The last time the Trans World Airlines terminal at Kennedy International Airport saw a weary traveler was 2001, when the beleaguered airline ended operations and the Eero Saarinen-designed, national-landmarked flight center was closed to passenger service.

On Wednesday, those weary travelers will finally get some rest, with the terminal reopened and transformed into the lobby of the new TWA Hotel. Although attached to Terminal 5, JetBlue’s home at the airport, airplanes will no longer pull up to the terminal’s twin corridors that once led to gates at the back of the soaring building. Those passageways now lead to the hotel rooms (512 of them, starting at $249 a night).

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