Refinery Hotel has created a micro-outpost unique among New York restaurants: a site-specific neighborhood of diverse dining and drinking within the Hotel’s grand walls.
Through the vintage archway in the lobby is Refinery’s own Winnie’s Lobby Lounge, a true gem among Midtown bars and lounges. Named after Miss Winifred T. McDonald, who ran the bustling tea salon and the original site in the Colony Arcade Building, the bar puts a modern twist on Winnie’s gin served in teacups with scones, jams and cream to stylish women in need of respite after shopping on Fifth Avenue and unwelcome at the area’s bars. Today, dapper mixologists serve inventive cocktails and pour from an extensive whisky selection.
Further in the lobby, Refinery’s signature stamp on New York restaurants is Parker & Quinn, considered a cross between an English pub and a Parisian wine bar. Parker & Quinn serves American fare with regional twists in a space designed by the visionary Derek Sanders -- equal parts architect, style-maker, and bon vivant.
The head chef at Parker & Quinn is Jeffrey Forrest, who has sharpened his knives all over the world and worked in top New York restaurants with Daniel ‘Gourmet-burger-guru’ Boulud.
Moving skyward, the hotel’s industrial chic aesthetic continues into the open air, where the Refinery Rooftop does party time and quiet time in three indoor-and-outdoor hangout sections. At Refinery’s rooftop bar in Midtown, artisanal cocktails and carefully chosen wines complement cinematic views of Manhattan and the Empire State Building. Even in the winter, city sunsets glow through a retractable glass roof. Inside, a fountain and fireplace provide a backdrop to sets by a rotating roster of live musicians and DJs.
Paying tribute to its location in the heart of New York’s creative hub, Refinery Hotel has transformed the building’s loading dock into The Hatbox: a raw, industrial gallery space that serves as a blank canvas for curated art, fashion, and cultural programming.
Boasting two-story ceilings and blank white walls, The HatBox functions as the perfect venue for industry creatives to install pop-up shops, host media and launch events, conduct film and photo shoots and produce runway shows, presentations, sample sales, trunk shows and other fashion-oriented events.