A Global Lifestyle Hospitality Company
sbe is a leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, residences, restaurants and nightclubs. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe is devoted to creating extraordinary experiences throughout its proprietary brands with a commitment to authenticity, sophistication, mastery and innovation. Established in 2002 by Sam Nazarian, and following the acquisition of the pioneer of boutique lifestyle hotels, Morgans Hotel Group in 2016, sbe has grown into an unparalleled global portfolio of lifestyle destinations. Accor, the world-leading augmented hospitality group, fully acquired sbe’s hotel brands in December 2020 after holding a 50% stake in the Company since 2018. This news comes on the heels of Accor’s recent announcement regarding its planned venture with Ennismore, which will see the creation of one of the world’s largest and fastest growing lifestyle operators.
With 28 hotels and over 200 global world-renowned culinary, nightlife and entertainment venues by the end of 2021, the company is uniquely positioned to offer a complete lifestyle experience – from nightlife, food and beverage and entertainment to hotels and residences, as well as its award-winning international real estate development subsidiary, Dakota Development. The company's leading hotel and residential brands include SLS, Delano, Mondrian, Hyde, The House of Originals, The Redbury and internationally acclaimed culinary and nightlife concepts including Katsuya by Chef Katsuya Uechi, Cleo, Fi'lia, Carna and Bottega di Carna by Dario Cecchini, Leynia and Diez y Seis, Hyde, Skybar, Bond, Dandelyan, Blind Spot, Smoke & Mirrors and Privilege. sbe is a registered trademark of sbe Restaurant Group, LLC and is used under license.
In 2002, Sam Nazarian founded sbe to revolutionize the lifestyle hospitality space. With an uncompromising entrepreneurial instinct and personal style, Sam Nazarian has been a transformative force in changing what people expect from contemporary luxury hospitality. He has contributed to defining the future of global lifestyle hospitality, launching award-winning hotels, residences, restaurants and nightclubs.
Dakota Development, our in-house construction and development team, is a subsidiary of sbe that adheres to one very straightforward philosophy:
Collaborate with industry visionaries to create culturally transcendent properties that become a place of community for generations.
Global Partnership Program
sbe works with global fortune 500 companies across automotive, telecommunication, beverage, and financial institutions, to bring the best services and product to our owners and customers.
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Accor, the world-leading augmented hospitality group, fully acquired sbe’s hotel brands in December 2020 after holding a 50% stake in the Company since 2018. With 28 hotels and over 200 global world-renowned culinary, nightlife and entertainment venues by the end of 2021, the company is uniquely positioned to offer a complete lifestyle experience – from nightlife, food and beverage and entertainment to hotels and residences, as well as its award-winning international real estate development subsidiary, Dakota Development.
Each year, sbe continues to receive awards and honors for its outstanding service, imaginative properties, sumptuous cuisine and forward-thinking design. We’ve been recognized by such prestigious organizations as Fodor’s, AAA, Zagat Guide and more.
As one of only four Master Sushi Chefs in Los Angeles, Chef Katsuya Uechi brings over three decades of culinary artistry and restaurant operation experience to sbe. Born in Japan, Uechi operates numerous restaurants including sbe’s highly successful Katsuya brand.
Chef Morimoto has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his signature style featuring a seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients.
Jordanian born, but trained in Italian food under Massimo Bottura’s. Aqel comes from a simple Palestinian family who expressed feelings through food, her curiosity about how to do it professionally was the first step into her culinary arts journey. Sara was blessed to have worked with world class chefs who taught her how to shape her skills and use them in creating unique new stories through her dishes and to see potential in every ingredient in the kitchen.
The chef Dani García is positioned as one of the Andalusian chefs with the greatest international projection to this day. Dani defines himself as an ‘artisan of flavor’ who manages to combine the products of his land together with the techniques and ingredients of the most international cuisine.
Cecchini was born in 1955 in the Tuscan village of Panzano where his father was the butcher, the eighth generation of Cecchini butchers. Dario Cecchini has been dubbed by The New York Times “the world’s best butcher”. He is collaborating with sbe on Carna, a concept that will be renowned for its spectacular steaks, and super-prime beef.
Named as one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People" and awarded “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation, José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, author, and educator.
From lemon squeezers to mega-yachts and electric cars, Philippe Starck’s creations lift people out of the everyday and into a world of whimsical beauty. Starck has designed celebrated hotels in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, London, Rio de Janeiro and Paris.
David Rockwell founded the protean design firm Rockwell Group in 1984. Based in New York City, with offices in Shanghai and Madrid, the studio specializes in a broad range of design disciplines.
Yabu Pushelberg, an international, multidisciplinary design firm with studios in Toronto and New York City, was founded in 1980 by partners George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg.
Anda Andrei is the result of a long aristocracy of architects. With her laser eye for detail, her love of epic challenges and her architectural insights, Anda Andrei has made the world a better-looking place.
Marcel Wanders is a leading product and interior design studio located in the creative capital of Amsterdam, with over 1,900 + iconic product and interior design experiences all around the globe.
Italian designer and architect Piero Lissoni is internationally renowned for the design of hotels, residential complexes, corporate headquarters, yachts and lifestyle products.
The team at Avenue Interiors designs beautiful interiors for the world's coolest hotels, including SLS Baha Mar.
Iconic musician and actor Lenny Kravitz and his team at Kravitz Design Inc. are making a mark on the design world at SLS South Beach. The four-time Grammy winner and Hunger Games star founded Kravitz Design Inc. in 2003.
The DesignAgency is an award-winning studio with a talent for envisioning inspired environments and brands. Their exceptional designs are driven by the collaborative spirit of their studio that values the evolution of unique and functional spaces through innovation and creativity.
NYC-based designer and architect Hal Goldstein’s work embodies emotional as well as practical solutions that are stirring in their counterplay of form, texture, light and space. The firm’s guiding principle of design is creating places that inspire human connection and fulfillment.
WE VIEW HOSPITALITY AS FLUID AND EVER-CHANGING, INFLUENCED BY CULTURE, PREFERENCE AND AN INNATE DESIRE IN US ALL TO ENJOY SOMETHING MEANINGFUL.
With this in mind, we foster a family environment built on values that describe our lifestyle, experiences and how we see the world. This is our model of reality that influences our decisions, how we treat each other, how we take care of our guests and how we create and sustain legendary service.