The iconic Main Lobby of The Greenbrier retains much of the flavor of the post World War II Dorothy Draper design, including the signature black and white marble floor. Afternoon tea has been served in this space since 1931.
For many guests the Victorian Writing Room is The Greenbrier in microcosm. This room has remained exactly the same for almost seventy years since Dorothy Draper redesigned The Greenbrier's interior after its use as a World War II Army hospital.
Many regular Greenbrier guests would argue that the Cameo Ballroom is the most beautiful room at the hotel. It has been the scene of many a fabulous evening ball and formal dinner as well as elaborate weddings. The Dorothy Draper designed chandelier has crowned the room since 1948.
The Trellis Lobby is the bright and sunny space featuring eighteen foot ceilings, Dorothy Draper's signature plaster swag look over the mantel and fresh colors created by her successor Carleton Varney.
The Cameo Ballroom is part of the original 1913 Greenbrier Hotel, Dorothy Draper's chandelier and sconces added glamour and Carleton Varney's colors and carpets reflect his interpretation of the 21st century Draper look.
The expansive Upper Lobby delights with its deep views through multiple spaces, all with their own personality. The interior sense of space and grandeur has awed guests for generations.
Draper's dictum "black is a color too" is illustrated in this corridor leading from the Main Dining Room to the Windsor Club (through the wooden doors), the hotel's premium rooms with the highest level of concierge service.
The newest section of the Greenbrier Hotel is The Casino Club level, opened in 2010, featuring Carleton Varney's stunning design work distilled from fifty years of upgrading Dorothy Draper's masterpiece.
The iconic Greenbrier exterior - this image via greenbrier.com
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Thanks to Robert Conte for providing image interior captions!