Press

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:

Jessica Highsmith
Largemouth Communications
Jessica@largemouthpr.com
919.459.6456
 

2016

January 13, 2016
Title:
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Announces Winter Dinner Series
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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
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Bolsters Team with New Hires
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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.

2015

December 16, 2015
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Reveals Holiday Coloring Book to Benefit Duke Lemur Center
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club today launches a new holiday-themed children's coloring book, "Maky's Holiday Adventures at The Inn," with proceeds benefitting the Duke Lemur Center.
November 16, 2016
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Duke University Golf Club’s Ed Ibarguen Named to 2015 PGA Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame
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Duke University Golf Club General Manager and PGA Director of Golf, Ed Ibarguen, has been elected to the 2015 Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame and recognized as the state’s No. 2 golf teacher by Golf Digest.
October 26, 2015
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Reveals Felice Viaggio Italian Wine Dinner
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Italian wine enthusiasts are invited to join Executive Chef Jason Cunningham and Chef de Cuisine Murray Healy in collaboration with Vias Imports Ltd. for a culinary voyage of regionally inspired cuisine showcasing the oldest wine regions of the world.
October 5, 2015
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Reveals Holiday Event Series
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Relish in the holiday season with holiday fare and festive libations, including a Sparkling Holiday Affair and a Festive Christmas Tea
September 8, 2015
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Celebrates National Seafood Month
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Executive Chef Jason Cunningham shares tips for enjoying oysters during National Seafood Month this October.
August 27, 2015
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Appoints New Catering Sales Manager
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The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club welcomes Angie Wright as a catering sales manager where she will coordinate and oversee assigned internal and external catering events.
July 27, 2015
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Appoints New Guest Reception Managers
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The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club welcomes Emily Garcia and Sarah Casella as guest reception managers where they will help oversee the day to day activities of the guest reception desk and coordinate guest relations on behalf of the Inn.
June 15, 2015
Title:
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Bestows Bedding Fit for Twin Lemur Princesses During Lemurpalooza
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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, will bequeath bedding fit for the two royal, ring-tailed additions to the Duke Lemur Center, Princess Julien and Princess Julien.
June 1, 2015
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Reveals Summer Dinner Series
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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 summer, including beer and bourbon dinners featuring pairings from local breweries and regional distilleries.
May 26, 2015
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Bolsters Hospitality Team
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The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, the premier AAA Four Diamond luxury inn and golf club located on the campus of Duke University in Durham, N.C., today announced that it has appointed new hires and internal promotions across its world-class banquets, reservations and restaurant divisions.
April 24, 2015
Title:
Durham’s Ponysaurus Brewing Kicks Up Grilling on the Terrace
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The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and Ponysaurus Brewing Co. of Durham are joining forces to present this season’s Grilling on the Terrace event. The festive gathering will take place Wednesday, May 20 on the Inn’s breathtaking terrace on the green.
April 14, 2015
Title:
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Winning Streak Continues with A Day at the Derby
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The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Fairview Dining Room and Bull Durham Bar continue its winning ways with the annual A Day at the Derby celebrating the 141st Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2. The Inn has been getting in shape all year and is prepped to serve up a day of trophy winning fare and savory cocktails.
March 25, 2015
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Debuts Spring Seasonal Menus
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Executive Chef Jason Cunningham’s new seasonal spring menus have hatched at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, just as we welcome everything that’s spring: Easter, Mother’s Day, graduations, Derby Day and more.
March 10, 2015
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Meyer Family Cellars Wine Dinner in the Fairview Dining Room
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Join us Wednesday, April 15, for the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s third wine dinner in its 2015 series.
March 2, 2015
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NACE Awards the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club its Best of Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award
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The Triangle North Carolina Chapter of National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) honored the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club at its annual awards ceremony, The Best of NACE Awards Gala, held at the Preston Country Club in Cary, North Carolina in February. Some of the awards the hotel received included the Best Service at an Event for NACEablanca, Best Plated Food Presentation for the Faculty Dinner Dance and Best Buffet for the 25th Anniversary Donor Recognition. The Inn’s Conference Planning Manger Laura Petersen won the Spirit of NACE Award and Director of Operations, Food & Beverage Don Ball garnered the coveted Peter Daymont Lifetime Achievement Award.
February 26, 2015
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Easter Celebration at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
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Hippity hop down to Cameron Boulevard with family and friends to enjoy an elegant Easter buffet at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. This festive spring meal with all the trimmings takes place Sunday, April 5, 2015 in the Presidents Ballroom with seatings at noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
February 13, 2015
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Fairview Dining Room to Participate in Third Annual Bull City Food & Beer Experience
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Executive Chef Jason Cunningham of the Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club will be a featured chef of the third annual Bull City Food & Beer Experience: an indoor food and beer festival at the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, North Carolina on Sunday, March 8.
February 11, 2015
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Fairview Dining Room Earns Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award for Second Consecutive Year
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The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Fairview Dining Room was named a Forbes Travel Guide 2015 Four-Star Award winner at an awards ceremony this morning at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida.
February 5, 2015
Title:
Cabirou Houemassou Named Banquet Events Chef at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
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The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club recently appointed Cabirou Houemassou banquet events chef. Houemassou is relocating from the Maryland area to join the Inn’s talented food and beverage team and will report directly to Executive Chef Jason Cunningham. In his role, Houemassou is responsible for all banquet event production, execution, presentation and service for guests.
February 3, 2015
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Earns Top Awards from the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association
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Last night the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association (NCRLA) honored the best in the hospitality industry at its Taste of North Carolina & the Stars of the Industry Awards at the Raleigh Marriott Center City. The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is pleased to announce that General Manager Randy Kolls was named NCRLA Lodging Operator of the Year and Housekeeping Supervisor Carla Elliott, the Inn’s longest tenured employee, was NCRLA’s Lodging Employee of the Year.
January 27, 2015
Title:
Napa’s Saintsbury Winery Uncorks Wine Dinner at Fairview Dining Room
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Join us Wednesday, Feb. 25, for the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s second wine dinner in its 2015 series. Our host is National Sales Manager Gary Bulger of Napa Valley’s Saintsbury winery who introduces us to small-lot pinot noirs and chardonnay that Saintsbury’s Napa-Carneros and Brown Ranch Vineyards produce.
January 15, 2015
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Valentine’s Day at the Fairview Dining Room
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it falls on the biggest date night of the week: Saturday. For the special occasion, Executive Chef Jason Cunningham and his creative culinary team are preparing a special four-course prix-fixe Valentine’s Day menu at the Fairview Dining Room, one of the most romantic dining venues in the Triangle.
January 13, 2015
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Fairview Dining Room Participating in Triangle Restaurant Week 2015
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The first of two Triangle Restaurant Weeks for 2015 will take place from Monday, January 26 – Sunday, February 1 and will include more than 80 of the area’s premier restaurants in this week long culinary celebration including the Fairview Dining Room at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.
January 8, 2015
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Wrath Wine Experience at the Fairview Dining Room
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Indulge in Monterey County California’s Wrath Wines at an unforgettable food and wine experience where east meets west. Executive Chef Jason Cunningham and his creative culinary staff team up with Wrath Co-owner and Wine Director — and proud Duke graduate — Michael Thomas for an enticing food and wine evening that officially kicks off the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s 2015 wine dinner series.

2014

December 22, 2014
Title:
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Launches New Website
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The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. After months of development, the site has gone live.
December 23, 2014
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Warm up to Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Winter Seasonal Menus
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Warm up at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club with Executive Chef Jason Cunningham’s new seasonal winter menus, just in time for the holidays. Launched this week, the menus include breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert including Dinner at Dusk at the AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Travel Guide Four Star award-winning Fairview Dining Room and meals in the Bull Durham Bar.
November 12, 2014
Title:
Bubbles: Sip into the Season at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
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‘Tis the season for entertaining and the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Fairview Dining Room is offering an evening full of festive fizz. Join this elegant holiday soiree — appropriately named “Bubbles: Sip into the Season” — to sample a flight of four sparkling wines perfect for entertaining and gift giving this festive time of year.
November 4, 2014
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Thanksgiving Dinner – A Southern Tradition
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Gather together with family and friends to give thanks over an elegant Thanksgiving buffet at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club.
October 21, 2014
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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Decks the Halls with Holiday Calendar of Events
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Mark your calendars and make reservations for all the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s holiday activities.
October 1, 2014
Title:
Jessi Twisdale Appointed Catering and Conference Services Manager
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The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Diane Tighe, director of catering and conference services, appointed Jessi Twisdale as catering and conference services manager. This position will handle the increased demand on the hotel for its catering and conference services while one of the favorite wedding locales, the Duke Chapel, closes for renovations for one year starting in 2015.
September 24, 2014
Title:
Usher in Fall with Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Autumn Seasonal Menus
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Executive Chef Jason Cunningham of the Washington
September 8, 2014
Title:
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Unveils Two One-of-a-Kind Duke Attractions Travel
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The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club takes great pride in
August 26, 2014
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Fall Wine Dinner Series at Fairview Dining Room
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Channel your inner oenophile and indulge in some of the world’s most
August 12, 2014
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Mark Budnik Appointed Executive Sous Chef at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
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Executive Chef Jason Cunningham recently announced the
July 8, 2014
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ISES Honors the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club with Top Special Event Awards
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The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club receives six awards from the Greater Triangle NC Chapter of ISES at its fourth annual Trinity Awards in June.
July 15, 2014
Title:
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Earns Prestigious Wine and Travel Awards
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The award-winning Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club continues to stack up awards this year recently winning the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2014, Expedia Insiders’ Select™, and the TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence awards.