San Jose-The owner of a hotel in downtown San Jose proposed to expand the hotel and develop dozens of apartments in adjacent locations.
According to preliminary investigations, the Clariana Hotel at the corner of East Santa Clara Street and South Third Street in downtown San Jose can be expanded. The residential unit will be developed on a plot facing South Fourth Street next to the hotel and submitted to urban planners. proposal.
“We are not entirely sure when the extension of the hotel will be developed, but we are sure that more housing is needed in the area,” said Tina Phan, the main owner of the hotel property and adjacent plots.
Phan said that the residential portion of the proposal may include a seven-story building with 36 apartment units.
Pan said the apartment will be a unit for sale, not a rental unit. City documents show that the size of the apartments range from approximately 1,030 square feet to approximately 1,155 square feet.
“People need a place to live and be able to work from home,” Phan said.
The existing 44-room hotel can be expanded with approximately 30 rooms.
“We are not sure about the future of the hotel expansion,” Phan said. “It depends on the demand for hotel rooms.”
In addition to the potential expansion of apartments and hotels, Phan also plans to develop a variety of facilities for the property. Both hotel guests and future owners of apartments can use these facilities.
“We have some preliminary plans for the restaurant, swimming pool and large courtyard on the first floor,” Pan said.
The coronavirus outbreak has destroyed the global and local accommodation and tourism industries. The Clariana Hotel is no exception.
“The hotel has been empty for almost a year,” Pan said. “When the coronavirus started, the demand disappeared.”
She estimates that for most of 2020, the occupancy rate will drop to single digits.
So far this year, the situation has improved. Weekends are busier, but weekdays are still a problem for the hotel.
“They may come here on weekends to participate in football matches or other sports events, or travel,” Pan said.
However, business travel has not yet rebounded, and this problem will persist because the offices in downtown San Jose are largely unoccupied. In addition, the conference center must be fully expanded again.
“More offices must be reopened,” Pan said. “Meeting business must pick up.”