Washington Duke, a confederate soldier who became an industrialist and philanthropist and for whom Duke University was renamed, is the namesake of the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, set amidst 300 acres of tall pines and stately hardwoods in Durham, N.C. Opened in 1988, the AAA Four-Diamond hotel is located on the university’s campus. It is home to the Duke University Golf Course, the region’s only Robert Trent Jones-designed course. Styled like an old English country inn, the Washington Duke Inn has 271 guest rooms and suites, most of which overlook the golf course or the landscaped grounds. The Presidential Suite offers more than 2,000 square feet of space and a private balcony. The inn’s 22,000 square feet of meeting space includes the IACC-certified Executive Conference Center and the 7,680 sq. ft crown jewel. Presidents Ballroom can accommodate up to 600 guests or be broken into four smaller rooms. Adjacent to the ballroom is the recently renovated 4,800-sq.-ft. Presidents Terrace has a 15-ft. fireplace, landscaping of evergreen shrubs, flowering vines, flower beds, and padded sofas and chairs. Another outdoor venue is the 3,000 sq. ft—terrace on the Green, located off the lobby and overlooking the golf course. Dining options at the hotel include the nationally renowned Fairview Dining Room, which, along with its menu of locally grown foods and global delicacies, offers 250 varieties of fine vintage wine from around the world.