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Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club earns prestigious wine and travel awards

The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club is located in Durham, N.C.
The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club is located in Durham, N.C. Leigh Powell Hines

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, a top luxury hotel located in Durham, N.C. received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2014, the Expedia Insiders’ Select™ for 2014 and the TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence awards this month.

“We’re thrilled to be honored with these annual awards from such a respected wine magazine and online travel sites,” said Randy Kolls, general manager of the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. “Our goal has always been to deliver a superior guest experience, but it’s rewarding to be recognized. It speaks volumes of our entire staff of almost 300 and to our guests that post such positive feedback on travel web sites.”

The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2014 is an annual award recognizing properties that offer a well-chosen selection of quality producers, along with a thematic match to its menus in price and style as well as recognizing properties typically with at least 100 bottles of wines. The AAA Four Diamond Award and Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award winning Fairview Dining Room offers a 200+ varied collection of French, Italian, New Zealand, Spanish and American wines, among others. It also represents some of the world’s top wine estates including a multitude of remarkable Cabernets.

Expedia Insiders’ Select™ list for 2014 is an exclusive list of the top-ranked properties on one of the world’s largest full-service online travel sites. Expedia Insiders’ Select is an annual award, recognizing the very best hotels available in the global Expedia marketplace, as judged by the experiences of Expedia customers. Based on nearly two million guest reviews submitted annually, the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is one of only 650 winners worldwide from among the more than 290,000 bookable properties on Expedia.

TripAdvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence is a prestigious award that recognizes businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. Now in its fourth year, the award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor: another one of the world’s largest online travel sites.

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club is located on the campus of Duke University, only twenty minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport and ten minutes from Research Triangle Park. For more information visit the hotel's website.