The two-story open-space framed by brick arches and surrounded by terra cotta columns was designed by Ken Friedman. The in-demand restaurateur is also behind New Yorkís The Spotted Pig, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room and The John Dory Oyster Bar. The bar's design was also in conjunction with the Pod 39 Hotelís Design Director, Vanessa Guilford. A condensed version of the hotelís Salvation Taco restaurant menu is available to accompany artisanal cocktails crafted by Sam Anderson.
Slated to open in June, the Refinery Hotelís rooftop comprises an impressive 3,500 square feet of space divided into three distinct areas with dramatic views of the Empire State Building and surrounding cityscape. It features indoor and outdoor sections complete with a retractable glass roof for enjoying sunsets to the fullest. The Refinery, a turn-of-the-century hat factory turned luxury hotel, is the latest addition to the cityís roster of beautifully designed boutique hotels. In addition to select wines and artisanal cocktails crafted by Alex Ott, the mixologist from Buddha Bar in Paris and Sushi Samba, the rooftop will have a full working kitchen.
Jared Paul Stern
Jared Paul Stern has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Bergdorf Goodman magazine and Luxist among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has also served as a judge for everything from the International Best Dressed List to the Fo...(Read More)