April 12, 2011 |
Sam Nazarian has sealed his reputation as Los Angeles' King of the Night. SBE, his Los Angeles hospitality group, which owns the Bazaar by Jose Andres, Hyde Lounge, Gladstone's and the Redbury and SLS hotels, has acquired its largest Los Angeles night-life competitor. The purchase of privately held Syndicate Hospitality nearly doubles SBE's night-life holdings, making Nazarian the most powerful operator of clubs on the West Coast, with 12 venues. Nazarian adds MyStudio, MyHouse, Eden and Crimson/Opera, all based in Hollywood, to a portfolio that includes popular venues such as the Colony, Industry and the Abbey.
June 1, 2006 |
IN the conference room of Sam Nazarian's West Hollywood offices sits a poster board map of Hollywood and environs. Dotted with the names of past, present and future hotspots such as the Meridien, Katsuya, Hyde, the Abbey, Shelter, Privilege and Prey, it looks like a Sunset Strip board game -- with the room's occupants commanding the bulk of the properties. "They're definitely the great Monopoly players right now," former Roosevelt Hotel nightlife matron Amanda Scheer Demme says.
January 8, 2014 |
Burgeoning hotel and nightclub owner SBE will replace venerable entertainment industry chronicler Variety as the top tenant in a well-known Wilshire Boulevard office high-rise in Los Angeles. SBE, founded by Los Angeles night-life impresario Sam Nazarian, has agreed to lease the top two floors of 5900 Wilshire, where the bright red Variety sign atop the build was visible for miles. The Variety sign was removed in November and will be replaced with an SBE sign by spring, landlord Ratkovich Co. said.
January 2, 2014 |
A $140-million apartment and retail complex in Hollywood will get a shot of glamour from Los Angeles nightclub impresario Sam Nazarian. Nazarian, who also operates a string of trendy hotels and restaurants known for their playful, over-the-top decor, hopes to make the Camden seem like a cross between a resort and an upscale apartment community. Residents will share stylishly crafted common areas in the building and have special VIP access to other Nazarian-operated properties, such as the Colony nightclub and Katsuya restaurant.
June 16, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - He's the biggest nightclub owner in Los Angeles, the man whose Hyde Lounge and Shelter became prime hunting grounds for the paparazzi. He's been photographed cozying up with Paris Hilton, Kristin Cavallari and Sofia Vergara. When HBO's "Entourage" needed a club owner, he got the part - playing himself. Now Sam Nazarian is moving to shed his party boy image and become a Vegas mogul, hoping to parlay his success in L.A.'s fiercely competitive club scene into the cutthroat world of casinos.
July 15, 2010 |
Gladstone's Malibu, the iconic 33-year-old seafood restaurant that lays claim to 700 feet of prime beachfront real estate where the river of traffic on Sunset Boulevard flows into the estuary of the Pacific Coast Highway, had been having a bad decade, or two. If it was going to weather the twin storms of recession and the wrath of Yelp, it was going to need an extreme restaurant makeover. But the fact that it would be saved by Sam Nazarian — one of Hollywood's most glittering night-life players — made for a particularly interesting rebirth.