CATCH Awarded 5-Star Diamond Award By The American Academy Of Hospitality Sciences

Manhattan Seafood Restaurant Recognized After One-Year Anniversary

Jan 30, 2013, 13:13 ET from EMM Group

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CATCH restaurant, the Meatpacking District's coveted seafood restaurant owned by New York's premiere hospitality company, EMM Group which is led by partners Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum and Michael Hirtenstein, was honored with the highly regarded 5-Star Diamond Award by The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. The Academy, founded in 1949, is the world's renowned hospitality organization for awarding excellence in travel, cuisine, luxury products and services, and the recognition is one that many superlative establishments strive to achieve.

Gaining momentum since its 2006 hospitality debut, EMM Group's restaurant acclaim began over three years ago with the opening of Abe & Arthur's in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. Since then, they have opened several other highly successful restaurants including: Lexington Brass, CATCH, The General and a recently opened outpost of CATCH Miami located at The James Royal Palm Hotel. CATCH, which is helmed by Bravo's Top Chef Season 3 winner Executive Chef Hung Huynh, features a globally-influenced seafood menu of sushi, hot, cold and roasted plates such as: Crispy Whole Red Snapper for two, Dungeness Crab Tagliatelli, Crunchy Rice Cakes and Cantonese Lobster.

"EMM Group prides itself on hospitality and consistent quality service.  We are honored to receive this award as a recognition of our ability to provide that level of distinction to our customers, time and time again," said EMM Group co-owner partner Mark Birnbaum.


Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum along with business entrepreneur Michael Hirtenstein founded EMM Group in 2006 and have since built it into one of New York's most successful and multi-faceted dynamic hospitality companies. Most recently, EMM Group has launched The General, a Modern Asian inspired restaurant located at 199 Bowery in the Lower East Side, along with FINALE, its largest nightlife venture to date, both located within a 20,000 square foot Bowery property. Additionally, EMM Group opened outposts of CATCH and SL at The James Royal Palm in South Beach, Miami. Within its first four years, EMM Group established four successful venues: Abe & Arthur's, SL, Tenjune and The Chandelier Room.  In the summer and fall of 2011 they added SL East, the Hamptons outpost of its Meatpacking flagship nightclub as well as two new restaurant venues: CATCH and Lexington Brass, a New-American bistro in the lobby level of a luxury Hyatt in midtown Manhattan. In the summer of 2012, EMM Group partnered into HQ Nightclub and The Social at Revel in Atlantic City.  EMM Group also owns The Estate, a privately owned property in Sag Harbor for events, and launched Four Hundred, a members-only lifestyle management service.  For more information on EMM Group, please visit