This is our largest event room, and is as perfect for professional meetings as it is for social gatherings. It’s not your everyday meeting room, hidden away in an obscure corner of the hotel. No, we’ve located this space front and center to overlook Franklin Street through grand, floor-to-ceiling windows.
That brightens every event at The Franklin — keeping your guests alive to the weather and downtown Chapel Hill neighborhood outside while setting off the spirit and purpose of your gathering.
Whether it’s a business conference or a wedding reception, our joy is to make every guest at your event feel like you’ve welcomed them into your own home. And when you’re home, you can go right upstairs to your room at the end of the day without having to get in your car and drive to a different location.
This is where we serve up a hot, cooked to order breakfast for all our guests every morning. And if you’re an overnight guest in one of our hotel rooms, it’s already included in your rate! You can enjoy this breakfast anytime between 6 – 10 am during the week. For you Gen Y folks that might like to sleep in, you can come down as late as 11 am on Saturdays and Sundays and still enjoy anything from our menu.
After breakfast, we can reconfigure this room for almost any purpose you can imagine. Connect with our sales team so we can start brainstorming the possibilities with you.
Whatever your taste, we’ve got you covered in our tranquil lounge where you can eat, drink, or just plain relax. From burgers made to order with 100% black angus beef to scratch made flatbread pizzas, you can have a light snack or a fully satisfying meal. And we have almost any spirit you can think of if our selection of beers and wines doesn’t strike your fancy.
Enjoy the sunset on our outdoor patio — the only covered sidewalk cafe on Franklin Street — or cozy up by the fireplace for a front row seat to one of our many live music acts.
Oh yeah, the Wi-Fi is in full effect here too. So you can turn your time in the lounge into a productive experience if you wish.
All guest rooms open up to a three-story central atrium that is quiet like a library and flooded with light — at least on a sunny Carolina day! It’s an area for you to enjoy your morning coffee, meet up to prepare for a meeting or just read the paper if you’re tired of sitting in your room. Who knows who you might run into…
Right off the atrium, our business center offers you a convenient place to print documents, check email, or spread out and get some work done. If it’s more convenient for you to email our front office team your boarding pass instead, we’ll print it ourselves and have it ready for you to pick up in the lobby on your way out.