Cavalier Hotel Correction
Correction about the Cavalier Hotel. The Cavalier Hotel cannot be inhabited by ghosts of the 19th century unless they are ghosts prior to its construction. This hotel, while historical, is fairly young to its "historical" peers such as the Chamberlain. Built in either 1926 or 1927 it is known for the cat ghost as well as an elevator that runs in the off season when the original building is closed to guest. The elevator will stop on certain floors for no reason or I do not know if there is any signifigance to where it stops. It is very possible a famous ghost could inhabit this hotel as Adolph Coors (of Coors beer) met an untimely death in this hotel.
I am looking for information about a supposedly very haunted public room called the "Room of Nations" that I believe was in the Cavalier Hotel. The only thing I have ever seen about it was just a small article about "a famous Hampton Roads hotel with famous guests" that had the Room of Nations. The Cavalier certainely fits the bill with guests such as JFK, Al Capone and Adolph Coors. The story told of this room that is so haunted that when opened for any reason seems to catch fire (or its contents do) repeatedly to the point where staff had to close off the room completely and all access restricted. All contents being storred in it were removed to avoid further fires. I cannot find anything on it. The Cavalier will not confirm or deny this story. Do you know anything about it or is this the correct "Hampton Roads hotel"?