The Zislis Group has promoted Shaunna McKelvey to general manager at its 38-room, award-winning Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, according to a recent announcement by Michael Zislis, owner.

McKelvey, a 12-year hospitality industry veteran, will oversee all hotel room, events and food and beverage operations at the popular celebrity hideaway.  She previously served as the property’s director of food and beverage.

During the course of her career, McKelvey has worked at Montes Raw Bar and Fine Dining Restaurant in Miami as well as Mango’s Tropical Cantina and Amnesia night club in South Beach. She also held management positions at both Play Lounge and Velvet Lounge in Fort Lauderdale.  She returned to her native Manhattan Beach home in 2007 to work at Shade Hotel where she has served as events coordinator, lounge manager and food and beverage director before reaching the general manager position. McKelvey holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles.

About Shade Hotel
Shade, Manhattan Beach’s premiere luxury boutique hotel, intertwines California beach culture and contemporary sophistication just 15 minutes south of LAX. Merely two blocks from the beach, it is surrounded by thriving upscale dining and shopping destinations in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach. The hotel’s energized yet refined interior was designed by Christopher Lowell, and boasts stainless-steel and natural touches that include river rock, running water and exotic bamboo to encourage an environment of balance, harmony and spiritual well-being. Guests enjoy a refreshing California dining experience at Shade’s incredible indoor and outdoor  Zinc Craft Kitchen or can relax poolside at the rooftop Skydeck bar and pool.  Shade is well known for dream beach weddings and regularly hosts events of a business nature. Shade was named a Travelers’ Choice 2012 from for being one of the top 25 trendiest hotels in the United States.  For more information or to make reservations, visit or call 310-546-4995.