Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club Hires New Group Sales Manager
Elizabeth Sierra brings a wealth of experience to one of Durham’s top hotels
DURHAM, N.C., May 30, 2018 – Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, the premier AAA Four Diamond luxury property located on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, today announced Elizabeth Sierra as a new group sales manager.
The seasoned hospitality professional, with more than 22 years of combined experience across corporate events and sales, will be responsible for supporting existing accounts and developing new business in the technology, pharmaceutical and health care markets.
“Elizabeth’s background and extensive sales experience makes her uniquely qualified to continue fostering several of the property’s longstanding relationships within these segments,” said Jack Schmidt, area director of sales and marketing, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. “Coming from another luxury property and golf club, Elizabeth strongly understands the needs of meeting professionals through sourcing conferences in the industry.”
Sierra joins the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club team from The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Naples, Fla., where she directly oversaw regional, national and international accounts as National Sales Manager. Her prior experience includes positions at other east coast hotels and resorts, catering to meetings and conference business as well.
About The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is located on the campus of Duke University, only 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport and 10 minutes from Research Triangle Park. The Washington Duke Inn is the original AAA Four Diamond hotel in Durham, North Carolina. Nestled on 300 acres filled with tall pines and hardwoods, the Inn is known for its beautiful facility and grounds, 271 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, marvelous cuisine in the Fairview Dining Room — winner of the AAA Four Diamond Award, U.S. News Top 15 Best Hotels in North Carolina and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence — the Bull Durham Bar, the Robert Trent Jones-designed 18-hole championship Duke University golf course, and its convenience to local points of interest. It is set apart from other area hotels and conference centers by unparalleled service, a gracious staff, luxurious interiors and attention to detail. The Inn is owned by Duke University and is managed by WDI Hospitality, LLC of Durham, North Carolina. For more information or reservations call (919) 490-0999 or (800) 443-3853, or by