October 14, 2007
The Hotel Roanoke is of course one of Roanoke’s most beautiful and prominent landmarks with its stately Tudor design and panoramic setting. A trip inside is always such a pleasure for me as I get this overwhelming sense of history and grandeur whenever I walk through the front door. It’s not hard to imagine all of the elegant social history that this beautiful building has hosted in the 125 years it has stood its ground atop the hill.
But don’t think that this most gracious accommodation is old an stuffy, because it’s not. While you can host one of the finest weddings in Roanoke at this fine establishment, it is hip enough for any young crowd. A big fan of aqua blue, I just couldn’t help being a little swept away by the tide at a Bhat Mitzvah I photographed there recently. I believe that the theme was “Under the Sea” and I must say that once the lights went down, everyone was submerged.
Here’s just a few shots of the decor. Fun and fabulous!