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Marriott International

August 07, 2013 10:57 ET

Historic Downtown Franklin Hotel Stands Behind Local Troops

As the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell Once Again Prepares to Deploy, the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs Shows Its Solidarity

FRANKLIN, TN--(Marketwired - Aug 7, 2013) - Supporting American troops can be done in a number of ways by everyone, including hotels. And Tennessee's Franklin Marriott Cool Springs takes this duty seriously. Located near Fort Campbell, where troops are preparing to deploy on yet another tour (some for the third or fourth time), the hotel is doing everything possible to support its servicemen and women and their families.

For this hotel in Historic Downtown Franklin, military support begins with generous incentives. As the host of many Army Strong Bonds retreats, the hotel offers complimentary upgrades to its military visitors, like Wi-Fi in guest rooms, and discounted rates for rooms and meals that accord with government per diems. These offers mean servicemen and women can get a much-needed break to enjoy some of the most comfortable lodging in Franklin, Tennessee. Here, they can bed down on thick mattresses with 300-threadcount linens, down comforters and fluffy pillows. They can relax in newly renovated guest bathrooms with rain-showerheads, and they can plug in to high-definition entertainment via each guest room's plug-in panel, which allows guests to connect their laptops, digital cameras, MP3 players and video-game players to the flat-screen HD televisions.

Army Strong Bonds are chaplain-led retreats that focus on teaching servicemen and women how to establish healthy family relationships, something that helps them to become better and more resilient soldiers. Considering that the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell will be deploying for a continuous nine-month tour, the retreat couldn't come at a better time. And to ensure that its military guests make the most of their time on property, the hotel is offering complimentary shuttle service to destinations within a five-mile radius. Given the abundance of things to do in Franklin, Tennessee, this is good news for military guests and their families. Historic Downtown Franklin and the CoolSprings Galleria mall are within this distance, as are tennis facilities, a biking trail, horseback riding and a number of Franklin, Tennessee events.

Families and couples will find no shortage of activities beyond the immediate area, either. From the A-Game Sports Complex, where people can ice-skate and play laser tag, to Civil War sites, Arrington Vineyards and bowling at the Franklin Family Entertainment Center, relationship-building has never been more fun or more convenient.

Guests are offered double Marriott Rewards points for Army Strong Bonds reservations made before August 31, 2013. If you would like to schedule a group, please contact Kim Collins at 615-261-6106 or email kim.collins@franklinmarriott.com.

Whether travelers are looking to patronize those institutions that support the military, or are military personnel looking to take a well-earned respite, the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs is the place to do it.

About Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
Combining the best of business savvy, prime location and Southern charm, the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs is an ideal destination for everyone. Its close proximity to historic sites and cultural attractions like Carnton Plantation, Historic Downtown Franklin and Vanderbilt University -- not to mention Nashville, which is just 20 minutes away -- make it the perfect hotel for travelers on holiday. If work brings visitors to Franklin, however, there are still plenty of perks to be had. Complimentary Internet in the lobby and public areas, 29,000 square feet of meeting space with state-of-the-art technology, plug-in panels in the guest rooms and an outdoor event space that capitalizes on the scenic grounds are just a few of the hotel's attractions. Plus two concierge levels, a 24-hour fitness center, a jogging trail and an indoor saltwater pool keep guests active and indulged. The hotel also offers guests delicious dining options like Coffee Etc. for Starbucks coffee and treats, Stirrup Cup Lounge for sandwiches in a casual atmosphere and Lorraine's for elegantly comfortable American fare. When it's time to tuck in for the night, the hotel extends that legendary Southern hospitality by way of plush featherbeds, 300-threadcount linens, down comforters and irresistibly fluffy pillows. Whatever brings travelers to Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, in other words, there are many more things that will make them want to stay.

About Marriott Hotels
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