Refinery Hotel Named to the Travel + Leisure “It List” 2014 of Best New Hotels Around the World

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Refinery 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 - Visit Refinery Hotel Website >.

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Refinery Hotel, a former hat factory turned industrial-chic hotel, opened in May 2013 sparking an edgy, innovative evolution to New York City’s dynamic Fashion District.

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 properties worldwide.

Refinery Hotel, a former hat factory turned industrial-chic hotel, opened in May 2013 sparking an edgy, innovative evolution to New York City’s dynamic Fashion District. The building’s rebirth from the neo-Gothic Colony Arcade into today’s boutique NYC Hotel is an inventive adaptive reuse that is quintessential New York.

Today, the 197-room NYC Hotel boasts Parker & Quinn, an American bistro, Winnie’s – the lobby lounge – and Refinery Rooftop, a 3,500 square-foot all-season rooftop with cinematic views of the Empire State Building. Since its successful opening, this New York City Hotel has attracted attention for its unique design and impeccable service, earning recognition from TripAdvisor as one of the Top 25 Hotels in the United States, and the U.S. News & World Report as one of the 2014 Best Hotels in New York City.

“It is with great pleasure and honor that we have been named to Travel + Leisure’s 2014 It List,” said Randy Taormina, the general manager of Refinery Hotel. “Our staff strives to create a truly tailored experience for every guest by anticipating their needs, and we could not be happier that their efforts have been recognized.”

Each year, Travel + Leisure editors and contributors log over thousands of miles in order to evaluate the year’s most exciting hotel openings. Being a highly selective list, each honored hotel is changing the travel landscape. The complete “It List” will be published in Travel + Leisure’s March 2014 issue, and can also be found here on http://www.travelandleisure.com and in the publication’s digital editions. The social media hashtag for the It List will be #TL_ItList.

About Refinery Hotel
Refinery Hotel - A New York City Hotel, opened on May 16, 2013 and is the newest hotel in New York’s Fashion District on 38th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Originally built as a high-end millinery factory and tea salon in 1912, Refinery’s design draws on the building’s past combining raw elegance in the guestrooms with refined public spaces. This 197-room hotel includes fashion-forward loft-like guestrooms featuring custom furniture, original artwork, industrial-chic design, 12-foot high ceilings, Frette linens, Le Labo Bath amenities and a 24-hour fitness center.

This New York City Hotel also hosts Parker & Quinn, an American bistro, Winnie’s, the lobby lounge and the stunning 3,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor Refinery Rooftop with views of the Empire State Building. Within its first year of opening, TripAdvisor named Refinery Hotel as one of the Top 25 Hotels in the United States, and the U.S. News & World Report named the hotel as one of the 2014 Best Hotels in New York City. Rates start at $459.

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