Press

Press and Press Releases

For your convenience we have posted press releases for quick and easy access. You'll find a variety of topics and information that will allow you to acquaint yourself with our Durham hotel and to keep up-to-date on the latest developments. For all media inquiries, please contact:

Jen Caro
Largemouth Communications
Jennifer@largemouthpr.com
919.459.6456


 



2019

December 10, 2019
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Transforms into Winter Wonderland for its Slate of Holiday Events
Summary:
Enjoy the magic of the holiday season with festive gatherings, decorations a-plenty and award-winning cuisine.
November 4, 2019
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Welcomes New Corporate Group Sales Manager
Summary:
Chantal Stanyer brings her extensive hospitality experience to one of Durham’s top hotels
October 31, 2019
Reservations Now Open for a Very Washington Duke Inn and JB Duke Hotel Thanksgiving
Summary:
Kick off the holiday season with events at the AAA Four Diamond luxury properties
May 7, 2019
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Surprises Durham County Teach of the Year
Summary:
Mika Twietmeyer was shocked when a few unexpected guests stopped by her classroom at Riverside High School
April 30, 2019
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Debuts May and June Dining Events
Summary:
Taste the season with the refreshingly delicious dining events at the Fairview Dining Room, Bull Durham Bar and Terrace on the Green
March 20, 2019
The Vineyards of Joseph Phelps are Coming to the Fairview Dining Room
Summary:
Indulge in history, tradition and excellence at the Joseph Phelps Wine Dinner
February 4, 2019
Wine and Dine Your Sweetheart at the Fairview Dining Room on Valentine's Day
Summary:
Gift your heartthrob an unforgettable night, guranteed to make you fall even more in love
January 14, 2019
Wellness is Predicted as the #1 Meeting Trend for 2019
Summary:
Diane Tighe, director of catering & conference services, shares ways for planners to incoporate wellness into their event.
January 9, 2019
World-Leading, Scottish Whisky Transforms the Faiview Dining Room
Summary:
Experience the one-of-a-kind savory pairings from Scotland's The Macallan on Jan. 23

2018

November 1, 2018
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotel Host Holiday Events
Summary:
Ring in the holidays and enjoy the beauty of the season, from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve, with events at the AAA Four Diamond properties.
October 16, 2018
Three Ways to Make Your Next Corporate Event Stand Out
Summary:
Experienced conference and event planner at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club shares tips from spicing up your event to building out a theme.
October 3, 2018
Time-Honored Kentucky Bourbon Comes to the Fairview Dining Room
Summary:
Experience Woodford Reserve's two centuries of expertise at an exclusive dining event.
August 20, 2018
Wine and Fine Dine at the Sokol Blosser Wine Dinner on the Fairview Patio
Summary:
Blush over an assortment of imported wines from Oregon during an opulent dining event
June 29, 2018
JB Duke and Washington Duke Inn Unveil Luxurious Summer Packages
Summary:
Treat yourself this summer with deals for foodies, beer connoisseurs and those in need of a quick escape.
May 30, 2018
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Hires New Group Sales Manager
Summary:
Elizabeth Sierra brings a wealth of experience to one of Durham's top hotels.
April 3, 2018
Durham-Brewed Southern Craft Beer Takes Over the Fairview Patio
Summary:
Celebrate the season with an exclusive dining event featuring hoppy pairings from Fullsteam Brewery
March 19, 2018
Hop into Easter at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club's Festive Buffet Extravaganza
Summary:
Celebrate Easter at the Inn featuring savory, southern-inspired entrees and decadent desserts.
February 27, 2018
Top Three Last Minute Details to Perfect Your Wedding
Summary:
Diane Tighe shares finishing touches for brides to remember on their big day.
February 20, 2018
Crisp, Clean and Smooth Bourbon Takes Over the Fairview Dining Room
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Old Forester Dinner Scheduled for March 6
January 24, 2018
Washington Duke Inn & JB Duke Hotel Appoint New Hires
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Danielle Parsons and Jacqueline Bassett bring passion and experience to Durham's top hotels.

2017

December 7, 2017
Hotels Earn Prestigious Smart Meetings and ConventionSouth Awards
Summary:
Awards announced in the publications' December issues.
November 27, 2017
Four Trends to Make Your Holiday Party Stand Out
Summary:
Diane Tighe, director of catering & conference services, shares how to make your holiday celebration stand out.
November 1, 2017
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Announces Holiday Events
Summary:
From Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve, enjoy the beauty of the holiday season at the Inn.
September 18, 2017
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Hosts To Spain with Love Dining Event
Summary:
Taste the love at September’s honeymoon-inspired dining event, featuring Spanish selections and a secret menu
May 10, 2017
Director of Sales and Marketing Wins Bos of the Year
Summary:
Jack Schmidt was recognized at the 2017 North Carolina Jaycee's Distinguished Service Awards.
April 17, 2017
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Reveals May Culinary Events
Summary:
Fast-track the transition from spring to summer with these delectable May foodie events.
April 10, 2017
Top Five Traditional Wedding Elements Tossed by Millenial Couples
Summary:
Director of Catering & Conference Services shares trends in the wedding sphere.
March 28, 2017
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Awarded AAA Four Diamond Rating
Summary:
JB Duke Hotel and Fairview Dining Room also receive honors.
March 16, 2017
Spring Feasts Have Sprung at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
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Mystery Brewing Beer Dinner and Easter at the Inn
Fabruary 8, 2017
Eat Your Heart Out at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club on Valentine's Day and Continuum Wine Dinner
Summary:
Dedicate February to your taste buds with these two unforgetable events.
February 7, 2017
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club's Tommy Turrentine Wins Lodging Employee of the Year
Summary:
Turrentine was recognized at the 2017 NCRLA Stars of the Industry Awards.
January 11, 2017
The Finest Bourbons in the South Battle It Out in the Fairview Dining Room
Summary:
Exclusive dining extravaganza featuring smooth pairings from Jack Daniel's and Woodford Reserve.
July 20, 2017
Fairview Dining Room Earns Wine Spectator Award
Summary:
Fairview Dining Room received the Award of Excellence, which recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.

2016

September 22, 2016
Kick Off Fall at the Foraged, Fermented and Fabulous Dinner
Summary:
The Fairview Dining Room welcomes Fullsteam Brewery for beer dinner on October 5.
May 5, 2016
New, Contemporary Hotel on Duke University's Campus Revealed
Summary:
The JB Duke Hotel will open in January 2017.
April 25, 2016
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Reveals Spring Culinary Events
Summary:
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is hosting a series of dining events this spring including delectable dinner deals and personal cooking demonstrations.
April 19, 2016
Treat the Teacher in Your Life at Fairview Dining Room on National Teacher Appreciation Day
Summary:
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is treating educators across the Triangle to a complimentary entrée with entrée purchase in its Fairview Dining Room on Tuesday, May 3, in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day.
April 13, 2016
Time Uncovered: Time Capsule from Original Washington Duke Hotel Now on Display
Summary:
Historical items capsulizing Durham life in the 1920s are on exhibit for a limited time only at Duke University's Rubenstein Library.
March 30, 2016
Summary:
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club will host "The Brewer and The Farmer" dinner featuring Hillsborough's Mystery Brewing Company and Rougemont's Prodigal Farm on Wednesday, April 13.
March 16, 2016
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Hosts Hoppin' Easter Buffet
Summary:
Guests are invited to celebrate Easter at the Inn by feasting on a mouth-watering buffet featuring a wide selection of dishes.
March 7, 2016
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Joins Durham Rescue Mission to Cater Governor's Dinner for the Homeless
Summary:
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club today announced that Executive Chef Jason Cunningham will join volunteers of the Durham Rescue Mission to oversee food preperation for the "Governor's Dinner for the Homeless" on Tuesday, March 8 from 5-7 p.m.
January 13, 2016
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Announces Winter Dinner Series
Summary:
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, the premier AAA Four Diamond luxury inn and golf club located on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, is hosting a series of dining events this winter, including a hard cider dinner and special menu offerings for 2016 Triangle Restaurant Week and Valentine’s Day.
February 5, 2016
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Bolsters Team with New Hires
Summary:
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club today announced it has appointed the following new hires across its world-class accounting, culinary, housekeeping, reservations and restaurant divisions.