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110 Shenandoah Ave NW,

Roanoke, VA 24016

Hotel: 540-985-5900

Fax: 540-853-8264

Reservations: 1-866-594-4722

Meetings Guide

Best Team Building Activities: Mild and Wild

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Hotel Roanoke’s fun team-building exercises that fuel a little friendly competition, while also firing up the friendships.

Scavenger Hunt

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Groups divide into teams, then race to find specific artifacts, photographs, and locations around the property, on which the Tudor-style Hotel Roanoke was built in 1882, to learn its vast history.

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Roanoke Mountain Adventures

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Hotel Roanoke partners with this local full-service outfitter offering guided and self-guided outdoor adventures for mountain biking, road cycling, paddleboarding, kayaking, and more throughout the neighboring Blue Ridge Mountains.

Roanoke Food Tours

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Another partner of Hotel Roanoke, these guided walking food tours are specially designed to incorporate history, architecture, culture, and relevant culinary treats from local iconic restaurants and shops in downtown Roanoke.

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Groups are divided into teams, then tasked with constructing themed sculptures using only canned goods. Once complete, the sculptures are presented to a team of judges, and finally, donated to a local food bank.

Themed Dinners: Cuisine with Concepts

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The best banquet menus and creative menu items that are deliciously destination-focused.

Moonshine Tasting

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They don’t call Southwest Virginia the “moonshine capital of the world” for no reason. Spend an evening learning about the region’s rich history of distilling while tasting whiskey and moonshines along with other classic southern bites.

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Strolling Station Reception

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Small toasts with assorted toppings

When you just need a light dinner, this reception features a handful of appetizer stations and highboy tables to encourage guests to stroll and mingle over cocktails and light bites.

Taste of the South

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If you have an appreciation for good southern food, then this themed dinner is for your group. In addition to classic southern fare like TK, TK, and TK, the menu also features Hotel Roanoke’s own peanut soup and spoonbread, a rich dish that has been a hotel staple since 1940.

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Happiest of Hours

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Appetizer of thin crackers, relish, and greens

Choose from an assortment of locally crafted beer, wines, moonshine, and then mix with a variety of culinary options for a truly unique happy hour–inspired event.

Off-Site Meeting Venues: Landmarks to Live It Up

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Meetings become lifetime experiences when hosted in one of Virginia’s most unique meeting venues.

Virginia Museum of Transportation

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The galleries and meeting rooms of this transportation museum come surrounded by the country’s largest diesel engine collection, steam locomotives, and special exhibits – and make for a uniquely themed reception rooted in Virginia train history.

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Center in the Square

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Beyond its four museums, theater, and rooftop restaurant, this downtown landmark also offers several of the city’s most unique venues, including the open-air Rooftop Butterfly Deck and the Roanoke Pinball Museum with more than 50 old-school pinball machines.

The award-winning Blue 5 restaurant features three venues: The Red Room, great for large private parties, The Mezzanine for a birds-eye view of the Guitar Bar, and The White Room for banquet-style receptions. All of the spaces have their own bar access and are semi to fully private.

Taubman Museum of Art

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With a magnificent view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and downtown Roanoke, this modern building with sharp angles of steel and glass makes for a unique event backdrop. Choose from the three-story Atrium with a soaring glass roof or the Auditorium with travertine floors and glowing blue backlighting.

City Market Building

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Atop this historic 1885 market building packed with independent restaurants and retailers, you’ll find the private event space known as Charter Hall. Formerly the Roanoke Opera House, Charter Hall rolls history, flexibility, and state-of-the-art technology all into one space that can accommodate up to 460 people for meetings and 240 for formal dining.

Meeting Technology and Amenities: Simple to Smart

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Offerings – from high-tech highlights to just plain ingenious add-ons – that make holding a meeting at Hotel Roanoke unlike anything else.

Unique LED Uplighting and Staging

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Whether bumping your meeting up a notch, running lights and sound for your hired entertainment, or helping you with your own version of the Oscars, Hotel Roanoke’s customized lighting, sound setups, and staging will be sure to please.

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Spa Services

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Let your team take a load off in between meetings with manicures and pedicures made available by the resort in the private 1920s-themed speakeasy bar of Club AKA (located in the basement of the hotel).

Video Tricaster

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This all-in-one video production system is equipped to handle anything: big live shows, incredibly sophisticated web programs, and branded content for cross-channel delivery and multi-screen experiences.

Internet Connectivity/Networking

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A network of Fiber Optic and Ethernet makes up the backbone of the resort’s 63,000 square feet of conference space, connecting each of the 35 meeting rooms to the T1 connection, or allowing to connect them for an internal network.

Event Themes: Prepare to Be Inspired

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A few of Hotel Roanoke’s corporate party ideas that your team will be talking about well into next quarter.

Farm to Table

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With a special emphasis on locally sourced fare in this themed dinner, your group will enjoy a taste of Roanoke in the outdoor Garden Courtyard or Lower Level Courtyard. The resort can bring in long tables and unique décor to add to the experience.

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They don’t call Southwest Virginia the “moonshine capital of the world” for no reason. This fun, themed event features a taste of Virginia alongside some of the finest white lightning in the country.

A Night in Vegas

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Calling all high rollers! The resort sets up a Vegas-themed evening amid slots, card tables, and live entertainment (Elvis impersonators, anyone?).

Southern Hospitality

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Southerners are known for having charisma and poise – no matter the circumstances. Enjoy southern comfort food and beverages inspired by the grace and charm of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler.