SBE is a privately held, lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates hotels, residences, restaurants and nightclubs.
Established in 2002 by Founder and CEO Sam Nazarian, SBE's established and upcoming hotel brands include SLS Hotel & Residences, Delano, Mondrian, Redbury, Hyde Hotel & Residences, Clift, Hudson, Sanderson and St Martins Lane. In addition, SBE has the following international restaurants and lounges: Katsuya, Cleo, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz, Umami Burger, Hyde Lounge and Skybar.
Dakota Development, an international real estate development group, and Disruptive Restaurant Group are subsidiaries of SBE.
In November 2016, SBE acquired Morgans Hotel Group adding 13 boutique hotels to its portfolio, including New York's Hudson, the Mondrian and Delano brands, as well as Morgans Originals. Following the acquisition, SBE owns and operates over 20 hotels, 70 restaurants, and 42 lounges, and shares its headquarters between Los Angeles, New York City, and Miami.
Nazarian retained majority ownership of SBE, and remains its Founder & CEO, leading all day-to-day operations. Although Morgans was a public company, SBE acquired it in a "take-private" transaction, and therefore, SBE continues to be a private company.
SBE's visionary partners include designers Philippe Starck, Yabu Pushelburg, KPF, and Marcel Wanders, photographers David Rockwell and Matthew Rolston, and chefs José Andrés, Katsuya Uechi, Michael Schwartz, musician and actor Lenny Kravitz, and Danny Elmaleh. SBE also has partnerships with certain credits cards and vendors.