FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Sixteen Franklin area hotels have announced discounted rates for Tennessee residents looking for a staycation, and 12 area hotels have discount packages available for residents of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and Mississippi. All area hotel discount packages can be accessed through VisitFranklin.com and include hotels actively adhering to safety precautions detailed in the Tennessee Pledge.
“We have begun to see the return of tourism in Franklin and all of Williamson County, and as people feel comfortable it is important to support these area hotels that have been so hard hit by this pandemic,” said Visit Franklin President & CEO Ellie Westman Chin. “Each of these hotels has taken tremendous care to provide a safe environment for guests, and they are following the guidelines laid out in the Tennessee Pledge such as enhanced cleaning and letting rooms sit empty for multiple days between guests checking in. For anyone eager to get out of the house, but unsure about traveling very far from home yet, this is a tremendous opportunity to experience an incredible vacation not far away while also supporting our local businesses.”
Hotels are a sector of the hospitality industry that has been hit particularly hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hotel occupancy in Williamson County remains down almost 60% from where it was at this point last year. According to the most recent economic impact statistics available, in 2018 visitors to Williamson County were spending $1.3 million dollars per day, and generated $9.72 million dollars in local tax collections alone. That saved local residents $523.75 per household.
Westman Chin added, “As people take advantage of these hotel deals for a local vacation I’d also encourage them to get out and explore new parts of Williamson County. This is a great time for people to get takeout from a new restaurant they’ve been wanting to try and enjoy it at one of the many incredible parks around the county. From making their way around the Masters & Makers Trail, taking a scenic drive down the Natchez Trace Parkway, or hopping on a bike to explore the greenways around the county there are many great ways to safely explore locally as a tourist.”
Tennessee residents can find a list of all the hotels and their discount packages here, while residents of the neighboring states of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and Mississippi can find discounted packages for them here.
Hotels offering discount packages include:
Candlewood Suites Nashville-Brentwood
Candlewood Suites Nashville-Franklin
Courtyard Franklin Cool Springs
Drury Plaza Hotel Franklin
Embassy Suites-Nashville South/Cool Springs
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
Hampton Inn & Suites Franklin Berry Farms
Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville/Franklin/Cool Springs
Hilton Franklin Cool Springs
Hilton Garden Inn Brentwood
Hilton Garden Inn Cool Springs
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Nashville-Franklin-Berry Farms
Home2Suites Franklin/Cool Springs
Residence Inn Berry Farms
Residence Inn Franklin Cool Springs
Sleep Inn Cool Springs
The Harpeth Hotel
TownPlace Suites Franklin/Cool Springs
ABOUT VISIT FRANKLIN Visit Franklin is the public brand name of the Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau. Visit Franklin is the official destination marketing organization for Franklin and the unique communities of Williamson County, Tennessee. Visit Franklin stimulates economic growth through the promotion of travel and tourism assets such as history, music, attractions, entertainment, the arts, and events to visitors from around the world. For information on Franklin and Williamson County, visit us on the web at VisitFranklin.com.