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 features many local and regional artists, artifacts, historic photographs and displays throughout the property. Take a self guided tour around the hotel and discover the rich history and proud local heritage of the Grand Old Lady.
Begin in the lobby where the original marble floors and walnut paneling of 1939 greet you, along with the history of Virginia mural above the registration desk, and paintings of George Washington, Robert E. Lee and the Virginia Tech Drillfield.
From there, venture to the Palm Court lobby where you'll be greeted by historic murals of the quadrille, waltz, reel and fox trot along with a historic display next to the Pine Room Pub. Continue down Peacock Alley, where you'll be greeted by the Miss Virginia's that have gone on to win the Miss USA competition before seeing the murals of the Peacocks and an original armoire dating back to the original hotel from 1882...
As you continue throughout the property, you'll see works of art from P. Buckley Moss, the massive Czech Chandaliers that used to hang in the Roanoke Ballroom, a Hokie Stone tribute, the Hokie Bird (outside), historic hotel displays and many works of art from local and regional artisits depicting southwestern Virginia.
To learn more about the history of the hotel, visit www.HotelRoanoke.com or pick up a copy of Peanut Soup and Spoonbread: An Informal History of The Hotel Roanoke in the Sundry shop.