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You Can Watch Planes Take Off In An Infinity Pool At JFK Airport

By Victoria M. Walker

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A new pool at a hotel near New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York scheduled to open next month will give travelers a prime view of the runway.

TWA Hotel is slated to open on May 15. Guests will be able to watch planes take off from Runway 4 Left/22 Right — which is one of the biggest runways at JFK. The airport is one of the busiest in the United States.

Guests will, according to TWA, be able to see American Airlines, JetBlue, Lufthansa, Delta planes, as well as dozens of other carriers, take off and land.

The pool will be open all year but during the winter months, it will transform into a “pool-cuzzi.” According to TWA, the pool will be purified with filtered water every 30 minutes.

“Our rooftop pool provides a JFK runway view that rivals an air traffic controller’s vantage point,” Tyler Morse, the CEO of MCR and MORSE Development, told CNN. “There’s simply no better place for plane spotting, and enjoying a cocktail, in the world.”

“Inspired by the infinity edge pool at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes, France,” the hotel wrote on its website, “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.”


According to TWA’s website, some rooms will have runway views. But if you’re worried about jet noise, be at ease. The hotel says its windows are “ultra-quiet” and made by Fabbrica. The hotel claims that its windows are the second-thickest in the world after the wall at the U.S. Embassy in London.

In addition to 10,000-square-foot rooftop observation deck and pool, the 1960s-style hotel also includes 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space, six restaurants, eight bars, and a gym. It also includes a museum.

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Victoria M. Walker

Victoria M. Walker is an award-winning multimedia journalist and full-time lecturer in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at her alma mater, Howard University. She was previously the breaking news and viral content video editor at The Washington Post.

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