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:

Julie Barrow
Area Director of Sales & Marketing



December 12, 2022
Sugar Plum Brunch and holiday dining among memorable experiences available  at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
The popular Durham hotel property is ringing in the holiday season with delectable cuisine, signature décor, warm ambiance and a staycation giveaway inspired by A Christmas Carol
November 7, 2022
JB Duke Hotel’s Lobby Lounge reopens, launches new dessert menu
The AAA Four Diamond hotel in Durham invites the Triangle community to enjoy its elegant ambiance, upscale spirits and menu creations
November 1, 2022
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club opens Thanksgiving reservations with  holiday prix fixe menu at Fairview Dining Room
Guests, travelers and Triangle residents are invited to enjoy a delicious meal and celebrate the holiday season at one of Durham’s top fine dining destinations
September 9, 2022
Afternoon tea returns at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
Guests of all ages are invited to experience the Inn’s traditional afternoon tea service, featuring savories, sweets and scones in the Fairview Dining Room
August 8, 2022
Hospitality Career Carnival
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Hospitality Career Carnival aims to recruit top Triangle talent
August 1, 2022
Summer Saturdays Weekend Programming Series
Overnight guests are provided with complimentary weekend yoga and stargazing activities to enhance their stays.
July 21, 2022
Adopt a Lemur Package
Tour the internationally acclaimed Duke Lemur Center with the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
April 28, 2022
Garden Picnic Package
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotel celebrate springtime with Sarah P. Duke Gardens picnic package
April 25, 2022
Graduation Weekend
Duke University hotel properties offer champagne brunch and guest amenities to celebrate graduation and Mother’s Day weekend
April 13, 2022
Manager In Training (MIT) Program
The Manager In Training (MIT) leadership development program is designed to help tourism and hospitality graduates catapult into management positions
February 9 2022
Hospitality Recruitment Campaign
Job seekers are invited to a weekly “Hospitality Hiring Hour” event series at Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club to meet and greet with employees and hiring decision-makers


December 8, 2021
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotel announce holiday hours
The Durham hotel properties located on Duke University’s campus decked the halls with help from The Nutcracker cast
November 4, 2021
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club to offer traditional Thanksgiving dinner for  hotel guests
Luxury Durham property invites Triangle families to enjoy a Thanksgiving staycation
October 21, 2021
Ed Ibarguen Named to PGA of America Hall of Fame
The announcement was made Wednesday by the Professional Golfers Association and the six will be inducted during the PGA Annual Meeting in Milwaukee on November 3.
September 20, 2021
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotel prepare to welcome fans for Coach K's final season
With close proximity to Duke University athletic facilities, the on-campus hotels are now accepting reservations for the winter athletic season
July 19, 2021
Washington Duke Inn and Gulf Club Troy Stauffer Chef Press Release
Longtime chef continues legacy of fine dining and Southern hospitality at Duke University’s family of luxury hotels
June 17, 2021
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club’s Southern Hospitality Career Fair kicks off major hiring initiative
With ambitious plans to hire nearly 100 new employees in 2021, the luxury Durham hotel is offering a taste of the property’s incredible ambiance and warm hospitality
May 26, 2021
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club welcomes summer guests with new “staycation” deal and seasonal m (1)
The luxury Durham hotel’s award-winning Fairview Dining Room, top-ranked golf course, indoor pool and fitness center are ready to welcome locals and travelers


February 19, 2020
Fisher Vineyards Brings a Taste of Napa Valley to Durham's Fairview Dining Room
Experience an exceptional evening of wine and cuisine at the Fisher Wine Dinner on February 26
January 13, 2020
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotel Appoint New Area Director of Sales & Marketing
Julie Barrow brings extensive luxury hotel and travel industry experience to Durham's top properties


December 10, 2019
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Transforms into Winter Wonderland for its Slate of Holiday Events
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Experience the one-of-a-kind savory pairings from Scotland's The Macallan on Jan. 23


November 1, 2018
Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotel Host Holiday Events
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Old Forester Dinner Scheduled for March 6
January 24, 2018
Washington Duke Inn & JB Duke Hotel Appoint New Hires
Danielle Parsons and Jacqueline Bassett bring passion and experience to Durham's top hotels.