Shade Hotel In Redondo Beach Breaks Ground

Designed by Ware Malcomb

Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm based in Southern California, recently announced that construction has begun on Shade, a new luxury boutique hotel located at 655 North Harbor Drive in Redondo Beach, Calif. Ware Malcomb provided architectural and civil engineering services for the project, which is expected to be complete in early 2015.

Developed by owner and restaurateur Michael Zislis, this will be Shade’s second location in one of California’s premier beach communities. The original Shade in Manhattan Beach, Calif. is that city’s only luxury boutique hotel and is listed by Cond√© Nast Traveler as the #6 reason to visit LA.

In addition to 54 guest rooms, the new Shade hotel includes a library, meeting room and roof deck pool. A separate event building features a lounge, ballroom and roof deck event space.

“It is always an exciting challenge to create a new destination that lives up to the extraordinary reputation of its predecessor while also establishing a distinct presence in its own right,” said Tom Myers, Principal, Commercial Architecture for Ware Malcomb’s Irvine, Calif. headquarters office. “Shade’s Redondo Beach hotel is designed to be a coastal oasis for guests, while also providing a variety of stunning event venues.”

The project consists of a three-story, 50,700 square foot, 54-room hotel and a separate three-story, 11,600 square foot event building. Both buildings are wood framed with a smooth plaster finish and frosted glass railings throughout. The design incorporates a number of Shade signature features including whale-bone fins and high sloping roof elements with stainless steel fascias, as well as a granite entry portal to the hotel.

The General Contract for the project is Summit DCK.

Ware Malcomb offers planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. The firm has 15 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama. For more information, visit

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