Paladin Equity’s 118-Hotel in Ontario Moved Forward by Planning Commission

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By Catherine Sweeney

A proposed plan for a 118-room Everhome Suites Hotel has taken another step forward. In a meeting held last week, the Ontario Planning Commission voted to move forward a development plan for the project and ultimately recommend the city council approve it. The Choice Hotels-branded project is being developed by Los Angeles-based Paladin Equity Capital and will also include a drive-thru restaurant. 

“We have a deep relationship with Choice Hotels which has awarded us the exclusive right to build the Everhome Suites brand in LA, Riverside and San Bernardino counties,” said Philip Powers, partner at Paladin Equity. “…The Everhome brand is the latest brand of Choice Hotels, its their top-of-the-line brand and it represents the culmination of years of experience by Choice Hotels. As a result, we feel that it really addresses the primary needs of extended-stay guests better than any other brand, so we’re very excited about it.”

The project site is located at 1820 E G Street on 3.41 acres and would consist of a three-story hotel building totaling 57,664 square feet. Also onsite would be a 2,930 square foot drive-thru retail building that will be occupied by Chick-Fil-A. 

The hotel will also provide various amenity spaces, including 1,770 square feet of multi-purpose meeting spaces, a guest lounge, fitness room and marketplace. The project will also offer 101 hotel parking spaces and 43 retail parking spaces, according to public planning documents. 

The project would be situated just north of the Ontario International Airport and within close proximity to the Ontario Convention Center. Various hotels surround the site, including the Doubletree by Hilton Ontario International Airport and the Residence Inn by Marriott Ontario Airport. In addition, the site sits proximate to Interstate 10, providing easy access to the rest of the region.

In December 2022, the project appeared before Ontario’s Development Advisory Board, at which time it was recommended for the Planning Commission to approve the project. 

Previously in December 2022, the Development Advisory Board recommended approval of the project to the planning commission. However, a letter of opposition was received by the Planning Department and the project was moved to a follow-up meeting in January. 

That letter came from the Southwest Mountain States Regional Council of Carpenters, a labor union representing 63,000 union carpenters in 10 states, and expressed various concerns about the environmental impact of the project. However, it was ultimately moved forward. 

Paladin Equity is a full-service real estate investment and development company. Since 2017, the company has developed a number of housing and hospitality developments. The firm also manages approximately 250,000 square feet, or about $300 million worth of assets. The company has recently completed work on its Everhome Suites in Corona. Located at 1961 Foothill Parkway, the hotel includes 98 guest rooms and features full size kitchens, laundry services, a fitness center and onsite marketplace.