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The Harpeth Hotel Opens in the Heart of Historic Downtown Franklin

Franklin’s first downtown hotel features spacious guest rooms, ingredient‑driven dining options, unparalleled event space and an immersive look into Franklin’s history

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The Harpeth Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, managed by Valor Hospitality Partners, announced its official opening today in the heart of historic downtown Franklin. As the town’s first boutique hotel, The Harpeth Hotel pairs modern-day comfort and timeless charm, offering spacious guest rooms and suites, upscale amenities, two unique dining venues, and thoughtful design with subtle nods to Franklin’s rich history.

The Harpeth Hotel boasts 119 elegant guest rooms, including a vast range of room types for the curious and experience-driven traveler. Rooms and suites include lavish bathrooms with oversized showers and tubs, in-room Keurigs, modern technology and Frette robes and slippers. Guest rooms mimic a traditional Southern home, with features such as mudroom entryways, expansive bathroom vanities, herringbone and chevron patterns and local artwork. All rooms and suites are pet-friendly and include a welcome pet amenity.

In addition to stylish accommodations, The Harpeth Hotel introduces two new dining venues to Franklin’s culinary scene. Both hotel guests and locals can dine at 1799 Kitchen and Cocktails, an upscale restaurant serving Southern-influenced contemporary cuisine with a private dining room overlooking the courtyard. Completing the space is a full-service bar with a heavy focus on handpicked bourbon, rye and American whiskeys, as well as handcrafted cocktails. 1799 will also host a weekend brunch with expanded offerings and live entertainment. For a more casual dining experience, McGavock’s Coffee Bar & Provisions, named after a distinguished Middle Tennessee family that resided in Carnton during the Civil War, is a European-style cafe featuring meticulously roasted offerings from Franklin’s own Honest Coffee Roasters, as well as a variety of specialty breakfast and lunch items from Franklin’s local purveyors. McGavock’s Coffee Bar & Provisions serves a handpicked selection of beer and wine, in addition to seasonal craft cocktails.

The Harpeth Hotel is the ideal destination for weddings, corporate events and social gatherings with more than 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with abundant natural light, including the Riverside Ballroom and tech-forward Maury Boardroom. The hotel also offers a beautiful courtyard with a grand staircase and picturesque fountains for wedding receptions, galas and corporate events.

The hotel is complete with a special whiskey keep that guests and locals can utilize after a day exploring the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, as well as a library with a cozy fireplace and a wide range of Franklin and Civil War themed books curated by Landmark Booksellers.

“Guests will get a taste for both the history and present-day culture in Franklin while they experience premium amenities and a beautiful space,” said Justin Foster, general manager, The Harpeth Hotel. “We look forward to welcoming guests and offering a new hotel experience steps away from the town we love.”

The hotel is located at 130 2nd Avenue N in Franklin, Tennessee, along the banks of the Harpeth River, walking distance to Franklin Square and Historic Main Street, granting guests easy access to the town’s boutiques, restaurants, thriving art scene and Civil War museums and battlefields.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit The Harpeth Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. For more information on Curio Collection by Hilton, please visit newsroom.hilton.com/curio.

About The Harpeth

The Harpeth Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton™ , is Historic Franklin’s first hotel, located in the heart of the charming historic downtown, just south of Nashville, Tenn. Offering 119 spacious and unmatched guestrooms and suites, The Harpeth is just steps away from the Franklin Square and Historic Main Street. Hotel guests and locals can dine at 1799 Kitchen and Cocktails, an upscale, chef-driven restaurant and bar, and McGavock’s Coffee Bar & Provisions, a European-style coffee bar, named after the McGavock family. The Harpeth offers more than 5,000 square feet of flexible event space. For more information visit www.harpethhotel.com. Address: 130 2nd Avenue N, Franklin, TN 37064 

About Valor Hospitality Partners

Valor Hospitality Partners is a full-service hotel acquisition, development, management and asset management company. With 48 hotels in its portfolio, Valor Hospitality Partners offers an array of services, including site selection, product selection, entitlements, financing solutions, conceptual design, construction and project management, procurement, technical services, pre-opening and operations management. Valor also provides consulting services on a wide range of project scenarios, including working with new or existing ownership groups on reviewing site selection, assessing feasibility studies and project budgets, compiling project budgets and underwriting. For more information, visit https://valorhospitality.com.


About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising 7,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the 139 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.


About Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 120 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their distinct character. Curio Collection properties offer guests the ability to experience independent hotels, offering authentic, curated experiences through local offerings and elevated amenities, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at curiocollection.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Curio Collection by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/curio, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.