The Los Angeles Business Journal recently awarded the 2012 Commercial Real Estate Award for Best Hospitality Project to the beachfront Shore Hotel on Ocean Boulevard in Santa Monica.
The two, four-story buildings of the Shore Hotel feature high-end exterior finishes, such as stainless steel panels, Trespa Meteon façade cladding, and point-supported glass walls. The hotel is expected to achieve LEED Gold after surpassing LEED Silver requirements. San Francisco-based architecture firm Gensler designed the California Modern building, while Santa Monica-based Morley Builders built the hotel while salvaging or recycling 90 percent of construction waste. The building opened to the public in October of 2011.
Morley Builders accepted the award at a ceremony in Santa Monica on February 29.