SAN JOSE – The owner of a downtown San José hotel has proposed an expansion of the hotel and the development of dozens of condominiums on an adjacent site.
The Clariana Hotel, located on the corner of East Santa Clara Street and South Third Street in downtown San Jose, could be expanded and residential units would be developed adjacent to the hotel on a plot overlooking South Fourth Street, according to a very preliminary. proposal on file to town planners.
“We don’t know exactly when we are going to develop the hotel extension, but we are sure this area needs more housing,” said Tina Phan, main owner of the hotel property and the hotel. adjacent plot.
The residential portion of the proposal could consist of a seven-story building with 36 condominium units, Phan said.
The condos would be units for sale, not for rent, Phan said. The size of the condominiums would vary from about 1,030 square feet to about 1,155 square feet, according to city documents.
“People need a place to live and be able to work from home,” Phan said.
The existing 44-room hotel could be extended with an extension of approximately 30 rooms.
“We are not sure about the future of the hotel extension,” Phan said. “It depends on the demand for hotel rooms.
In addition to the condominiums and potential hotel expansion, Phan is planning the development of several amenities for the property. The amenities would be available to both hotel guests and future owners of the condominiums.
“We have preliminary plans for a downstairs restaurant, swimming pool and large courtyard,” Phan said.
The coronavirus outbreak has devastated the accommodation and travel industries, both globally and locally. The Clariana hotel was no exception.
“The hotel was almost empty for a year,” Phan said. “When the coronavirus started, the demand disappeared. “
The occupation fell to single digits for much of 2020, she estimated.
So far this year things have improved somewhat. Weekends are busier, but weekdays are still a struggle for the hotel.
“They could come here on weekends for soccer games or other sporting events, or for travel,” Phan said.
Business travel, however, has yet to rebound, an issue that will persist as offices remain largely unoccupied in downtown San Jose. In addition, the convention center must resume its full development.
“More offices need to reopen,” Phan said. “The convention market must pick up. “