FRANKLIN, Tenn.Crain Construction Inc. and Chartwell Hospitality LLC celebrated today the topping out of a new 244-room, eight-story Hilton Hotel in Cool Springs, just off I-65 and Carothers Parkway.

The Hilton Franklin/Cool Springs is on schedule for completion next summer.

Crain Construction is the general contractor for the Hilton that is being developed by Chartwell Hospitality.

“We’ve completed more than 70 projects in Williamson County but this is the first time Chartwell Hospitality and Crain Construction have worked together,” said Michael Rankin, Crain Construction president and CEO. “We take pride in building relationships and structures to last a lifetime and we look forward to future projects with Chartwell.”

Officials from both companies, along with Williamson Inc. representatives, bankers and construction crews gathered to celebrate the milestone of having the highest point of the structure in place.

“Topping out a project is always a great milestone,” said Will Schaedle, Chartwell Hospitality’s vice president of acquisitions and development. “We are impressed with the construction quality of Crain Construction, and their subcontractors, and are now looking forward to the next milestone of opening this great hotel.”

Once completed the Hilton Franklin/Cool Springs will include a two-story parking garage, 5,000 square feet of meeting space, an upscale restaurant and bar, a pool and 1,300-square-foot club lounge open to an outside seating area.

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