Refinery Hotel balances the history of New York City's Fashion District with its cutting-edge modernity. Excellent shopping and famed city sights are at your doorstep, and all of the character and creativity of the city is yours to explore.
The Gothic facade of Refinery Hotel remains an iconic architectural fixture in the neighborhood. When it opened in 1912 as the Colony Arcade Building, it was a home for hat factories and milliner boutiques. Over the years the New York City Garment District arose around its loft spaces and ground-level storefronts. Having been a witness to a century of change, Refinery Hotel is now celebrated on the National Register of Historic Places. Plus, you’ll find yourself enviously close to Bryant Park, the Empire State Building, Times Square, and just one block west of spectacular 5th Avenue shopping.
Setting a new standard for industrial-chic, the Refinery Hotel guest rooms are spread across 12 levels. Soaring 12-foot ceilings hover over rich hardwood floors and the space in between pays perfect homage to the craft of fashion. Minimalist artworks feature patterns and figures, resembling what you might find in a designer’s sketchbook. Notably, the custom writing desk found in each space is modeled after an early 1900’s sewing machine. Other furnishings are an eclectic mix of vintage finds and modern acquisitions, with custom bedding by Frette and luxurious down pillows and duvets.
Fine food and drink is an essential ingredient in the Refinery Hotel experience. First there’s Winnie’s Lobby Lounge and Jazz Bar, a prohibition-style drinkery honoring a local legend, Winifred T. MacDonald, manager of the building’s tea salon famous for serving gin in teacups to its elite patrons. Today the libations flow as freely as the live jazz with a selection of creative cocktails and a bevvy of whiskies.
New American fare is on the menu at Parker & Quinn, a nostalgic all-day eatery in the style of an English pub. Above all else—literally—is the Refinery Rooftop indoor-outdoor bar. Enjoy live music, custom cocktails, and shared plates as the city lights twinkle and the Empire State Building commands your attention.Request Information