What we do

Zislis Group is a talented group of inspirational people who strive every day to be the best in the industry by providing unparalleled food, drink, accommodations, atmospheres and above all else, hospitality. Each property serviced by Zislis Group is held to those same standards. Inspirational leadership motivates team members to make each and every guest feel special and welcomed by creating warm connections and memorable experiences. Staff is treated the way we expect them to treat our guests. We are not just a team, but also a family, dedicated to providing the ultimate experience, and we have fun doing it.


Owner, Michael Zislis, a native of Palos Verdes, California, was only 13 years old when he brewed his first beer for a science experiment at school. By the time he was an economics major at the University of Southern California, he was a master brewer. Possessing an insatiable entrepreneurial spirit, Zislis opened a brewery fabrication company and started building breweries all over the world. Zislis parlayed his brewing experience into opening several successful restaurants, including Brewco, Rock & Brews, and Rock'n Fish. In 2004, Zislis opened Shade Hotel. Listed as Conde Nast Traveler's #6 reason to visit Los Angeles, the wildly successful luxury boutique hotel also landed on the prestigious publication's Hot List for 2007, one of only 19 U.S. properties named. Always hungry for new adventures, in October 2016, we opened a second Shade Hotel location just down the coast in Redondo Beach.


Zislis Group is committed to supporting local charities and schools. Michael Zislis sits on the board of Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He says, "Part of our culture at Zislis Group is to give back to the community that has given us so much." Zislis Group is a proud sponsor of Tour De Pier, Walk with Sally, Children's Hospital Los Angeles & Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, to name a few.

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