Forbes Lifestyle| August 1, 2022
JFK has no shortage of airport hotels. But the Hyatt Regency JFK International Airport is a New York layover must. Barely a year-old, it’s the first four-star property to hit the area in over 50 years.
And it doesn’t disappoint—this eight-story, 400-room, glass-and-steel structure wows from cutting-edge design to entertainment galore. Here’s why you’ll want to add it to your travel plans ASAP.
It’s the jackpot of airport hotels. With a golden-hued, swanky lobby connected to Resorts World, the only casino in NYC, plus plentiful nightlife from art exhibits to musical performances—you can say bon voyage to layover boredom for good. There are 6,500-plus slots and electronic games to lose yourself in hours of pre- and post-flight fun. And come weekends, Bar 360 turns into an epic show where you can hear the best, local live bands and top DJs.
Layover in luxury? Yes, please! Spacious, light-flooded guest rooms feel more like sleek city apartments. Snag a suite and you might just want to delay your flight. Expect palatial-sized digs boasting floor-to-ceiling windows with jaw-dropping Manhattan skyline views. You can ogle at the Empire State Building from the separate living space complete with a chic kitchenette, plush sofas, and full-sized dining table.
Feast and fly. There’s no shortage of delish eats at this airport hotel. Highlights include RW Prime where you can dig into USDA prime dry-aged meats and fresh seafood. Or hit up the grab-and-go market stocked with savory delights, before you hit the skies. And for the ultimate indulgence, Sugar Factory belongs on every sweet-lover’s bucket list. The famed café and confectionery shop is a must from “Insane” milkshakes to old-fashioned sundaes.
Is this New York’s best airport hotel? It just might be…
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