Music + Film

On Set with sbe: Best Places to Film From Coast to Coast

September 15, 2016
Written by: Yasha Wallin

Los Angeles and Miami are two of the most popular places to film in the US. With a strong presence in both cities, we’ve got all your filming needs covered from the Atlantic to the Pacific! sbe offers excellent treatment and service for all your movie-making needs, plus benefits like always being onsite, making sure the shoot runs smoothly—from hair and makeup to easy load-in—and we even offer special location rates for rooms and spaces.

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Victoria’s Secret shoot at SLS Beverly Hills with Behati Prinsloo

Los Angeles

Ever since the 1920s, Hollywood has been the film capital of the World. Los Angeles locations have made countless appearances in films and television episodes. sbe’s many venues throughout the greater Los Angeles area make for the perfect filming locations.

  • Hollywood Blvd. is one of the most iconic places in Los Angeles, with classic films like “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Hancock,” and “Taken” shot here. At The Redbury Hollywood, you’ll be in a prime location to take advantage of this history, sitting right on Hollywood and Vine. At the hotel you can rent out the entire terrace—overlooking the Boulevard—plus the lounge and surrounding rooms. That’s not to mention it’s easy to access, full garage making The Redbury the best location for that classic Hollywood glamour.
  • Hollywood Blvd. may be a movie industry staple, but nothing screams LA like Beverly Hills—starring in so many TV shows and movies. The SLS Beverly Hills offers a Sleek Lifestyle Shoot space with a modern, playful touch and a location ideal for press junkets, suites that can fit 15-20 people perfect for daytime interviews and shoots within the suites and The Bazaar.
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Shark Tank’s Daymond John in the SLS Beverly Hills’ Cornelius Room

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Rhapsody Magazine cover story shot at SLS Beverly Hills

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The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson interviewed at Doheny Room

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Behind the scenes with Nick Jonas at Doheny Room

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Jaime Pressly prepping for a photo shoot at The Redbury Hollywood


With the beaches, sunshine year-round, a film-friendly attitude and a ton of new hotels, you can’t go wrong in Miami, AKA the new “East Hollywood.” The city and its surrounding beaches are home to more than 2,000 motion picture and video businesses, 200 production companies, 20 sound stages and 130 post-production facilities. That’s why Miami has made cameos in countless movies such as “Dexter,” “Birdcage,” “Caddyshack,” “Marley and Me,” and “Scarface,” and shows like “Bloodline,” “Ballers,” and “Baywatch” were all filmed here.

  • With the SLS South Beach, The Raleigh Miami Beach, and The Redbury South Beach, sbe offers a modern, art deco style and classic boutique feel that can’t be paralleled. sbe locations are perfect for press junkets, talent holdings, and interviews. Also…word on the street is a new HBO series just filmed at The Raleigh Miami Beach!
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The Rock from HBO’s Ballers at The Raleigh Hotel

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Blogger Amanda del Duca at SLS South Beach