Scott Knies

Ugly Hotel Coming to Downtown San Jose?

This is an artist rendering of a Hampton Inn that could become an anchor in San Jose’s downtown. City officials and community stakeholders are not thrilled with the design.

Scott Knies hopes the artist renderings of a Hampton Inn planned for a prime slice of land in downtown San Jose are just placeholders until developers come up with a real design. The executive director of the San Jose Downtown Association saw drawings of the six-story hotel proposed for the corner of Highway 87 and Santa Clara Street for the first time earlier this week. His reaction to the design, to paraphrase: Dear, god, no.

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