Hilton Worldwide welcomes new hotel to its growing Curio brand

MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today welcomed The Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill to its growing global brand, Curio – A Collection by Hilton.

Hilton Worldwide welcomes new hotel to its growing Curio brand

MCLEAN, VA – Hilton Worldwide today welcomed The Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill to its growing global brand, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. Selected for its strong connection to the community and tradition of excellence among guests, The Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill offers travelers the local discovery and authentic travel experiences at the core of the Curio brand.

“The local charm and intimate feel of The Franklin is exactly what we’re seeking when hand-picking new members of our Curio collection,” said Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton. “The hotel is already a favorite among travelers to the area. Through the Curio brand partnership, we intend to preserve what makes The Franklin so unique while also offering new opportunities for both the hotel owners and guests through the assurance of the Hilton name, and the benefits of our invaluable HHonors loyalty program.”

On historic Franklin Street, right in the heart of downtown, The Franklin Hotel Chapel Hill marries classic European-inspired architecture and modern furnishings with personalized hospitality. Exceptional guest rooms feature furnished terraces overlooking downtown, while inside an extensive pillow menu and Egyptian cotton linens ensure a restful night’s sleep. In addition to 60 standard guest rooms, the hotel has two presidential suites and five executive suites for those seeking even more space and luxury. Taking the extra step to anticipate and fulfill guests’ needs, a stay at The Franklin includes complimentary parking, breakfast and Wi-Fi. Future guests can also expect exciting updates to the hotel’s public spaces, which are slated to take place throughout 2015.

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“Our guests love the uncommonly personalized attention that we deliver upon each visit,” said Jay Patel, co-owner, Wintergreen Hospitality and The Franklin Hotel. “Joining Curio—which by definition maintains the independent feel of each of its hotels—allows us to bring this unique and proactive form of hospitality to an even wider audience thanks to reach of the Hilton name.”

Just 25-minutes from the airport by car, The Franklin is adjacent to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is walking distance to many top restaurants, businesses and attractions, including Ackland Museum, Morehead Planetarium, Dean Smith Center, Research Triangle Park and Cat’s Cradle.

The hotel is home to two dining options. For complimentary breakfast, guests congregate on the second floor at Windows, which serves cooked-to-order favorites in addition to a hot and cold buffet. Roberts, a bistro-lounge with the only covered outdoor seating on Franklin Street, offers a savory selection of burgers, sandwiches, salads, flatbread pizzas and desserts. Diners enjoy weekly live music performances and Wi-Fi throughout the restaurant. For private events, 3,000 square feet of flexible banquet and meeting space is available including a Grand Terrace ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows.

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