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Marriott International

November 01, 2013 15:05 ET

Cool Springs, TN Hotel Pounds the Pavement in the Fight Against Juvenile Diabetes

The Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Steps Up to Support an Important Cause

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwired - Nov 1, 2013) - Participating in a fundraising walk requires a certain degree of fortitude. Participating year after year for over a decade, however, reflects a different sort of strength more to do with character than calf muscles. Such is the case with the team from the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, which joined the 2013 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes, marking its twelfth year of support for the organization.

Those who have visited these accommodations in Franklin, Tennessee, might not be surprised to learn that the staff has supported JDRF since 2001. After all, if service is anything to go by, this hotel staff is demonstrably dedicated to doing good work in the Williamson County community, and the diverse ways in which the staff raised money for JDRF exemplifies their giving spirit.

Those who participated in the JDRF Walk included hotel staff, their family and children. The team also designed a t-shirt, which was awarded second place in the JDRF's t-shirt contest, but that was just the beginning.

This Franklin, TN business hotel also supported a silent auction to raise additional funds. Blue Jean Days were instituted on property, along with online donation opportunities, to raise even more money. As a result, the hotel was able to donate an impressive $4,452.50 to JDRF this year.

Unique among hotels near Nashville, the Franklin Marriott has become a longstanding supporter of JDRF over the years. To recognize its tremendous efforts in the fight against Type 1 Diabetes, JDRF recently recognized the property with the Golden Sneaker Award, an honor that goes well with the silver- and bronze-level awards it has earned in the past.

Anyone eager to meet the team can find a number of reasons to book a trip to the hotel. Not only does its location make it an ideal option for business travelers headed to Nashville, Franklin or Brentwood, but its comfortable guest rooms and attractive amenities draw plenty of vacationers as well. With customizable event menus, Certified Full-Service Wedding Professionals, and more than 29,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space (including a 1,700-person ballroom), the hotel boasts one of the finest corporate and social event venues in Franklin, Tennessee. Enjoy the innovative services to hotel guests including Mobile Guests Services and Red Coat Direct.

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About Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
Located just 20 minutes south of Nashville, the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs welcomes travelers with modern amenities and a healthy dash of Southern charm. The 300 guest rooms and suites feature plush featherbeds, 300-threadcount linens and Plug-In Panels so guests can relax on vacation or stay on task for work. Complimentary Internet in the lobby and public areas means visitors can mix business with networking. The hotel's more than 29,000 square feet of high-tech, versatile meeting space -- plus an outdoor venue that capitalizes on the surrounding natural beauty -- helps make the work part of a trip feel like fun, and with the new Red Coat Direct app, you can manage your event with a touch of a button without ever leaving the meeting room. Two concierge levels, a 24-hour fitness center, a jogging trail and an indoor saltwater pool provide many ways to relax and stay active, while the hotel's three dining options ensure there's always a great place to refuel. Guests can enjoy Starbucks coffee and treats at Coffee Etc., sandwiches in a casual atmosphere at Stirrup Cup Lounge and elegantly comfortable American fare at Lorraine's. Visitors will also find the hotel is ideally suited to exploring a number of attractions like Carnton Plantation, Historic Downtown Franklin and Vanderbilt University, all of which are nearby.

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