Hotel California, California Rehabilitation Center

Norco, CA

Market: Health Care

Client

Kitchell

Completion

2007
Hotel California, California Rehabilitation Center
Hotel California, California Rehabilitation Center
Hotel California, California Rehabilitation Center

Immortalized by the Eagles as Hotel California, the former resort is the namesake for the song and the rehabilitation facility where the lead singer wrote the lyrics during his treatment there. Constructed in the 1920s as the Norconian Resort, the hotel was converted into a Naval hospital during World War II.  In 1962, the state received the property and opened the California Rehabilitation Center. After years of extensive water damage and general neglect, Hotel California experienced significant deterioration.  To help the state respond to a federal decision condemning the facility, SGH worked with the Department of Corrections and Kitchell CEM to perform a condition survey of the historic structure and assess its earthquake risks.