Shade Hotel, Manhattan Beach, California
Anchoring the Metlox project, Shade is a 40-room, modern luxury boutique hotel with a roof-top pool and bar. The project is organized in two parts: the public lobby, which is oriented towards Metlox Town Square, and a series of private rooms with balconies arranged around an internal courtyard. A large front porch serves as a buffer between the Metlox Town Square and the hotel lobby. Building materials include wood-siding and traditional wood details, characteristic of California’s coastal communities. Other hotel amenities include a conference room, gym, cabana, spa and wine bar.
Size: 21,000 SF
Project Team: Peter Tolkin
Engineers: Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers (Structural), Guthrie & Associates (Mechanical / Plumbing), Empire 3 (Electrical)
General Contractor: Fred Morris Construction
Photographer: Peter Tolkin, Grant Mudford
2008 Merit Award, American Institute of Architects, Pasadena / Foothill Chapter