SOURCE: Marriott

Franklin, TN Hotels

October 19, 2010 10:15 ET

Best of the South Names Hotel Near Brentwood, TN as Top Meeting Venue

Exceptional Service, Accommodations Bring Business to Cool Springs Hotel

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) -  Tennessee travelers have spoken and the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs hotel is not only one of the best hotels near Nashville; but has been chosen as one of the Best of the South 2010 winners by meeting planners alike. The selection is made among hotels in 14 southern states from Texas to Virginia and includes properties in the Caribbean and Cancun.

Awarded the honor in the meeting category, this prestigious designation comes after Meeting South Magazine completed a poll of meeting planners to obtain their input regarding the quality of meeting space, guest rooms, guest services, technology, and food and beverage service. Surveys also addressed the efficiency and helpfulness of hotel staff, the availability of technical equipment, recreational facilities and activities and the overall value and experience received from the hotel property. Distinctive among hotels south of Nashville, the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs is one of only five hotels in Tennessee selected for the honor and is a sophisticated choice among Franklin and Brentwood, TN hotels. These accolades of support from business professionals are definitive of the hotel's dedication to providing guests with unsurpassed accommodations and service.

Boasting 29,000 square feet of meeting and event space including the Champion Ballroom with a maximum seating capacity of 1,900 and on-site exhibition space, the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs also offers full-service catering and is one of the top choices for wedding locations in Franklin, Tennessee. With a wide variety of business equipment and services, technical support and lighting options along with professional event managers on staff trained to provide attention to every detail; successful events are easily attainable at this prime business hotel property. In addition to fabulous indoor space, the hotel offers outdoor event space so guests can enjoy the terrace and hotel grounds.

About the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

Conveniently located south of Nashville and just off I-65, the hotel offers guests easy access to many of the area's upscale shopping and dining districts, as well as a wide selection of golf courses and recreational activities. The hotel provides guests with an indoor pool, whirlpool and on-site fitness center; and spa services are available nearby. Lorraine's restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the Stirrup Cup Lounge provides a great atmosphere for networking with business associates or relaxing with friends after a long day.