The Board of Supervisors has approved Reston-based Thompson Hospitality’s plan to build a 138-room hotel. The approval on May 15 allows the company to build the five-story hotel next to its office building at Lake Fairfax Business Park.
The company’s two-story headquarters, located at 1741 Business Center Drive, sits on a 4.82-acre property about a mile northeast from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. The future hotel will replace much of the site’s surface parking lot, although 282 spaces will remain to serve both the offices and hotel.
The hotel will accommodate up to 154 guests and 40 employees. It will offer a mix of 122 rooms with king-size beds and 16 rooms with queen-size beds.
The plans also call for an approximately 6,500-square-foot courtyard that will serve hotel guests and office workers. This outdoor space will include features like a plaza, seating, pergola and grilling stations. The courtyard will provide space for a future, 12-dock Capital Bikeshare station. Textured paving will connect the courtyard to Thompson’s office building.
The hotel’s main entrance will face Business Center Drive, and new sidewalks will be built to connect to Business Center Drive, surrounding properties and the W&OD Trail to the south.
The project will help create the local street grid planned for this area in Reston. Along the south side of its property, Thompson will dedicate land for a new street that is ultimately planned to connect Michael Faraday Drive with Business Center Drive.
In addition to making financial contributions for future roads and athletic fields in Reston, Thompson Hospitality pledged to create a paid internship program for at least two high school students in Reston.