner-operator in the U.S., joined hundreds of construction workers at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday to top out the TWA Hotel's first hotel structure. Once complete, the TWA Hotel will preserve Eero Saarinen's iconic TWA Flight Center, adaptively reusing the terminal as a world class hotel with 505 guestrooms, 50,000 square feet of state of the art meeting and event space, and a variety of high quality food, beverage and retail options. One of the largest construction projects in New York City, the TWA Hotel will create more than 3,700 permanent a...
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