Hospitality ON is from now on handled independently. It revolves around 3 units: medias, events and studies/forecast. For more information: hospitality-on.com
MKG Hospitality becomes MKG Consulting and widens its service offer: market study, assets' boosting and destination study. For more information: mkg-consulting.com
OlaKala, HotelCompSet, MKG Qualiting and HotelClass/ResidenceClass are integrated in OlaKala_suit, gathering in this way all the operational marketing tools of MKG Group, within 4 products: OlaKala_marketshare, OlaKala_destination, OlaKala_host and OlaKala_class. For more information: olakala.com
The Tourinvest is the first forum for tourism investment in France designated to stimulate tourism and Hospitality investment in France, stressing the get together between operators, project developers, investors and communities. Further information here: tourinvest.com
A major innovation is brought to the Worldwide Hospitality Awards with the introduction of the public vote via hospitality-on.com. Enthusiasts have the possibility to preselect between candidates online before a final selection is handed to the jury.
The magazine Hospitality ON® and the website hospitality-on.com directly pick up from the magazine HTR (Hotel, Tourism & Restaurant), created in 1994, and the journal Hôtel Restau Hebdo, created in 2000, and their respective websites. Aided through the work of a bilingual editorial staff, Hospitality ON® is accessible in French and English to discover news and analysis of any kind from the French; European; and worldwide hospitality industry. Further information here: hospitality-on.com
MKG Qualiting is the first company specialized in hospitality to have achieved the accreditation from Cofrac to realize rating inspections for hotels of 1 to 5 stars in France following new rating norms from January on under the trademark of HotelClass®. From October 2010 on, MKG Qualiting also achieved its extension of accreditation to realize rating inspections for tourism residences under the trademark of ResidenceClass®. More information here: mkg-qualiting.com
MKG Group launches the Hospitality Management School Awards to enhance the Worldwide Hospitality Awards. A new dynamic for the Hospitality schools to embody their innovations in front of international industry decision makers. Since 2016, this ceremony is organized by Hospitality ON. For more information: hospitalityawards.com
MKG Group launches OLAKALA®, its new customer satisfaction platform. An unequalled System allowing any company to follow, in real time its continuous customer satisfaction, access the results and to communicate with its clients. More information here: olakala.com
The international development starts in 2007 with the opening of the London office and continues with the opening of the Berlin office in 2008.
MKG Group is placed 20th in a national ranking of the top 100 marketing and opinion institutions by Marketing Magazine
Creation of the service HotelCompset Daily, capable to offer to participating hotels a daily overview of their activity compared to their immediate competition. Further information here: olakala.com
MKG Qualiting installs the first quality data base online allowing real-time consultation with regard to the establishment’s conformity. More Information here: olakala.com
The company grows again with the acquisition of Network Systems, a company designing the software for the treatment of the data bases and e-procurement platforms. The same year, the data base passes the hurdle of a million hotel rooms analyzed worldwide each month to offer a unique statistical report.
Trophy for the worldwide hospitality, the Hermés Awards are today known as the Worldwide Hospitality Awards. This international competition is the occasion for hotel groups to highlight outstanding achievements of their staff for communication, marketing, innovation, human resources, social and environmental responsibility, loyalty programs... Since 2016, this ceremony is organized by Hospitality ON. For more information: hospitalityawards.com
To answer to the hospitality professional’s information need, the weekly Hôtel Restau Hebdo, a professional journal that follows the economy and marketing in the hotel and restauration industry is founded. Hôtel Restau Hebdo has been since then integrated to Hospitality ON Magazine. For more information: hospitality-on.com
The first forum of decision makers in the hospitality industry is created from the initiative of the MKG Group. This meeting allows the get-together between investors, promoters, analysts and hotel operators. Since 2016, this forum is organized by Hospitality ON. For more information: globallodgingforum.com
MKG Conseil seizes an opportunity by pioneering its first worldwide ranking of hotel groups and chains. Today, this unmatched ranking is taken as a reference for all industry professionals.
The journal Hôtels and marketing as part of the MKG Group is launched. This journal later becomes HTR Magazine and Hospitality ON Magazine. Since 2016, Hospitality ON is handled independently. For more information: hospitality-on.com
MKG Conseil grows the range of its services offered with market studies, statistical analysis and quality control.
The company informs itself with the purchase of its first computers to assure the treatment of field studies. Georges Panayotis sets up his primary methods: Marketing and service delivery.
Coming from a hotelier’s family, Georges Panayotis leaves Greece at the age of 18 to study political sciences and to obtain an MBA from l’Université Paris Dauphine.
The same year, he founds MKG with his brother Constantin. At first an import-export company for vanilla and raisins, the company quickly develops into delivering its first studies for hotel companies.