Press Release

JB Duke Hotel’s Lobby Lounge reopens

DURHAM, N.C. (November 7, 2022) – JB Duke Hotel, a AAA Four Diamond contemporary lodging destination located on the campus of Duke University, has officially reopened its Lobby Lounge located adjacent to the hotel’s lobby. Locals and travelers alike are invited to experience the lounge’s delicious menu offerings, upscale spirits and ideal atmosphere.

As part of the reopening, Lobby Lounge is pleased to serve an array of new, delectable desserts. The menu features a chocolate ganache-topped cheesecake, classic crème brûlée, lemon mousse cake and a trio of sorbet in addition to a wide variety of after-dinner drinks, including coffee and sparkling wines.

“The JB Duke Hotel is thrilled to once again welcome the Durham community and property guests to enjoy its Lobby Lounge,” said Don Ball, General Manager, JB Duke Hotel. “Between the stunning peninsula bar, modern fireplace and an abundance of comfortable seating areas, Lobby Lounge offers the perfect backdrop to connect with colleagues or relax after a day of travel.”

In addition to the latest desserts, Lobby Lounge serves a variety of small and large plates. Transport your tastebuds to the coast with the Shrimp & Grits, featuring ColdWater Creek grits, shrimp scampi and fiveyear cheddar, or experience the sweet and spicy flavor combinations of the Braised Brisket Tacos, featuring pickled corn relish, ancho crema and hand-made corn tortillas.

Located across the street from the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club at 230 Science Drive, the JB Duke Hotel offers 198 guest rooms and suites with modern amenities, ideal for a tranquil retreat. Guests can enjoy delicious meals at MarketPlace Restaurant in the hotel’s beautiful, contemporary atmosphere. Light-filled spaces abound throughout the hotel, offering views of the surrounding Duke Forest, landscaped courtyards and terraces to connect guests with the outdoors. Local décor and furnishings evoke a sense of craftsmanship important to the history and community of North Carolina. Complimentary parking is available for all hotel guests in the adjacent, covered deck.

The JB Duke Hotel Lobby Lounge is open daily from 3-10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and 3-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. To learn more, browse the Lobby Lounge menu or make a reservation, visit