Shade Hotel Redondo Beach in California to open in October, only months after flood

Posted in News on 15 September, 2016

Months after hitting a major setback when a flood ruined more than half of its guest rooms, the Shade Hotel Redondo Beach is set to open in October. The first luxury boutique hotel in Redondo Beach, California sits just 6.5 miles from LAX. Right on the waterfront, Shade offers guests sweeping views of the Pacific coastline from Palos Verdes to Malibu. Nestled in the heart of the South Bay, Shade Hotel is pleasingly situated between the King Harbor Marina and the bicycle strand.

Five years and $22 million in the making, the three-story hotel at 655 N. Harbor Drive is taking reservations and putting the finishing touches on 54 marina-view rooms ahead of a preopening bash and L.A.

There will be a grand opening with a party to celebrate in November. The Rams party is the first event in a phased opening announced this week by hotelier and restaurateur Michael Zislis, who built his first Shade Hotel to high acclaim in Manhattan Beach more than a decade ago.

Zislis said the March flood that ruined 28 nearly ready rooms delayed his opening by three months, resulting in lost summer revenue and $1 million worth of damage.

Although a burst pipe initially was suspected, Zislis later learned the flood was caused by a hose in the rooftop pool that was unknowingly left running for days after contractors tested the water on each floor. It was only discovered by a passer-by who noticed water cascading from a third-story balcony.

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