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‘The SLO’ hotel beginning to rise at Chinatown development

Ironworkers walk concrete reinforcing bar to the Chinatown project between Monterey and Palm Streets in San Luis Obispo.
Ironworkers walk concrete reinforcing bar to the Chinatown project between Monterey and Palm Streets in San Luis Obispo. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

Work is proceeding on the hotel being built on Palm Street as part of the Chinatown development in downtown San Luis Obispo.

The 78-room Hotel San Luis Obispo — dubbed The SLO for short — is the centerpiece of the Copeland Properties’ project that began with the mixed-use buildings on Monterey Street. Stores like H&M and Williams-Sonoma opened late last year.

The hotel, to be operated by the Piazza Hospitality, will be connected to the apartments, retail and office spaces by a pedestrian plaza at the center of the project.

It is slated to open in fall 2018.

The Chinatown development was approved by the city in 2009 after years of debate over its design and height. It was stalled by the recession and didn’t break ground until 2015.

Correction: This story has been updated to correct the number of rooms in the hotel and the name of the company.

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A rendering of The SLO hotel shows the property’s entrance on Palm Street. a.bautista

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