A Grand Heritage
Built in 1882, the Tudor-style Hotel Roanoke is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been inducted into the Historic Hotels of AmericaTM organization, and is a member of the International Association of Conference Centers.
The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center is located in the Gainsboro neighborhood in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. From meetings, bridge parties, dances, teas and luncheons from the old days to the present, they turned the Hotel into Roanoke's social and cultural center. The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center has 330 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and a 63,000- square-foot, high-tech conference center. It is a joint project of Hotel Roanoke LLC, the City of Roanoke and Virginia Tech.
THE GRAND OLD LADY
The Hotel's deep veranda, concealed from summer sun by fragrant wisteria, invited relaxation. In addition to railroad travelers and businessmen, out-of-towners in the 19th century came to Hotel Roanoke to enjoy long vacations in mountain air. Since the time of the Hotel's original guests have come Presidents of the United States, governors, millionaires, theater and sports stars, attendees for political and business conventions, and Miss Virginia competitors since 1953. Not as celebrated as these notables, but perhaps more important - since they have always formed the core of the Hotel's business - are countless thousands of Roanokers.