It’s becoming a trend: Developers seeking Arlington County Board approval to turn apartment units into hotel rooms as their projects are rented up.
The latest to make the request is the developer of the 365-unit Centro project in the 900 block of South George Mason Drive, who are seeking to use 160 of the units as hotel space for up to two years.
At the end of the two-year period, all units would revert to residential.
As has been the case in several other recent projects, the developer plans to partner with WhyHotel, which operates “pop-up” hotel space while apartment-complex owners work to find residents for all units.
A hearing on the matter is slated for the County Board’s Feb. 26 meeting.