The ColonyNovember 17, 2011
Nightclub of the Year Entry
Name of Club: The Colony
Location: Los Angeles
Ownership/Parent Company: sbe
Square Footage: 13,000
Open Date: May 10, 2011
Los Angeles-based luxury hospitality, real estate development and lifestyle company, SBE, announces The Colony as the next evolution of the definitive nightlife experience. Located at 1743 Cahuenga Blvd, Hollywood, Calif., The Colony features an impressive range of nightlife and design amenities that further reinforce SBE’s commitment to innovating the hospitality experience.
Following a major renovation, The Colony occupies the venue formerly known as White Lotus, which played host to some of Hollywood’s highest profile individuals and events over the years. Embodying the spirit of the exclusive Hamptons’ lifestyle, The Colony's approximately 13,000-square-foot space makes it the largest nightlife venue in the SBE Collection to date.
“When it comes to nightlife, SBE remains firmly committed to redefining the experience with each venue we launch,” said SBE’s Founder and CEO, Sam Nazarian. “With The Colony, we’ve taken that commitment to the next level with a design, energy and level of luxury that’s unmatched anywhere in Los Angeles and possibly the world.”
“The goal of The Colony was to create a nightlife experience unlike anything else in the marketplace,” added Costas Charalambous, SBE SVP of Operations and Nightlife. “Having the opportunity to work with a venue as expansive as The Colony with an incredible design experience created by ICrave design has allowed SBE to create something never seen before in nightlife.”
Aesthetics of the new nightclub include a seamless indoor/outdoor experience, distressed wood-plank floors for a boardwalk feel, an expansive and meticulously landscaped outdoor environment, oversized wood shutter sliding doors, a spacious dance floor, and inviting sitting couches and booths filled with striped fabric pillows; encompassing the comfort and design esthetic of quintessential Hamptons beach house.
In addition to its hotel and restaurant properties, SBE has a Nightlife portfolio that currently consists of six nightclub venues in addition to The Colony, including Industry, MI-6, The Abbey Food & Bar, and three Hyde Lounge locations (Hollywood, Staples Center and Mammoth Mountain).