It has been a while since I have traveled to properties around the world. This time I have taken on a property that is rich in history and tradition. From the moment I drove into the valet area I knew this property was going to be a unique and memorable experience.
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has only been open since 1988, however it was named after an American Civil War solider Washington Duke, that later become an industrialist and philanthropist.
The property sits near Duke University and it was opened to serve the needs of the University’s growing community, however they are not officiated. The Duke family’s artifacts and photography are displayed in the halls of the hotel, and even make up the logo.
The golf course has been open since 1957 and was owned by Duke University. It features 18-holes and housed 2001 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship.
“The course has also received top rankings from Golf Digest, GolfWeek, Golf Magazine and the Zagat Survey, and was recently voted as the best public course in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal.” – Washington Duke Inn Website
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has gone under many additions to make it a full features inn and golf club.
Last week our CEO, Michael Velasquez, and Business & Account Manager, Kal Matar, took a trip to New Orleans, Biloxi and Atmore to scout out the location for this year’s HITEC 2016 and visit some current and potential clients.
The first stop on their trip was New Orleans, Louisiana where they stayed at the Four Points Sheraton on Bourbon Street.
The rooms are French Colonial inspired and the location is right at the center of Bourbon Street making it a prime location to stay this June for HITEC 2016!
The duo had a great time taking in the culture and history of the city as they visited venue locations for a joint event to be held during this year’s HITEC 2016 in June.
Next, it was off to Biloxi, Mississippi. The team really enjoyed spending time with our Biloxi clients and were happy to see the properties first hand. Even more exciting, all were interested in our new product S.T.A.R.!
The last stop on their trip before returning to New Orleans was to Atmore, Alabama to visit a new client. The team really enjoyed seeing the area and meeting our clients face to face!
All-in-all the trip was a great success! Stay tuned for more travel updates coming soon!