FRANKLIN, TN—Davidson Hotels & Resorts has taken over management of the 300-room Franklin Marriott Cool Springs and also will operate the adjoining Cool Springs Conference Center.
The hotel marks the 11th hotel that Davidson will operate on behalf of private real estate funds advised by Crow Holdings Capital-Real Estate (CHC-RE) and affiliates.
The Cool Springs Conference Center, owned in partnership by Williamson County and the City of Franklin, is the fifth convention or conference center Davidson operates on behalf of a municipality. The conference center contains more than 29,000 sq. ft. of event space, including the Champion Ballroom, and offers the largest ballroom in the area, capable of accommodating up to 1,900 guests, according to the company.
“Not only have we been operating hotels in the Nashville area for two decades, but we’ve operated seven hotels statewide, showing just how deep our Tennessee roots run,” stated John Belden, Davidson’s president/CEO. “Franklin is a thriving community with numerous business and leisure demand generators, making it an ideal addition to our growing portfolio of upper-upscale to near-luxury, full-service hotels and high-density, select-service properties. The Franklin Marriott Cool Springs has a strong reputation within the community, and we look forward to continuing its history of active civic engagement. We are particularly excited to be welcoming so many hard-working and dedicated associates to the Davidson family.”
The hotel will undergo a comprehensive renovation that will improve all aspects of the property, including all guestrooms and public spaces, as well as the inclusion of Marriott’s new “Great Room” lobby.
“We have had a highly successful relationship with Davidson since 2003, and we fully expect the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs to continue that run of success,” said Diane Parmerlee, director of hotel investments for CHC-RE.
Located in the heart of Franklin’s Cool Springs office district and immediately adjacent to I-65, the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs is across the interstate from Tennessee’s second largest mall, the Cool Springs Galleria. The hotel offers a fitness center, business center, indoor pool and whirlpool, a restaurant, lounge, Starbucks coffee shop and concierge services. In addition, the property has an outdoor plaza for entertainment events and provides a complimentary shuttle to area businesses and retail/dining options.