Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Mark Birnbaum – A well-known name in New York’s nightlife industry

Mark Birnbaum is a renowned name in the hospitality business. He has taken the nightlife entertainment industry, to an entirely new level. His company the EMM group, which he founded with his two partners in 2006, has established many successful night life venues and top-class restaurants that are popular for their unmatched ambience and services.

Forbes magazine has called Mark, the king of New York’s nightlife. Some of the lounges and nightclubs that Mark and his partners have opened include; SL (2009), Catch, the Chandelier Room and Tenjune.

These establishments have been set near, below, above or adjacent to his restaurants as to provide convenience of both entertainment as well as a dining experience, within the same property.

In the summer of 2012, the EMM group became partners with The Social at Ravel and the HQ nightclub in Atlantic City. Today, the EMM group still continues to expand successfully.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Mark Birnbaum – The popular hospitality icon

Mark Birnbaum is a partner of the EMM group, a company which he founded with his partner Eugene Remm.

Mark is known for owning some of the most hi profile and luxurious nightlife venues and restaurants. He has made a huge contribution to New York City by turning the Meatpacking District, into one of the most sought-after areas.

Mark’s company, the EMM group was established in 2006 and ever since, Mark and his partners have built several hospitality establishments, which are an excellent combination of sophistication, comfort and entertainment. The EMM group and Mark have built a strong reputation for themselves, as leaders in the hospitality industry. The group has organized many successful events.

Currently his Company holds over a thousand employees, Mark still continues to take his multi-faceted company, to newer heights.

Apart from being an entrepreneur, Mark Birnbaum is also an active socialite, who works for several charitable organizations.

Friday, 19 July 2013

StyleCaster Names Hospitality Moguls and EMM Group co-founders Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum Two of the 50 Most Stylish New Yorkers

Style Caster Photo

Style Caster PhotoEugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum are owners of East Coast restaurant and nightlife company EMM Group, operating a slew of Manhattan hotspots.  From CATCH, CATCH Roof and SL in the Meatpacking District to The Genral, Jazz Room and FINALE on The Bowery, Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum have got NYC covered. Therefore, it’s no wonder Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum have been featured as two of StyleCaster’s 50 Most Stylish New Yorkers. These 50 trendy New York natives were selected based on those whose style has continued to excite, inspire and ignite a bit of jealousy within all of us. The “New Kings of New York Nightlife,” Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum, as dubbed by Forbes Magazine, truly embody the unique style that is New York City.

When asked to describe their personal style, Mark Birnbaum commented that it’s all about the details. He keeps his appearance clean, but then adds a special something to complete the look. Eugene Remm notes that comfort is a big factor for him as he often wears an outfit all day, so one that can transition seamlessly from day to night is key

Mark Birnbaum revealed that when he ventures away from his own properties such as CATCH, The General, Abe & Arthur’s and Lexington Brass, he can be found dining at some of New Yorker’s favorite local spots including Bar Pitti, Café Habana, Saint Ambrose, Mole and Pastis.

StyleCaster insiders asked Eugene Remm why he thinks personal style is so important and he went on to say how it‘s an indication of a person’s essence. In such an impression-based industry like hospitality, what you’re wearing can almost act like a resume and can spark people’s interest.

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

New York Hospitality Powerhouse Duo: Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum Set Up Shop in South Beach with the introduction of EMM Group’s flagship restaurant CATCH Miami


Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum run several of Manhattan’s most in-demand hot spots and oversee the hospitality empire known to those in the industry as EMM Group. EMM Group consists of an assortment of 18 sought after properties including The General, FINALE, Abe & Arthur’s, SL, Lexington Brass and CATCH, the swank yet laid-back multilevel seafood restaurant and trendy handout that opened in the fall of 2011 to rave reviews in New York City’s famed Meatpacking District. Since 2006, EMM Group founders Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum and Michael Hirtenstein have taken over NYC’s hospitality industry by perfecting the balance between dining and nightlife.

Most recently, EMM Group has expanded its empire down South opening the first outpost of CATCH at The James Royal Palm hotel on Miami Beach.  The location also includes a Miami outpost of their flagship New York nightclub SL.  Although Miami is a big jump from their Meatpacking locations, Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum already feel like locals. Eugene Remm and his partners at EMM Group grew up on Nobu and Bondstreet, and they were there for the Fountainebleau and Shore Club grand openings as well as the re-openings of the Shelborne and The Raleigh. Needless to say, Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum and Michael Hirtenstein have spent a lot of time in Miami and it seemed like a natural fit for EMM Group’s next step into a new marketplace.

One of the key factors to the success of Eugene Remm and EMM Group  is their ability to put everything needed for a great party all in one building.  EMM Group co-founder Mark Birnbaum says that if you’re just a restaurant operator then you’re not necessarily good at running nightclubs, and the same hold true for nightclub operators who want to own restaurants. EMM Group owners Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum appear to have been able to bridge this gap by approaching the restaurant business the way they enjoy dining themselves by creating a one-stop-shop where you can have dinner early or late, and if you want to party afterwards they have somewhere for you to go without having to get in a cab.

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Mark Birnbaum-Owns the most successful hospitality and Lifestyle Company ‘EMM group’!

When it comes to business, there is a lot of competition and a hoard of competitors. People who have strong determination and clear goals reach the peak of success. A fine example of this is Mr. Mark Birnbaum. He is one of the renowned business entrepreneurs in the New York City.

Though, to reach this level, he had to face many hiccups. But regardless of the hurdles coming into his way, he battled all the odds in his life and carved out a successful career that made him one of the most prominent entrepreneurs of New York.

Mr. Birnbaum is given the title of 'King of New York nightlife' that perfectly goes out with his personality. Being the most eligible bachelor, he has property worth of $30 million that is includes nightclubs, lounges and restaurants in the meatpacking district of New York. Check us on Facebook for more updates

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

The Two Kings of Night Clubs In Manhattan

Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum Take Manhattan
While you may wait for the movie titled “Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum Take Manhattan” the two hip and always moving entrepreneurs will probably be working on buying the movie theater where the movie will be shown or maybe even working on producing it. That’s because Mark Birnbaum and Eugene Remm are constantly on the move in New York City trying to make the most of their successful careers.

Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum Take Manhattan

It seemed like yesterday when these two pioneers of the club & night life got together and took Manhattan and the club scene by storm.  By creating the Tenjune Nightclub, Mark Birnbaum carved a place for himself among the great businessmen in a city like NY known for it’s fast moving lifestyle and being home to some of the best clubs in the world.

Mark Birnbaum & Eugene Remm pose for photo

Just how did Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum Take Manhattan? Well, for one, they created the renowned EMM Group. which is very lucrative and prosperous to say the least. Keep in mind that the EMM Group is one of most successful business in NY.  That’s because both Mark and Eugene ended up taking the EMM Group to having four of the top 10 clubs in NYC at one time. This is no easy task in a place known for having the hottest lounges in New York City. However, the EMM Group is not just about nightclubs. They also manage some of the top restaurants in New York as well.

Mark & Eugene can be found hanging out together in one of their clubs at any time since they love to mix it up with their clients so they can get a feel for their concerns, suggestions and ideas.  Chances are the next time you are dancing on the dance floor of Tenjune, you just may bump into one of these two. Sky is the limit for both of these young and entrepreneurial geniuses.
So watch out Brooklyn. Look out Bronx and take notice, Queens. Now that Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum have Taken Manhattan, the other boroughs are next!


Saturday, 6 July 2013

Mark Birnbaum and the EMM group: Living the American Dream

Recently,, a blog that highlights prominent members of the Jewish community, published an article about Mark Birnbaum and the EMM group, congratulating the men on the achievement of  ”The American Dream.”

The national ethos of America centers around the idea of “The American Dream.” The dream’s foundation is built upon the belief that social mobility, prosperity, and overall success can be achieved through hard work, innovation, and dedication. Mark Birnbaum and the EMM Group are definitely poster boys of the success that can be won through hard work and innovation.

Read a section from the Jewocity post below:

Dreams Do Come True – EMM Group

By Menachem Greenfield


on Feb 04, 2013

“Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum, and Michael Hirtenstein have a great American success story as they have built the thriving NYC business, EMM Group with venues in New York, Miami and elsewhere…

…Birnbaum lives in the West Village and is an active donor to the Happy Hearts Fund, The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research and Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces, following his first visit to Israel in 2012. Remm has spoken at the RAJE leadership group and his favorite charity is one he started himself – “Sports Is Life”, to help underprivileged kids learn from sports in New York City.  He lives his life by the motto “People can come here with nothing, and through hard work and dedication, they can succeed.”

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Mark Birnbaum and the EMM Group own establishments in Miami and New York. They specialize in hospitality venues which include some of NYC’s finest restaurants and nightclubs. Forbes Magazine even dubbed the EMM Group as the “new kings of New York nightlife.”
With their success, the group has prioritized giving back to their communities through numerous charities and foundations that they have personally established or support with their time and donations.