Refinery Hotel Named To the Travel + Leisure “It List” 2014 of Best New Hotels Around the World, Monday, February 10, 2014
Refinery Hotel - An NYC Hotel, has gained recognition in the 9th annual Travel + Leisure “It List”  as one of the coolest new Hotels of the year. Refinery Hotel is just one of 4 New York City Hotels featured in a list of only 72 properties globally.   New York, NY – February 10, 2014 – Today, Refinery Hotel - An NYC Hotel, announces that it has earned the distinction of being named to the Travel + Leisure It List 2014.  The publication’s annual editors’ choice features only exceptional new...
Refinery Hotel Earns Place on U.S. News & World Report’s List of the Best Hotels in New York City , Thursday, January 30, 2014
Refinery Hotel - An NYC Hotel, has received recognition as one of the 2014 Best Hotels in New York City by U.S. News & World Report.   Washington, D.C. – Jan. 30, 2014 – U.S. News & World Report, List of Best Hotels in New York city recognizes Hotels that were ranked based on an unbiased methodology that includes the collective opinion of travel experts and guests, expressed through online reviews and ratings. To create this year's rankings, U.S. News factored in the prominence of...
Refinery Hotel Named One of the 25 Best Hotels in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, Thursday, January 30, 2014
The World’s Largest Travel Site Highlighted Refinery Hotel - An NYC Hotel, as 1 of the Only New York City Hotels to Make the Top 25. New York – January 30, 2014 – Following a successful opening this May, Refinery Hotel - An NYC Hotel, has been named a 2014 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice award-winner as it’s been named among the Top 25 Hotels in the United States.  Refinery Hotel, ranked 15th in New York City on TripAdvisor with a 94% approval rating, is one of only 3 NYC Hotels to make the list...
10 Hottest New Hotels in the World, Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Travelers with a yen to stay at the most desirable digs around the globe should pack their bags: TripAdvisor released its inaugural list of the 10 Hot New Hotels in the World on Tuesday. "TripAdvisor has identified the new hotels that have made lasting impressions on our community since opening their doors," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer at TripAdvisor. The properties listed were among those that had opened within the past year and received a minimum of four out of five bubbles...
A Fashionable Fido's Guide to New York City, Wednesday, September 18, 2013
For the coulture canine, NYC's Fashion District has plenty of places to rest your paws. In particluar, the new Refinery Hotel is a turn-of-the-century hat factory turned luxury hotel in New York City's Fashion District that opened on May 16 2013. Originally built as a high-end millinery factory and tea salon in 1912, Refinery's design transformed the 1912 Neo-Gothic building into an industrial-chic hotel with 197 rooms, refined public spaces in the lobby area, and a more industrial and raw...
Infiltrating Project Runway at Refinery Hotel in New York, Monday, September 9, 2013
This week we are back in my favorite city break destination in the world – New York. Regular readers will know my views on fashion weeks. I wrote a post a few months back about trying to ignore London Fashion Week because it makes me feel a tad short and podgy. But in the end, every year, the excitement of the latest designs and beautiful clothes gets the better of me and I trawl magazines and the internet looking at hundreds of photos and reading dozens of articles. Astonishingly though it...
When In New York City for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014, Friday, August 30, 2013
Like fashion, the devil is in the (vintage) details of this new 197-room Garment District destination: industrial-chic loft rooms with brushed oak floors, Singer sewing machine–inspired desks, and custom steel-and-leather headboards reflect its former life as a millinery factory. But its biggest buzz — aside from housing the latest season of “Project Runway” designers — is the 3,500-sq-foot rooftop bar with fireplace, homeopathy-inspired cocktails, and Instagram-friendly views. Click here to...
Travel Insider: Refinery Hotel, New York, Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The jam-packed New York City hotel market has squeezed in a new player, the boutique Refinery Hotel. Suites remind guests of the building’s former life as a hat factory with touches such as side tables resembling factory carts and sewing machines. Winnie’s Lobby Bar continues the theme with Prohibition-era cocktails in stemmed teacups. The Rooftop Bar’s main pull is the NYC skyline, but the salvaged-wood interior, retractable glass roof and wine list aren’t bad, either. From $US269 ($296)....
Sleeping Around: The Refinery Hotel, Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Back in the day, ladies wore hats…everyday, everywhere and the center for the millinery trade in New York City was 38th Street. Number 63, built in 1912, housed a factory where these hats, and their respective feathers, ribbons and bows (otherwise known as “trim) were manufactured. Fast forward to May 2013 and the opening of the luxurious Refinery Hotel on this same site. As you step into the lobby your attention is immediately grabbed by the vaulted ceilings and the custom artwork that is both...
Hotel's Bar Offers a Natural Kick, Saturday, July 6, 2013
A biochemist walks into a bar... and the result is a cocktail menu that can wake you up, chill you out and lessen the chances of a brutal hangover. Alex Ott has muddled a biochemistry degree, an interest in herbology and a barman's charisma into a career as a global drinks consultant. His latest project is his 300th cocktail menu, this time for Refinery Hotel's rooftop bar, its lobby bar Winnie's and its restaurant Parker & Quinn. "They wanted me to create classic cocktails with a science...
NYC’S REFINERY HOTEL DRAWS ON HAT FACTORY PAST, Friday, July 5, 2013
Rooftop bar on 13th floor features old-fashioned porch swing and views of the Empire State Building. By BETH J. HARPAZ Associated Press NEW YORK — A new boutique hotel in Manhattan’s Garment District is paying homage to its past as a hat factory. The Refinery Hotel at 63 W. 38th St. opened last month in a 1912 building that once housed a hat factory on its upper floors. The independently owned hotel with 197 rooms describes its style as “industrial chic” with furnishings related to its history...
Checking In: New York’s 5 Hot New Hotels, Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Gripe all you want. Now that the summer season is in full swing, New York hotels are more expensive than ever – even basic hotels charging over $350/night for a standard room! But just as we’re ready to write off Manhattan as over-hyped and over-priced, a flurry of new hotels has cropped up, making us rethink our travel plans. Ultra-modernists might feel out of place at midtown’s Refinery Hotel: a former hat factory converted into a 197-room boutique hotel. The Industrial Era vibe is conveyed...
REFINERY HOTEL - A New York Hotel NAMES DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING, Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Manya duHoffmann to spearhead sales and marketing efforts at the new Fashion District Hotel in New York. NEW YORK (June 24, 2012) – Refinery Hotel, a historic Hat Factory-turned-Chic-New York Hotel scheduled to open this fall, announces the appointment of Manya duHoffmann as Director of Sales and Marketing. duHoffmann will be responsible for the development and execution of Refinery’s sales and marketing plans and leading all sales activities throughout the New  York Hotel. duHoffmann comes to...
Refinery Hotel Names General Manager, Monday, June 18, 2012
Randy Taormina to lead the new Fashion District hotel’s team NEW YORK (June 18, 2012) – Refinery Hotel, a historic hat factory-turned-chic-hotel scheduled to open this fall, announces the appointment of Randy Taormina as General Manager.  In his role as General Manager, Taormina will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of management and operations for Refinery, including oversight of staff, recruitment and development, training, scheduling, preparation of annual budgets and guest...
Top Hat: Refinery Hotel to Crown the Millinery District, Friday, June 1, 2012
Fall 2012 opening slated for historic property with fashion in its DNA New York, NY (June 2012) – Tailored luxury, styled by history, sophisticated at every turn… That's the blueprint for Refinery - A New York Hotel, the latest addition to Manhattan's increasingly glorious Boutique Hotel scene. It's a particularly apt name, for Refinery has truly refined the Boutique Hotel concept: instead of edgy quirk of dubious charm, guests will find a welcome brand of thoughtful, eclectic and intelligent...