SpringHill Suites opens in Cool Springs and launches new bar and eatery, The Library

SpringHill Suites opened in mid-February in Cool Springs. (Courtesy SpringHill Suites)
SpringHill Suites opened in mid-February in Cool Springs. (Courtesy SpringHill Suites)

SpringHill Suites opened in mid-February in Cool Springs. (Courtesy SpringHill Suites)

SpringHill Suites opened in mid-February at 5011 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin. The new hotel, part of the mixed-use center McEwen Northside, features business and fitness centers, meeting rooms, a pool and The Library, an on-site bar and restaurant that offers wine, beer, small plates and handcrafted cocktails. 615-778-4688. www.marriott.com

By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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