Press Release

New Area Director of Sales & Marketing

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 13, 2020 – Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotel, two premier, AAA Four Diamond luxury properties located on the campus of Duke University, recently announced Julie Barrow as the new area director of sales and marketing. A hospitality leader with more than 25 years of experience, most recently with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Barrow will lead the sales, marketing, revenue management and public relations efforts for both the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotel.

Accomplished in multiple areas of hotel management, Barrow’s responsibilities have included room sales in all segments; public relations and social media; digital media and marketing strategy; and revenue management, as well as catering sales and conference services. In her new role, Barrow is responsible for creating and executing comprehensive sales and marketing plans, as well as fostering community relations for Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotel.

“As a talented sales and marketing professional with extensive knowledge of the luxury hospitality industry, Julie is uniquely positioned to excel in this role,” said Randy Kolls, area general manager and partner, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotel. “We are thrilled to have Julie return to the Washington Duke Inn family, carrying forward her experience working at world-renowned properties in major markets across the country.”

Barrow started her career at the front desk of The New Devon Inn, listed on listed on National Registry of Historic Places, in Lewes, Delaware, before moving to North Carolina and working at both The Carolina Inn and Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. For the past 15 years, Barrow worked with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in Washington, D.C., Houston and most recently in Philadelphia where she worked as the opening director of marketing for the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center.

She returns to Durham with her husband of 29 years, Mark, and their family pets, Lilly and Max. The couple met while working and have enjoyed living in different cities, making new friends and traveling the world together, visiting more than 25 countries over the years.

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