Marriott hotel set for Cool Springs

120-room, all-suite property planned for lot just south of Galleria

A $7 million, all-suite Marriott hotel is coming to Cool Springs.

General contractor bids are due Friday for a 120-room, 68,794-square-foot Marriott Towneplace Suites at 7153 South Springs Drive in Cool Springs. That site is across the street from the southern parking lots of CoolSprings Galleria and is adjacent to Jonathan's Grille.

A BidClerk filing indicates the project is set to begin early next month and will include guest rooms, a lobby, fitness center, kitchen, offices and swimming pool. Marriott's Towneplace concept is focused on attracting business travelers for longer stays and features suites that can hold up to six guests.

Chattanooga's 3H Group is the developer. The company also developed Nashville's Aloft on West End Avenue and focuses on LEED-certified hospitality projects.