First Class Lounge JFK

Queens, NY

Holt Construction served as construction manager for this premium passenger lounge located on the mezzanine level of JFK Terminal 7. This project marks the client’s first ever lounge located on the East Coast.

The lounge was designed and built to resemble the ambiance of a high-end gathering space, this prototype lounge is equipped with various seating areas for privacy, groups, and leisure. The space caters to a diverse group of travelers with one-of-a-kind fixtures, seating, and lighting. In order to construct the majority of the lounge, all items were delivered air side with specialized scaffolding erected on the outside as materials could not be delivered through the terminal. This required close coordination with the airport, PANY/NJ, trades and owners. The lounge which accommodates 100 guests includes hospitable amenities and a variety of seating areas including their “Take a Breath” quieter, living room area, “Help Yourself” food pantry space, and “Cut Loose” liquor bar. To better define the space, the lounge features more eclectic furniture, open ceilings, and ample lighting and power connectivity. An accent fireplace serves as the lounge’s focal point and creates a less corporate, homier atmosphere.

Project Role
General Contractor


Contract Value

5,000 sq. ft.

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