Press Release

Smart Meetings and ConventionSouth Awards

DURHAM, N.C., December 7, 2017 — Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotel, father and son premier AAA Four Diamond luxury properties, located on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, today announced both properties have been honored with prestigious awards from Smart Meetings and ConventionSouth magazines respectively.

Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has been named among the winners of Smart Meetings’, the leading media company and most trusted resource for meeting professionals, 2017 Platinum Choice Award. This award recognitions and honors hotels, venues and destinations that demonstrate exemplary standards of excellence in service and amenities including ambience, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, recreational activities, dining options, technical support and more. The award will be featured in the magazine’s December issue.

“My team and I are elated to honor this year’s Platinum Choice Awards winners,” said Marin Bright, Smart Meetings founder and CEO. “We are delighted that the awards have become a metric of achievement for the industry’s valued hotels and continue to serve as a practical and valuable tool for meeting planners.”

And on behalf of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events held in the South, JB Duke Hotel has been named as one of their 2018 Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award recipients. This recognized elite list of 66 meeting facilities, located across the South, will be featured in the December 2017 Awards Issue of the magazine.

“ConventionSouth readers are constantly seeking information on the newest and like-new meeting sites in the South in order to offer their attendees the most modern facilities available, and this is why we are honored to bestow JB Duke Hotel with a Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award,” said Marcia Bradford, ConventionSouth associate publisher. “After a lengthy review of what JB Duke Hotel now has to offer meeting planners and attendees, we feel it indeed displays a superior commitment to providing groups with the top-of-the-line amenities and service that they require.”

“We are honored to be recognized for the quality and excellence of our elegant Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club property, and for the purposefully contemporary appeal and construction of our new JB Duke Hotel,” said Jack Schmidt, area director, sales and marketing, Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotel. “We look forward to continuing excellent service, planning and holding various meetings and events, food and beverage selections, innovation in our operations and more within both properties, so that each guest that walks through our doors has a grand experience.”

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