This past weekend, the Shade Hotel officially opened its doors on the Redondo Beach waterfront. The luxury boutique inn, a central component to the revitalization of the Redondo Beach pier, is a 34,000-square-foot structure featuring 54 guest rooms and event space capable of accommodating up to 250 guestst. Owing to its location on the waterfront, Shade’s event space opens onto an outdoor patio. A ceremony was attended by retired Los Angeles Rams Rosey Grier, Dennis Harrah, Nolan Cromwell and LeRoy Irvin, as well as a number of other players and staff members.
Last week, the Redondo Beach City Planning Department released a final environmental impact report detailing plans for a dramatic makeover of the city’s waterfront. The proposed $300-million development from real estate firm CenterCal Properties reimagines approximately 36 acres of land surrounding the Redondo Beach Pier as a waterfront village, featuring more than 500,000 square feet of recreational and commercial facilities. The northern half of the project site, currently an expansive parking lot with several small restaurants, would be developed with new commercial buildings featuring a specialty theater, a public market and creative office space.
Two years ago, developer TRCF Redondo, LLC opened a pair of mid-range hotels adjacent to the San Diego Freeway. That duo will soon become a trio. The Utah-based firm is now in the midst of construction on a third hotel on the property, which is located between Marine and Inglewood Avenues, adjacent to the Green Line’s Redondo Beach Station. Plans call for a 180-key Homewood Suites by Hilton, which would also include a park and a small amount of meeting space.
If you’ve ever wanted to stay at a 405 adjacent hotel built over a defunct miniature golf course, you may get your chance within the next year. According to the Daily Breeze, TRCF Development broke ground on a two hotel development at Marine Avenue back in Spring. As of today, construction is up to the fourth floor on both buildings. Scheduled to open in 2014, the project will create a 147 room Hilton Garden Inn and a 172 room Marriott Residence Inn.
Nine months after we last stopped by, Redondo Beach’s new Marine Avenue hotels are open for business. Consisting of a 147-room Hilton Garden Inn and a 172-room Marriott Residence Inn, the low-rise structures were developed by TRCF Redondo, a Utah-based limited liability corporation. Designed by the Denver-based Allred Architectural Group, the project occupies the former site of miniature golf course, and lies directly in-between the 405 Freeway and the Harbor Subdivision rail right-of-way.