September 27, 2018

Full-service Hilton Franklin Cool Springs opens

The Tennessean

The new 244-room Hilton Franklin Cool Springs opened this week.

Chartwell Hospitality opened the full-service hotel in Meridian Cool Springs Business District, a mixed-use development off Carothers Parkway.

The hotel offers a stylish lobby, contemporary guest rooms and six suites with floor-to-ceiling windows. Hilton Franklin Cool Springs is also home to the area’s only roof-level patio, a heated pool and a terrace with a fireplace.

Guests and visitors can dine at Härth, the hotel’s signature onsite restaurant serving locally sourced American fare. The property also features indoor and outdoor event venues with more than 6,200 square feet of flexible space.

“Over the years, Franklin has evolved into a thriving business center, and we have seen an increase in visitors looking for modern new hotel options,” Chartwell President Rob Schaedle said. “Hilton Franklin Cool Springs fills a significant void in the market of full-service upper upscale hotels in the region.”

Hilton Franklin Cool Springs is also part of Hilton Honors, the loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. To mark the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members who book at Hilton Franklin Cool Springs between now and Feb. 22 will earn 1,000 bonus Hilton Honors points per night.

In addition to developing the property and the adjacent parking structure, Chartwell also will manage the eight-story hotel.

Tourism at a glance

In the 10 years since the Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau became an independent organization, the annual economic impact from tourism grew from $251 million to $453 million.

With growing revenue, the market is trying to meet the demand. In 2017, the city approved 694 new hotel rooms. 

The Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau is funded by a percentage of the lodging taxes collected from visitors by the local hotels. Those collections are then reinvested in sales and marketing efforts to attract visitors to Williamson County for leisure travel, as well as sports, meetings and group business.

Hotels under construction

Candlewood Suites, Murfreesboro Road (102 rooms)

Hyatt House, Mallory Green development, Mallory Lane (125 rooms)

Harpeth Square, downtown Franklin (119 rooms)

Holiday Inn Express, Berry Farms (104 rooms)


Quality Inn and Suites, Murfreesboro Road

Permit application in review

Staybridge Suites, Mallory Green development, Mallory Lane

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