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The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, JB Duke Hotel and The Lodge at Duke Medical Center earn top honors as traveler-favorite hotels

DURHAM, N.C. (June 19, 2024) – The luxury Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and contemporary JB Duke Hotel, both AAA Four Diamond hotels, as well as the inviting Lodge at Duke Medical Center, recently won 2024 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. The annual awards program celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel and is awarded to the top 10% of Tripadvisor hotels based on guest reviews and ratings.

“Creating memories is at the heart of what we do, and this accolade is a testament to the incredible warmth, hospitality and comfort that guests experience when they walk through our doors,” said J. Randal Kolls, Co-Managing Partner & Managing Director of the family of hotels owned by Duke University. “All three of our hotels are premier destinations for global travelers visiting Duke and the broader Triangle region, and we look forward to continuing our legacy of exemplary service for many years to come.”

As the world’s largest travel guidance platform, Tripadvisor has unparalleled authority with travelers and diners. The Travelers’ Choice Award is based on genuine feedback from anyone in the community who has visited and left an authentic, first-hand review on Tripadvisor over a 12-month period, making it a valuable and trustworthy designation of great places to visit.

For fifteen consecutive years, the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has received the acclaimed AAA Four Diamond rating – awarded to hotels offering a refined level of experience with extensive services and amenities. JB Duke Hotel followed in the Inn’s footsteps, receiving a AAA Four Diamond rating since its opening. Other recent awards for the Inn include Expedia’s Insider’s Select Award, U.S. News Best Hotels in North Carolina Award, Durham Magazine’s Best of Durham 2022 Award, and recognition as the No. 1 College Hotel by CollegeRank.net. Industry awards include Successful Meetings magazine’s Pinnacle Award and Golfweek’s Top Ten Golf Courses in North Carolina.

About the Duke Family of Hotels
Nestled on 300 acres filled with tall pines and hardwoods at the edge of Duke Forest, the AAA Four Diamond Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is known for its luxurious lodging, world-class golf and award-winning dining on the campus of Duke University. Located directly across the street, the modern AAA Four Diamond JB Duke Hotel is known for its IACC certified executive venues used for corporate and academic events and meetings. Anchored by a striking peninsula bar, the hotel’s Lobby Lounge also offers light fare and upscale spirits. Complementing the Inn and JB Duke, the nearby Lodge at Duke Medical Center offers warm, spacious rooms and unparalleled convenience for visitors to the Duke University Medical Center.



Victoria Moore 

Largemouth Communications