Master Amish craftsmen win contract for walnut millwork at TWA Hotel in New York
January 23, 2019
NEW YORK - In what is being billed as a toast to American craftsmanship, two Amish-owned firms in Ohio beat out competitors from three Asian countries to win the contract for the TWA Hotel. Opening in Spring 2019, it will feature custom-built millwork proudly crafted in the U.S.A. by expert Amish woodworkers.
Despite receiving lower bids from vendors in China, Malaysia, and Vietnam, MCR/MORSE Development, the nation’s sixth-largest hotel owner-operator, turned to Ohio’s Amish Country for the elegant walnut martini bars and tambour walls that will grace the TWA Hotel’s 512 guestrooms. Built in 1962 and designed by Eero Saarinen’s iconic 1962 landmark is reigniting the magic of the Jet Age.
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