In preparation for its 75th anniversary, the Regency Room restaurant at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center will undergo renovations, starting Jan. 2.
Dining operations will continue but will be temporarily relocated to the Shenandoah Ballroom and the Pine Room Pub. Renovations are expected to be complete by mid-February.
“This investment by the owners of The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center shows their long-standing commitment to our community, particularly given the difficult economic times we’ve all seen these last few years,” Gary Walton, general manager of the hotel, said in a statement.
The renovation includes new drapes, upholstery and carpeting, but the biggest change will be a wall of opaque French doors that will allow for more intimate dining on one side and the establishment of a private dining facility for groups or meetings on the other. The new group dining area, dubbed Regency Overlook, will be reserved for functions, such as wedding receptions and corporate lunches or dinners.
In addition to the new look, the dining room will refresh its menu, and a new chef will be joining the Regency Room’s Executive Chef Billie Raper.
Designated as a National Historic Landmark, the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center has 331 guestrooms and a 63,000-square-foot, conference center. It is a joint project of Hotel Roanoke LLC, the city of Roanoke and Virginia Tech. It is managed as a Doubletree by Hilton Hotel by the Hilton Hotels Corp.
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