sbe Thankful: Why We’re Grateful This Season

November 27, 2014
Written by: Yasha Wallin

Tis the season to give thanks, especially today on Thanksgiving. That’s why we asked our sbe family what they’re grateful for this season and shared their answers below. Drop us a line or Tweet us what you’re thankful for, and spread the holiday spirit.

“Thankful for the opportunity to work for a company with such amazing people who curate and deliver unbelievable experiences and happiness to our clients!​”
– Sam Bakhshandehpour, sbe President

“I am thankful for my three amazing sons, wonderful family and friends! I am also grateful to be a part of such an amazing sbe FAMILY!”
– Arash Azarbarzin, President sbe Hotel Group

“Pizza. I am thankful for pizza.”
– Lauren Roxborough, Integrated Marketing Manager, Hotels

“I’m thankful for technology. Because even though there’s a continent between me and my family and friends, we can call, text, FaceTime, email, and the distance feels that much more manageable.”
– Foujan Volk, Director of Social and Mobile Strategy

“I’m thankful for my family, health and friends.”
– Lena Elfmont, Assistant Director of VIP Services

“I’m thankful for the beautiful, sunny LA weather!”
– Nicole Rubino, Executive Assistant to Sam Bakhshandehpour

“I’m thankful for the friends and family that I am able to stay in contact with even across the country, and for FaceTime to bring them that much closer.”
– Bryan Terzi, Regional Director of Marketing

“Acrylic nails and spray tans.”
– Natalie Fletes, Executive Assistant to Costas Charalambous

“I’m thankful every day for my  husband, baby girl in my tummy and my family and friends. Very blessed!”
– Elizabeth Tejeda Gomez, Human Resources Coordinator

“I’m thankful to work for such a great company, with such great people. We have such a great culture, and I enjoy coming to work each and every day.”
– Kevin Glass, Director of Hotel Operations, SLS Las Vegas

“Thankful for the wonderful company I work for and the colleagues that, over the years, have become family to me! I am also very grateful for my immediate family and their continual love and support.”
– Catalina McFadin, EA to Deirdre McCready

“I am thankful for my amazing family, precious, sweetest, smartest puppy (Lux), friends and great co-workers!”
– Julia, VIP Representative

“I am thankful for my supportive family, the friends who have become family, and the co-workers who have become friends.”
– Lauren Phillips, VIP Representative

“I am thankful for a wonderful family, a BEAUTIFUL baby boy, and fabulous co-workers.”
– Chloe Linder, Front Office VIP Manager

“This Thanksgiving I am so, so thankful for being blessed to spend another Thanksgiving Holiday with my father who had a stroke last year. God is good! Oh and I am also very thankful for not being a turkey, haha!”
– Nicole Johnson, VIP Services, SLS Las Vegas

“Thankful and blessed for another year to be with my family, and blessed to be part of this amazing sbe company.”
– Victor Escalera, Assistant Director of Stewarding