NYC Refinery Hotel Installs Retractable Roof

Refinery Hotel in New York provides guests with an exclusive lookout at Manhattan skyline under OpenAire roof

OAKVILLE, Ontario, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Located in Manhattan’s Fashion District, Refinery Hotel is now welcoming guests to its newly opened Rooftop, featuring a retractable roof designed, manufactured and installed by OpenAire. The industrial aesthetic of Refinery Hotel extends onto the Rooftop above, where cocktails can be enjoyed within three distinct lounge spaces: indoor, outdoor and a space ‘in-between’ with an integrated bi-parting skylight.


The retractable glass roof enhances the view of New York’s city sunsets, where guests can take in the skyline of Manhattan and the Empire State Building, while relaxing with cocktails or a glass of wine from the bar’s premium wine list. The Rooftop’s retractable roof features:

  • A lean-to-enclosure with bi-parting roof, measuring 24′-4″ x 40′-5″, with a 40′-5″ x 12′-5 ½” high front wall
  • Installation along a 7.72 degree slope
  • 4 dividing roof sections each measuring 10′-0″
  • Two sections that bi-part up to 50 per cent from the center, moving outward and “parking” over the fixed end bays

“OpenAire’s bi-parting skylight for the Refinery Rooftop adds a touch of luxury to the industrial aesthetic of the building. The integration of a retractable roof adds that unique element which boutique hotel clientele can appreciate,” said Mark Albertine, president of OpenAire.

“The Rooftop has a warm industrial aesthetic for which the OpenAire skylight was a perfect complement. The massive skylight brings the outside in and vice versa, while sheltering guests from the elements,” saidChristina Zimmer, principal at Stonehill & Taylor Architects and Planners.

“The retractable skylight has become a focal point for our guests, with evening hours spent enjoying access to the Manhattan skyline. OpenAire enabled us to realize our original vision for the Rooftop, from conception to execution of the finest details,” said Pinky Vaid, owner of Refinery Hotel.

The Refinery Hotel’s Rooftop opened June 2013.

Be the first to comment on "NYC Refinery Hotel Installs Retractable Roof"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.