The owner of the Shade Hotel in Mahattan Beach (room picture) and numerous other beach cities businesses, Michael Zislis, said he plans to start the clearing and demolition work for his Shade Hotel Redondo this coming fall. The waterfront, boutique hotel has been in the planning stages since 2008 and was on hold until voters passed the harbor zoning initiative Measure G in November 2010.
“Shade Redondo Beach will occupy 1.4 acres of city-owned land at 655 N. Harbor Drive, the site of a former Red Onion Restaurant and, most recently, a night club and bar. Today, the building sits vacant, surrounded by chain link fence.
Once completed, the hotel will feature 45 rooms, a rooftop deck, pool area, lounge and open area for al fresco dining. Solar panels mounted to the roof of the three-story building will provide most of the electricity to the hotel and natural skylights will illuminate the complex during the day, decreasing energy consumption.
Work crews will begin tearing down the current structure on Sept. 1, Zislis said. After that, workers will dig 250 borings 40 feet deep and 8 feet wide for a geo pier system that will stabilize the structure, a process expected to take up to 45 days. Construction of the hotel is expected to begin on Jan. 1 and last up to 14 months.”