Older hotels built before 1978 are knocking down walls, combining two hotel rooms, and making their units two-room or even three-room suites. My understanding has been that single hotel rooms are considered zero-bedroom dwellings. Does the RRP Rule apply when one-room units are converted to two-room suites?
Yes. A renovation performed for the purpose of converting a building, or part of a building, into target housing or a child-occupied facility is a renovation for purposes of the RRP Rule.
Hotel suites that provide a sleeping area that is separate from the living area are covered by the RRP Rule because they are not zero-bedroom dwellings. A zero-bedroom dwelling is a residential dwelling in which the living area is not separated from the sleeping area. The term includes efficiencies, studio apartments, dormitory housing, military barracks, and rentals of individual rooms in residential dwellings.