Founded in 2002, SBE is an American hospitality, real estate and entertainment company. Led by Founder, Chairman and CEO Sam Nazarian, the company owns hotels, restaurants, nightlife and real estate groups. SBEs partners include designer Philippe Starck, photographer Matthew Rolston, and chefs José Andrés, Katsuya Uechi and Danny Elmaleh. In 2014, SBE agreed to lease the top two floors of 5900 Wilshire, a skyscraper in Los Angeles, California. In May 2016, SBE acquired Morgans Hotel Group which owns or operates 13 boutique hotels, including New York’s Hudson, the Mondrian in Los Angeles and the Delano in Miami Beach. SBE will now own or operate 20 hotels, including properties under the flagship SLS brand.