Celebrate a new tradition?Experience Chapel Hill, as you never have before.Come and discover The Franklin Hotel, a premiere luxury boutique hotel on Franklin Street in the heart of historic downtown Chapel Hill, opening Fall 2006. The new hotel offers luxury, convenience and unsurpassed attention to detail and personalized service with a gracious and dedicated expert staff. Centrally located at 311 West Franklin Street, The Franklin Hotel is just steps away from the campus of the University of Carolina, Kenan Memorial Stadium, Dean E. Smith Center, Memorial Hall, Morehead Planetarium, fine restaurants, museums, art galleries, theaters and boutiques, and is convenient to I-40, Raleigh Durham Airport, Research Triangle Park, Durham and Hillsborough. Simple elegance with a distinctive classic style in a warm, inviting atmosphere, the upscale hotel features 67 beautifully appointed guestrooms including 7 luxury penthouse suites. The comfortable guestrooms feature expansive high ceilings and either double glass doors that open on to private furnished patio balconies, or large dome windows, both filling the room with beautiful natural light and offering lovely panoramic views of Franklin Street, downtown Chapel Hill and beyond. The elegant guestrooms offer many of the finest modern amenities and secure comforts featuring King or Double Queen luxury pillow-top beds adorned with the finest linens, executive writing desks with speaker and portable phones, private phone number, voicemail, data port and complimentary high speed wireless internet access for a comfortable working environment in-room distributed audio with local source connections for Ipod with high fidelity sound, 32? wall-mounted LCD HD TV with 145 channels, refrigerator, nightly turndown service, room service, in-room vanity with make-up mirror, luxurious bath amenities and bathrobe, hairdryer, complimentary morning newspaper, guest-controlled safe and valet/laundry service. Unwind and renew with luxurious spa services offered in the privacy and comfort of your guestroom. Guests can also relax in the third floor atrium lobby enjoying stunning views of the sky window above. The fifth floor penthouse, a private keyed entry floor, features luxury penthouse suites with private furnished patio balconies and exquisite views. These spacious VIP suites are also well suited for private receptions, meetings and retreats. Penthouse guests can also relax in the penthouse commons living area with stunning atrium view of the sky window above. Romantic deluxe eight-foot Euro showers for two with body sprays are also offered in select penthouse suites. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast menu at Windows Restaurant amidst expansive views of historic Franklin Street or relax and unwind in the perfect setting at Robert?s At The Franklin lobby bar and patio with charming sidewalk views, jazz piano and cozy fireplace. The hotel features a fully equipped executive business center and fitness center, concierge services, on-site/valet parking and more than 2300 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, with state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities including recessed screens and mobile projection systems, and will comfortably accommodate functions for 15 to 240 guests. We look forward to welcoming you to an extraordinary experience at The Franklin Hotel.