MICHAEL ZISLIS OWNER "SHADE HOTEL"
A visionary entrepreneur, restaurateur, hotelier and philanthropist, Zislis has captivated consumers with a cavalcade of well-loved and highly successful establishments. He brewed his first beer for a school science experiment when he was 13. By the time he was a student at USC, he was a master brewer. In the late ‘80s, Zislis opened his own brew pub, one of the first in California, Manhattan Beach Brewing Company. Soon after, he opened a second brew pub in nearby Redondo Beach, then more up and down the coast. In 2000, he introduced ROCK’N FISH, a seafood and steakhouse in Manhattan Beach. He has since opened up additional ROCK’N FISH restaurants at L.A. Live and in Laguna Beach. In 2004, Zislis transformed an urban revitalization project in Manhattan Beach into the area’s first and only luxury boutique hotel, Shade, recently named one of the top 25 trendiest hotels in the U.S. By Trip Advisor as well as being listed as Conde Nast Traveler’s #6 reason to visit Los Angeles. In 2007, Zislis opened Mucho Ultima, which immediately became the South Bay’s premiere Mexican restaurant and hottest lounge scene. In 2011, he opened The Strand House restaurant, featuring American cuisine in an environment that is reminiscent of an elegant yet welcoming beach house with stunning ocean views. Zislis is also committed to supporting local charities and schools. Welcome to Shade, Manhattan Beach's only luxury boutique hotel, located 15 minutes from LAX and two blocks from the beach. It's the perfect destination to enjoy a sunny beachside vacation, treat your hardworking staff to a functional business meeting, throw the wedding or event of your dreams, and experience the thriving South Bay surf cities. Condé Nast Traveler listed Shade as the #6 reason to visit LA, and Manhattan Beach as LA's newest hip corner. With its ideal Southern California location, guests can enjoy scenic drives to The Staples Center and downtown LA Live, partake in movie magic back lot tours at Paramount Studios, and see the beautifully expansive Pacific Ocean by walking down to the Manhattan Beach Pier or The Strand. Stemming from owner and restaurateur Michael Zislis' visionary take on personal service, allow our staff to ensure your experience is nothing less than stellar. With upscale dining, shopping, and sightseeing all within a close distance, Shade guarantees you an unforgettable stay.
AL ROKER - "TODAY SHOW" NBC
As a host and weatherman of NBC’s Today Show, along with Ann Curry and Matt Lauer, Al Roker has the undivided attention of the nation (over 32 million viewers per week) every weekday morning as America prepares for work. If anyone’s office is anywhere and everywhere, it’s TV personality Al Roker’s. After all, he’s spent most of his career “on location” while getting the job done! So, when you’re “away” due to unplanned events such as bad weather or a family situation – Al’s got some advice on how to make the most of your time and technology!