Manhattan Beach, Calif. (November 16, 2016) – Michael Zislis, president of Manhattan Beach-based Zislis Group which operates Shade Hotels, announced that hotel industry veteran Jeff Modaff has been selected to serve as General Manager of the esteemed Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach.
Modaff brings over 15 years of well-rounded hotel management expertise to his new position, which includes nine years of executive experience with award winning properties. As the Housekeeping Operations Manager and Guest Services Manager of the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, he assisted in the completion of their $90 million renovation project which earned the property the revered AAA 5th Diamond Award. He most recently served as Director of Rooms & Engineering at the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa, a prestigious Forbes 4-star award winner since 2009, which he maintained throughout his tenure at the hotel.
“In our search for a new General Manager, we placed diverse, high quality, luxury experience at the top of our list of criteria for this role and Jeff possessed all the qualities that we were searching for,” said Zislis. “Shade Hotel guests are accustomed to luxury and first class hospitality when visiting our properties and Jeff’s dedication to service, his positive energy and innovative outlook, are the perfect fit for the Shade Brand.”
Modaff, an Orange County native, moved to Ventura county in the late 1990’s where he began his career in hospitality and discovered his passion for the hotel industry. Inspired by the connection with guests and facilitating the utmost pleasurable experience, Jeff quickly rose through the ranks of management, which ultimately led him to the Shade Hotel.
“It is great to be back in Southern California and continue my career as a part of the Shade family,” said Modaff. “For a decade, Shade Manhattan Beach has served as the quintessential luxury Southern California destination and I look forward to the opportunity to enhance the Shade experience for our guests.”
Shade Hotel is located at 1221 N. Valley Drive in Manhattan Beach. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit www.mb.shadehotel.com or call (310) 546-4995.