February 6, 2018
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JFK Chamber hails TWA Hotel

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Hard hats at heart!
Chamber members, Airport General Manager Mike Moran and guest Tyler Morse.
Rudy Auslander with Lifetime Award from Chamber of Commerce with Philippa Karteron.
Former Pan Am “Stewardess” pose with original uniforms still stylish today with luncheon guests.
The gentlemen from Master of Possibilities, Inc., non-for-profit STEM advocates, with board member Noreen Carro of LMN Printing.
Chamber Board members Henk Guitgens and Frank McIntyre relax after arranging all logistics for the luncheon
Jerry Spampanato with the OTG food group team.
Vaughn College is well represented and admires the photo of the future hotel rendition.
Pierre and Mark donate their time selling luncheon raffles as part of their special events committee work.
Guest speaker Tyler Morse and Phil Jenser of WFS sharing a light moment.

The JFK International Chamber of Commerce held a successful luncheon featuring Tyler Morse, of MCR, the developer of the new TWA Hotel being built at the JFK Airport. Airport leaders, the Port Authority, civic leaders and partners in the development were in attendance.

Titled “Idlewild to the 21st Century” , Morse, as self described “aviation geek”, charmed the audience with anecdotes and interesting history facts of the airport such as Howard Hughes’s stout choice of Eero Saarinen as architect of the original 1962 TWA Flight Center.

Several women were dressed in Pan Am original airline clothing of the era with posters of the day in the reception area. Raffles included a free stay at the new Hotel, TWA construction hats, and a trip to anywhere in the US donated by JetBlue.

With the urging of thy Chamber President Joe Clabby, Morse also promised to have discounts for all community members and invited interested individuals to visit their office at One World Trade Trade Center and see an actual mock up of the new hotel and other interesting items on display.

Of particular interest is the restored Constellation aircraft which will be situated next to the hotel as a traveler lounge.

Morse also thanked the Governor’s office for bringing this private-public partnership to fruition.

Posted 1:36 pm, February 6, 2018
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