The Real Deal New York

Sam Nazarian celebrates MHG acquisition in South Beach

Nazarian gave a champagne toast with a-listers and billionaire Ron Burkle
December 03, 2016 05:00PM

Sam Nazarian and hotel Delano

Sam Nazarian and hotel Delano

Sam Nazarian was seen celebrating his $800 million acquisition of Morgan’s Hotel Group in South Beach with an a-list crowd this week.

After finalizing the deal, which was reportedly not closed by deadline, Nazarian, billionaire Ron Burkle and a group of friends including Venus Williams toasted the deal with Armand de Brignac champagne at hotel Delano, according to the New York Post.

Nazarian publicly thanked Burkle, his new partner in SBE. In his speech he noted that the hotel Delano was selected for the celebration because the property “is the jewel of the MHG portfolio,” according to the Post.

After the speech, Nazarian surprised guests with a private performance by the Gipsy Kings founder Chico Bouchikhi. Following dinner, guests partied on at the Jeremy Scott Moschino poolside after party. [NYP]Christopher Cameron