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A Global Lifestyle Hospitality Company

A global tribe of individuals, partners and progressives, devoted to creating extraordinary experiences for our community throughout our proprietary brands—we are sbe.

Visionaries at the forefront of hospitality, cuisine, design, residences and entertainment, our lifestyle moments are forged with highly-curated and passionate service.

We are committed to authenticity, sophistication, mastery and innovation.



As the founder and CEO, Sam Nazarian leads sbe and each division in innovative and revolutionary redevelopment of real estate, asset management, partnership, entrepreneurial experience, service, standards, guest management, employee development, and superior hospitality operations, which is the embodiment of sbe. 


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.

Disruptive Group

A subsidiary company of sbe, Disruptive Restaurant Group  incubates and operates globally renowned culinary brands. The company's critically-acclaimed restaurants include Katsuya, Cleo, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Hyde Kitchen + Cocktails, and Umami

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sbe regularly receives critical acclaim and rave reviews in some of the country’s most widely read publications, such as The New York TimesWall Street JournalConde Nast Traveler and more. For press inquiries related to sbe Corporate, Hotels, Restaurants, Nightlife and Events, please contact [email protected] or call (323) 655-8000.

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ACCOR Live Limitless


sbe Hotels has partnered with ACCOR to bring you ALL - Accor Live Limitless. This one-of-a-kind loyalty program offers hotels, restaurants, spectacular destinations—and unforgettable experiences.

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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.

Culinary Collaborators

Martin Heierling

Martin leads sbe and Disruptive Group’s culinary strategy across its current brand portfolio, overseeing collaboration with sbe’s concept chefs and more than 100 venues globally, including over 20 Umami Burgers.

Katsuya Uechi

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.

Jose Icardi

Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Chef Icardi received his degree in international cuisine from IAG. In 2001, he was recruited to work at The Loews Miami Beach Hotel under Master Chef of France, Chef Marc Elher, where he garnered 4 Diamonds in the first year. He's subsequently worked as Executive Chef at sbe's Katsuya Restaurant at SLS South Beach. In 2015, Icardi expanded his culinary role with sbe as Executive Chef of The Restaurant at The Raleigh. He then created Leynia at the iconic Delano South Beach, where he served as Executive Chef, bringing forth imaginative Argentinian fusion cuisine. In 2018 Icardi launched Diez y Seis, a Mexican restaurant with a renegade take on classic cuisine. Paying homage to Mexico's culinary contributions, Diez y Seis delivers a twist on the classics, at Shore Club South Beach.

Masharu Morimomto

Chef Morimoto has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his signature style featuring a seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients. 

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Dani Garcia

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.

Dario Cecchini

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.

José Andrés

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.

Design Collaborators

Philippe Starck

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

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

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

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

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.

Piero Lissoni

Italian designer and architect Piero Lissoni is internationally renowned for the design of hotels, residential complexes, corporate headquarters, yachts and lifestyle products.

Avenue Interiors

The team at Avenue Interiors designs beautiful interiors for the world's coolest hotels, including SLS Baha Mar.

Lenny Kravitz

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. 

Design Agency

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. 

Hal Goldstein

Hal Goldstein

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.

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sbe Careers


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.