Completing another renovation in a progression of renovations since 2008 that has seen updates and improvements of all guest rooms, corridors, public areas and conference center space, event planners and guests are presented the natural world in an urban setting in this newly developed space.  The Garden Courtyard features 6,270 sq. feet of multi-dimensional space, seating for up to 250 guests, a focal point gazebo that is perfect for numerous applications, as well as a designated lounge area surrounded by the beautiful garden plantings and the warmth of a cozy fire.


"We are extremely proud of the look and feel that this renovation has added to our historic Hotel, bringing our overall investment to the facility since 2008 to $8.5 million" said Gary Walton, general manager of The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.  "This renovation builds upon the hotel's premier status as a destination and meeting facility in southwest Virginia and creates another ideal location for important events; a long standing and honored tradition for our hotel in this city."


Previously the underutilized space which once served as the former Crystal Ballroom now features the amenities and attractions that event planners seek for outdoor events with the luxury of having inclement weather options within The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.


"Outdoor venues have a fantastic ambiance and with the summer in full swing and the beautiful evenings of autumn approaching, it's the ideal time to entertain guests outside in the fresh air."  said Sandra Holt, director of sales and events at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.  "Weddings, social events, dinners, evenings on the patio, food and beverage events, and so much more can all be entertained with this new space. We are very excited to offer this new and improved Garden Courtyard to our guests and customers."


Special packages and entertainment offerings are available to guests, meeting planners and special events managers and are invited to come take a tour of the recently renovated space.


To learn more The Garden Courtyard, call 540.853.8203 or visit



Designated as a National Historic Landmark, the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center has 331 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 and is managed as a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel by the Hilton Hotels Corporation.