In January, JB Duke Hotel will open on the campus of Duke University in Durham, N.C., 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport and 10 minutes from Research Triangle Park.

The modern, $65 million property includes the 20,850-square-foot Thomas Executive Conference Center, designed to the standards of IACC, the professional association for conference centers. The conference center includes a 5,450-square-foot ballroom; two tiered classrooms, each seating 65; multi-purpose and breakout spaces for collaborative work; two boardrooms; and pre-function spaces and a business center.

Guest rooms at the property, decorated with accents of the school colors of blue and gold, include high-speed wireless and wired Internet service, 50-inch televisions, large desks, and Keurig coffee makers. Guests will also enjoy the hotel's restaurant, 1,500-square-foot fitness center, and complimentary transportation around the Duke campus.

JB Duke is a sister property of Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, both owned by Duke University and managed by WDI Hospitality. Guests at both properties have access to the 18-hole Duke University Golf Course.