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INCORRECT : The party was held on the hotel’s roof.

CORRECT : The party was held in the roof of the hotel.

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Why do you believe the first sentence to be incorrect, or the second correct? What is the question? –  StoneyB Mar 31 '13 at 1:11
    
possible duplicate of Is using the possessive 's correct in "the car's antenna"? –  tchrist Mar 31 '13 at 1:40

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The first sentence is correct, not incorrect, and the second is incorrect (in American English, at least, we say on the roof, not in the roof).

There are other ways of saying what the first sentence means:

The party was held on the roof of the hotel.
The party was held on the hotel roof.

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