Mark Baker is also the founder of CI5, Inc New York. VisitCI5



Mark Baker and CI-5 Inc. have been at the forefront of international nightlife and lifestyle trends for over 30 years. Based in New York city MB and CI-5 Inc. have owned and operated some of the worlds leading and most prestigious restaurants, clubs, lounges and supper clubs as well as producing international events at film festivals, fashion weeks, grand prix races and also producing and hosting TV lifestyle content; also most recently launching the superhot and most popular organic food chain “Juice Press” and much, much more. His international social and business network is unrivaled and he has been nicknamed the “Godfather” of New York nightlife. His relationships with celebrities, business leaders and personalities as well as the national and international media is unique as shown in the press book portfolio, everything Baker does makes news.

After 30 years in New York city, Mark Baker and his group will shift his base of operations and focus their attentions in the Asia Region. Mark will be fully involved and participate with the roll out of new and exciting “lifestyle” brands as well as existing U.S and western “name” brands that he currently operates in the Western markets. By being so active and ‘hands on’ and by forming strategic partnerships in Asia, it is certain that these brands will grow and realize success, as have Mark’s other projects. Mark will utilize his relationships and friendships from 30 years in the hospitality business to help build and raise awareness of these brands in the Asian marketplace.

By forging partnerships with top local operators the group grows in strength and gains better understanding of local trends as well as subtle cultural differences and market changes. “We are excited to make the next chapter in Asia,” says Baker, “and to build a bridge between my friends, associates and businesses in New York and the Asian Region, it’s the logical next step and it’s time to get started as Asia has the style, sophistication and ability to compliment our western venues and brands.”