The 9 Best sbe Hotels in the World [SLS, Mondrian & More]

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SBE Entertainment Group (known as sbe) is an international collection of hotel brands, restaurants, bars, and lounges with a presence in major nightlife hubs across the planet.

sbe brands, which include hotel brands SLS Hotels & Residences, Mondrian, Delano, The Redbury, Hyde Hotels & Residences, and more, are generally known for offering dining, nightlife, and hospitality services that are second-to-none.

Since the group is relatively small, we’ll explore all of sbe’s brands and give you the inside scoop on the best ones to book — let’s get started!

What Is sbe?

sbe was founded in 2002 by Sam Nazarian and has since expanded to open hotels, residences, restaurants, nightclubs, and more in renowned nightlife hubs including Miami, New York, Dubai, Doha, and Cancún.

The group focuses on delivering luxury hotel and entertainment experiences, including inspiring design elements, modern accommodations, incredible clubs, gastronomic restaurants, chic lounges, and posh spas.

With respect to hotels, sbe is best known for brands like SLS, Delano, and Mondrian. The group also owns and operates internationally known restaurants and lounges including Katsuya, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Umami Burger, and more.

Let’s take a look at how you can use credit cards to maximize stays at sbe properties.

How To Maximize sbe Stays With Credit Cards

Getting extra value from your stay can be as easy as using the right credit card.

Depending on which channel you use to book your stay, you can get discounts, benefits, and more. We’re now going to explore how using the right credit cards can add value, starting with using points for stays at sbe properties.

How To Use Points for sbe Stays

Redeeming ALL – Accor Live Limitless Reward Points

sbe is fully owned by Accor Hotels which allows travelers to earn and redeem ALL – Accor Live Limitless Reward points at sbe properties around the world.

You’ll get a fixed value of €40 (~$47) for every 2,000 Rewards points you redeem. That means each of your Reward points is worth about 2.35 cents.

Hot Tip: The SLS Beverly Hills is owned by Sunrider International and managed by Marriott, which means you can earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points exclusively at this SLS property! 

Redeeming Chase Ultimate Rewards Points

Chase Ultimate Rewards is one of the most attractive rewards currencies in the world. By making purchases on certain Chase credit cards, you will accrue Ultimate Rewards points.

Chase maintains transfer partnerships with some hotel chains that allow travelers to get outsize value when redeeming points, but no such relationship exists with Accor, which is why we recommend using the Chase travel portal to book your stay with points. Depending on which card you have, you can get up to 1.5 cents per point of value!

You’ll get 1.5 cents per point in value from the Chase Sapphire Reserve®, while you’ll get 1.25 cents per point in value from the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and the Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card. Finally, you’ll get a 1 cent per point value from Chase Freedom Flex℠ Credit CardChase Freedom Unlimited®Ink Business Cash® Credit Card, and Ink Business Unlimited® Credit Card.

That means a $1,500 stay will cost as few as 100,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points if you hold the Chase Sapphire Reserve card, while if you have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card, you’d get $1,250 in value from 100,000 points.

Hot Tip: Have the Chase Sapphire Reserve card or Chase Sapphire Preferred card? You can get sbe hotel benefits on paid hotel stays, including your fourth night free, $30 hotel credit, complimentary room upgrade (where available), free continental breakfast, and more!

Redeeming Citi ThankYou Points

The next option to consider is Citi ThankYou Rewards, which offers a flat redemption value for any travel booked through the Citi Travel Center (including flights, hotels, cruises, car rentals, and more).

When you redeem Citi ThankYou Points for SLS stays, you will get a redemption value of 1 cent per point.

Redeeming Capital One Miles

Capital One miles can be earned through a number of the issuer’s Venture and Spark credit cards.

The miles you earn can be redeemed in 2 ways:

  • Transfers to ALL – Accor Live Limitless at a 2:1 ratio (redemption value of ~1.175 cents per point)
  • Capital One Travel portal (redemption value of 1 cent per point)

As you can see above, transferring Capital One miles to ALL – Accor Live Limitless will give you a slightly better value.

Redeeming American Express Membership Rewards Points

Unfortunately, no sbe properties are part of the Fine Hotels & Resorts program. This means you can only redeem your points through the Amex Travel portal for a value of 0.7 cents per point on upcoming sbe stays.

Book via Amex’s The Hotel Collection

If you happen to be paying for your stay instead of redeeming points for it, you might consider booking through The Hotel Collection, which confers a room upgrade upon arrival, if available, and a $100 property credit per stay.

Currently, there are 9 sbe properties that are part of The Hotel Collection:

  • 10 Karaköy Istanbul
  • Delano South Beach (Miami)
  • Mondrian Doha
  • Mondrian London Shoreditch
  • Mondrian Los Angeles
  • SLS Baha Mar
  • SLS Brickell
  • SLS South Beach
  • St. Martins Lane Hotel London

To book a stay at The Hotel Collection, you must have an eligible American Express card, like the American Express® Gold Card, American Express® Business Gold Card, The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, Centurion® Card from American Express, or Business Centurion® Card from American Express.

Hot Tip: Amex Platinum cardmembers can also get up to $200 in statement credits every year on prepaid hotel stays at The Hotel Collection booked via Amex Travel!

Book via Virtuoso

Virtuoso offers another way for anyone to get elite-like benefits on hotel stays, as long as you book your stay through a Virtuoso advisor. When you make a Virtuoso booking, you’ll get:

  • Daily breakfast for 2
  • A room upgrade upon arrival, subject to availability
  • Early check-in and late checkout, subject to availability
  • A Virtuoso amenity, such as a $100 food-and-beverage credit or a $100 property credit
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Currently, the following SLS properties participate in Virtuoso:

  • SLS Beverly Hills
  • SLS Brickell
  • SLS South Beach

Bottom Line: The difference between Virtuoso and The Hotel Collection is that Virtuoso bookings offer daily breakfast, early check-in, late checkout, and free Wi-Fi. However, there are fewer properties participating in Virtuoso than The Hotel Collection. You need an eligible Amex card to book a stay at The Hotel Collection, while you need to make Virtuoso bookings through an eligible advisor.

Using the Citi Prestige® Card Fourth-Night Free Benefit

The Citi Prestige card, though not open for new applications, still has one of the most useful hotel perks in the world: its fourth-night free benefit.

If you book through the ThankYou Rewards site or via phone at 800-THANK-YOU, you can receive your fourth night free for bookings of 4 consecutive nights or more.

You can use this perk twice each calendar year, which is a fantastic way to save up to 25% on your booking, especially if you’re booking during the high season when average room rates are elevated!

Book Directly for Exclusive Offers and Packages

sbe offers a catalog of special offers that can help you enjoy your stay even more.

From complimentary cabana rentals to rate discounts, couples spa retreats, and even access to exclusive performances by artists like John Legend, there’s bound to be something worth considering for everybody!

You’ll need to book directly with the property to access these offers.

The Top 9 sbe Properties

We took a look at the sbe umbrella of brands and compiled the list of our favorites from around the world — let’s get to it!

1. Mondrian Doha (Qatar)

Mondrian Doha
Mondrian Doha. Image Credit: sbe

Parts of the Middle East have turned into veritable destinations for entertainment and nightlife in recent years. Thanks to an extraordinary amount of wealth, and a penchant for living large, the State of Qatar has become a magnet for people looking for a good time — and sbe’s top property in the nation also takes our top spot on this list.

This 5-star hotel boasts panoramic lagoon and city views, is a mile away from The Pearl-Qatar (an artificial island), 6 miles from Al Dafna Central Business District (CBD), and 15 miles from Hamad International Airport (DOH).

Each of the masterfully designed guest rooms has at least 519 square feet of space, a plush king bed or 2 double beds, a floating desk, a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, a sitting area with a wingtip armchair, a coffee table, floor-to-ceiling windows, and stunning views.

There’s also a beautiful marble bathroom with state-of-the-art design elements, an LED-backlit mirror, a single floating marble vanity, a lighted make-up mirror, a soaking bathtub, and a walk-in rain shower. There’s an incredible Swarovski chandelier above the bathtub, as well as Ciel bath and body products.

Elsewhere on the premises, there’s a cigar lounge, a caviar bar, a nightclub, a cafe, a bar with skyline views, and 4 full-service restaurants (including CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Morimoto). Plus, you’ll find a 24/7 gym, a posh spa, a ballroom, and meeting and event space!

This property can be booked for around $200 per night, on average, while low season rates hover at about $150 and high season rates at about $300, respectively.

2. Mondrian London Shoreditch (England)

Mondrian London Shoreditch
Mondrian London Shoreditch. Image Credit: sbe

Located in its namesake Shoreditch district, the Mondrian London Shoreditch is just a 5-minute walk from the closest Tube station and just 1 mile from the Tower of London.

This stunning property has 120 rooms in total, each of which measures at least 260 square feet. Each room is furnished with whimsical artwork, a plush king-size bed, an ironing board, a flat-screen HDTV, speakers by Marshall, a minibar, courtyard views, a Lavazza Blue Espresso machine, and an in-room tea tray.

The marble bathrooms are equipped with a rainfall and steam shower, a double vanity, Ciel amenities, and much more.

This property has a full-service tapas-style restaurant, an all-day cocktail bar and cafe, as well as a rooftop members club accessible to hotel guests during breakfast.

Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, a pool with a retractable glass roof, a fitness center, a spa, and meeting/event space.

You’ll spend around $225 per night during the low season and about $370 per night during the high season. On average, you can expect to pay around $280 per night.

Hot Tip: Check out the best ways to fly to London with points and miles and the best London hotels to book with points for max value.

3. St. Martins Lane Hotel London (England)

St. Martins Lane Hotel London
St. Martins Lane Hotel London. Image Credit: sbe

St. Martins Lane Hotel London is another phenomenal sbe property situated in the bustling Covent Garden neighborhood. It’s a 3-minute walk from the Leicester Square Tube station and a 4-minute walk from the National Gallery.

The Philippe Starck-designed property boasts dramatic city views from luxurious guest rooms. Each one is at least 240 square feet and contains a glorious queen bed with crisp white bedding, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, a Lavazza coffee machine, a desk, floor-to-ceiling windows, a full-length mirror, and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Each room also contains a bathroom with a walk-in shower, a single vanity, and Ciel amenities.

Indulge in 4 dining options, including an all-day lounge serving afternoon tea, a full-service restaurant with high ceilings and chic ambiance, a coffee shop, and an international cocktail bar. You’ll also get complimentary access to the adjacent gym, too.

This is one of sbe’s pricier properties, coming in at $475 per night on average. During the low season, rates drop to $300 per night, and the high season commands a rate of $625 per night.

4. 10 Karaköy Hotel Istanbul (Turkey)

10 Karakoy Hotel Istanbul
10 Karakoy Hotel Istanbul. Image Credit: sbe

This property in Istanbul’s up-and-coming Karaköy district unlocks Turkey’s unique spirit in the form of a historic boutique hotel.

It occupies a prime location just about 5 minutes away on foot to a tram stop and the waterfront. It’s also a mile from the Hagia Sophia Mosque and 2 miles from the Blue Mosque.

This neoclassical hotel has just 71 rooms and suites that start at 186 square feet and are appointed with either a queen bed or 2 twin beds.

Even though the rooms are on the smaller side, they all feature down bedding, a sitting area with an armchair and a coffee table, a desk, a flat-screen HDTV, high ceilings, an iPod docking station, and Turkish artwork.

In the bathroom you’ll find Ciel amenities, striking wall tiling, a soaking tub, a walk-in shower, a single vanity, and more.

Discover local and international food offerings at any of 10 Karaköy’s eateries, including a fine-dining restaurant by Rudolf van Nunen. Don’t forget about the gym or event space, should you want to make use of it during your stay.

This is the most affordable property featured, averaging just $120 per night. Low-season rates can dip to about $95 per night, while you can expect to pay about $205 per night in the high season.

5. SLS Cancun Hotel and Residences (Mexico)

SLS Cancun
SLS Cancun. Image Credit: sbe

This boutique beachfront hotel has just 45 rooms and suites and comes fully loaded with high-end resort amenities along with spectacular ocean views and a private beach club.

The bright guest rooms start out at 592 square feet and have either 2 double beds or 1 king bed. Other unique amenities include floor-to-ceiling opening windows, a living area with a large L-shaped couch, a work desk, a flat-screen TV, coffee and tea machines, and a full minibar.

Bathrooms feature a double vanity, a walk-in shower, closet space, designer Ciel toiletries, a walk-in rain shower, slippers, bathrobes, a magnifying make-up mirror, and a water closet.

Elsewhere, you’ll find an Argentinean restaurant and a downright seductive pool bar and lounge with signature cocktails and small bites.

Pamper yourself at Ciel Spa, which boasts custom massage beds, a gym, herbal steam rooms, spacious “experience showers,” and more.

The local community also has gated and private beach access, tons of shopping, a private marina, an 18-hole Tom Weiskopf golf course, and complimentary Lincoln house-car service (first-come, first-served basis with complimentary drop off within a 3-mile radius).

This hotel costs $535 per night on average. Though during the low season you can find rooms from about $315 per night, and during the season rates can jump to as much as about $1,025 per night.

Hot Tip: Learn about the best Cancún hotels to book with points as well as the best things to do in and around Cancún (including beaches, Mayan ruins, and nightlife).

6. SLS Baha Mar (Bahamas)

SLS Baha Mar
SLS Baha Mar. Image Credit: sbe

SLS Baha Mar infuses the laidback paradise of the Bahamas with a little bit of the brand’s glamour and nightlife scene. This beachfront property is part of the massive Baha Mar complex and is situated right on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a quick drive to Arawak Cay’s dining scene, and just 5 miles away from the international airport in Nassau.

Each of the 299 rooms and suites has furniture designed right in the Bahamas, 2 queen beds or 1 king bed, at least 358 square feet of real estate, and signature SLS bedding. Other room highlights include the private balcony, minibar, flat-screen TV, sitting area, floor-to-ceiling windows, and coffee and tea machines.

The bathroom contains a spacious walk-in shower, a single vanity, Ciel amenities, and closet storage space.

There are currently a whopping 13 dining options that are currently open or slated to open soon. Also, children ages 5 and under eat free at select venues!

Other resort amenities include numerous outdoor pools, a spa, a fitness center, a golf course, a casino, a nightclub, a lobby bar, and event/meeting space.

SLS Baha Mar costs around $400 per night during the standard season, $210 per night during the low season, and $830 per night during the high season.

7. SLS LUX Brickell (Florida)

SLS Brickell
SLS Brickell. Image Credit: sbe

Located in the hip Brickell neighborhood in vibrant Miami, SLS Brickell is a high-rise 4-star property just a 6-minute walk from The Shops at Mary Brickell Village and 8 miles from Miami International Airport (MIA).

In total, you’ll find 124 rooms and suites here, each at least 400 square feet in size. The rooms feature signature SLS design elements, a king bed, a ceiling mirror (!) over the bed, a work desk, a Lavazza coffee machine, and a 55-inch HDTV.

The bathroom features a double vanity, a walk-in rain shower, Ciel bath products, and more.

The dining options include an airy and casual Italian eatery, a cocktail lounge, and a poolside cocktail bar with guest DJs.

Enjoy a spa treatment, get a workout in at the fitness center, lounge at the pool, or check out the art gallery. Complimentary Lincoln house-car service is available for drop-offs within a 3-mile radius, too.

During the low season, rooms go for as little as $250 per night. But, during high season, you can pay around $475 per night. On average, it’ll set you back $475 per night to stay here.

8. SLS Dubai (UAE)

SLS Dubai
SLS Dubai. Image Credit: sbe

Nothing says “party” quite like the SLS Dubai. This 5-star property is housed in a 75-story skyscraper near the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) and less than 10 miles from Dubai International Airport (DXB).

Each of the sleek rooms boasts a flat-screen TV, minibar, furnished balcony, and at least 500 square feet of space. You’ll also find floor-to-ceiling windows, a minibar, coffee and tea machines, a daybed, a work desk, and free Wi-Fi.

The bathroom includes a deep soaking bathtub, a single vanity, a backlit LED mirror, a walk-in rain shower, Ciel bath and body products, and closet space.

Dining in style is easy at SLS Dubai, thanks to a dynamic array of 6 dining options, including a steakhouse and a caviar bar (coming soon).

Enjoy the 2 rooftop infinity pools, spa with steam rooms and plunge pools, and, of course, the event space (including a ballroom).

SLS Dubai is bookable for $210 per night during the low season, $315 per night during the standard season, and $600 per night during the high season.

9. Mondrian Park Avenue (New York)

Mondrian Park Avenue
Mondrian Park Avenue. Image Credit: sbe

The last property we’ll discuss is the prestigious Mondrian Park Avenue, located in the heart of NoMad, a buzzy neighborhood in Manhattan.

This hotel is a 2-minute walk from the nearest subway station, a 7-minute walk from the Empire State Building, and a 13-minute walk from Madison Square Garden.

Each sophisticated guest room has a flat-screen smart TV, a minibar, at least 270 square feet of space, a soft bed, a sitting area with a wingtip lounge chair and a coffee table, contemporary art, a desk, and a set of coffee and tea machines.

The bathroom includes a spacious walk-in rain shower, white marble tiling and surfaces, a chic vanity, and Ciel bath products.

Here, the dining options include a sky lounge and terrace, a full-service restaurant with high ceilings, and a retro bar and nightclub. There’s meeting and event space, too!

Expect to pay about $350 per night on average or around $215 per night during the low season and $650 per night during the high season.

Final Thoughts

It’s no secret that sbe properties appeal to a certain group of travelers: those looking for destination hotels with the best nightlife and entertainment.

SBE Entertainment Group owns brands like SLS Hotels & Residences, Mondrian, and Hyde Hotels & Residences. Most of these properties are concentrated in “party cities” around the world, including Dubai, London, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York.

As a brand under the ALL – Accor Live Limitless umbrella, sbe guests can earn and redeem Reward points at a value of 2.35 cents each. You can also transfer points from Capital One at a value of 1.175 cents each to ALL – Accor Live Limitless to book stays at sbe properties.

Other ways to redeem points include redeeming points through travel portals from Chase (up to 1.5 cents per point), Capital One (1 cent per point), Citi (1 cent per point), or Amex (0.7 cents per point).

If you book a paid stay, consider going through Virtuoso, Amex’s The Hotel Collection, using the Citi Prestige card’s fourth-night free benefit, or booking directly for special offers and packages. Chase Sapphire cardholders can also access exclusive benefits.


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Frequently asked questions

What does SLS hotels stand for?

SLS stands for “service, luxury, style.” However, the original SLS abbreviation came into being when the CEO of sbe Entertainment Group (which owns SLS) was in Las Vegas and saw a Mercedes SL500 in front of him and thought the “5” looked like an “S”.

What hotel brand is SLS?

SLS belongs to SBE Entertainment Group. SLS is its own hotel brand within sbe, along with other brands like Mondrian and Hyde Resorts and Residences.

Who owns SBE Entertainment?

SBE Entertainment was founded by Sam Nazarian, an Iranian-American investor and businessman, though sbe’s hotel brands were fully acquired by Accor in 2020.

Does Marriott own SLS?

Marriott does not own SLS. The original SLS Beverly Hills property was managed by Starwood Hotels Group, which was acquired by Marriott.

Today, Marriott still manages the SLS Beverly Hills, but not any other SLS properties.

Who owns SLS Vegas?

SLS Las Vegas is now owned by the Meruelo Group after buying it from SBE Entertainment Group.

Is sbe owned by Accor?

The European hotel chain Accor has full ownership of SBE Hospitality Group, which was previously a subsidiary of SBE Entertainment Group. sbe properties participate in the ALL – Accor Live Limitless program.

What does sbe Entertainment stand for?

sbe Entertainment stands for Samy Boy Entertainment, which is named after founder CEO Sam Nazarian’s childhood nickname.

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About Stephen Au

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Stephen has been privileged to enjoy many premium cabin products and 5-star hotels. A petroleum engineer by trade, Stephen caught the travel bug in college when he traveled to Asia several times. After 2 years of continual promotions, Stephen quit his safe and secure career path in favor of entrepreneurship.

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