Making airports pleasant places to hang out in sounds like a pretty insurmountable task, but this airport hotel might have finally cracked the code. The new rooftop infinity pool at John F. Kennedy Airport’s TWA Hotel will make you want to arrive three hours early — even for regional flights.
Modeled after the infinity pool at the five-star Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France, this 63-by-20-foot-long pool allows you to relax while watching planes take off and land on one of JFK’s busiest runways. The surrounding 10,000-square-foot observation deck and pool bar is a prime location for plane spotters who prefer to stay dry, but could do with a cocktail and some food. And the best part is that you don’t even need to be a hotel guest to use it. Hotel guests have free access, while visitors can make advance reservations.
The pool is outdoors, but in the winter, it will be heated to 100 degrees and turned into a “pool-cuzzi,” so you can have a swim year-around.
The hotel and its amazing pool and observation deck are opening on May 15, 2019.
H/T: Condé Nast Traveler