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Photograph: Courtesy @hanklanemusic / TWA Hotel

You can now play a gigantic game of Twister that takes up an entire room

By
Shaye Weaver
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We're guessing it's been a minute since you placed your right hand on red and left leg on yellow for a game of Twister.

For us, the classic game's small mat stopped being playable years ago, but the Twister Room at the TWA Hotel at JFK International Airport is definitely big enough for adults to test out how flexible they really are.

Located just off the hotel's main lobby, the room is open for guests and visitors to walk in and start a game–its giant spinner waits for players on the back wall.

The space's design plays off the game because it was popular in the 1960s–the era upon which the TWA Hotel's entire vibe is set upon.

"When Johnny Carson played the new game of Twister with actress Eva Gabor on The Tonight Show in 1966 (the same year the game was released), a party craze was born," the folks at TWA Hotel say. "The TWA Hotel's Twister Room offers visitors, both young and old, a fun, nostalgic experience; win or lose, there's always a cocktail waiting at the adjacent Sunken Lounge."

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Flew back in time last night at the grand opening celebration for the @twahotel at JFK International Airport. ✈️ The original TWA Flight Center designed by Eero Saarinen in 1962 reopened as a luxury hotel this year, and threw a 1960s bash that was simply the bee’s knees. In my hand-painted YSL/Mondrian inspired dress, I danced along with the Doo Wop band, sipped champagne in a period aircraft, made friends with some original TWA pilots and stewardesses, and woke up overlooking the tarmac as the sun came up. Check out my stories to see more from the party and my last post to see the creation of my dress! Thanks for having us, @cristinakdalal and @twahotel! #TWAhotel

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This isn't the first time the swanky TWA Hotel has wowed us with its amenities–for the winter, its rooftop pool has transformed into a massive jacuzzi and its bar into a "Runway Chalet," a 60s-themed après ski-themed winter hideaway with hot toddies, a spiked hot chocolate and fondue.

So after you've let your inner child out to play some Twister, go upstairs to simmer in the jacuzzi and have an adult drink.

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