Where once a four-story windmill stood, two four-story hotels will soon rise. Construction on a Marriott Residence Inn and a Hilton Garden Inn are set to start this year on the site of the former Malibu Castle mini-golf course; the Redondo Beach City Council approved a development agreement last week, notes The Beach Reporter. The hotels will together take up five acres of land on Marine Avenue, near a Green Line station, and hold about 320 rooms in two new four-story buildings. Costing about $60 million, the project will be entitled to some city assistance should it need it (the reserve money will come from taxes the hotels generate). The city is happy to see the project get moving after a failed attempt two years ago, and because the current site recently served as a homeless encampment. Redondo Beach is also getting a new hotel at King Harbor. If you're wondering who will fill all these rooms, the Marriott and Hilton will apparently house workers in the aerospace industry.
· Redondo Beach sees hotel construction boom [The Beach Reporter]
· Redondo's Mini-Golf Homeless Camp Cleared For Two Hotels [Curbed LA]