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19 SEPTEMBER 2013

Arab spring : Hoteliers expect the return of the flock

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09 SEPTEMBER 2013

In July, Middle Eastern hotelier suffered from the "Ramadan Effect".>

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05 JUNE 2013

April 2013 : contrasting results in Africa and the Middle East.

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04 JUNE 2013

The French luxury hotel market stabilizes in April.

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04 APRIL 2013

Exclusive - World ranking 2013 of hotel groups and brands.

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07 MARCH 2013

A cold snap in the European Hotel Industry in January.

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14 FEBRUARY 2013

Ibis Becomes Leading Hotel Brand in Europe.

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13 FEBRUARY 2013

Stability for Hotel Chains in Europe in 2012.

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31 JANUARY 2013

Recovery: MENA Hotel RevPAR up by 8% in 2012.

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11 JANUARY 2013

The hospitality market in the Middle East and North Africa >

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20 DECEMBER 2012

Exclusive - MKG : Cyprus Recovering but Challenges Ahead >

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10 AUGUST 2012

Exclusive - MKG : Germany Does More than Resist >

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September 27, 2011

MKG Group announces its growing list of candidates for its Worldwide Hospitality Awards

Back to negative performances for most of the region, as intra-regional travel stops for Ramadan. Only the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia posts positive results. Hotel activity slows down in August for most of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region, as intra-regional travel comes to a stop for Ramadan. “These results during Ramadan were to be expected. August is also a traditionally slow month for many markets in the region, especially the GCC, as most escape the middle of summer heat. Together with already deteriorating figures brought by instability in parts of the region, this made sure performances remained subdue,” states Director of Development, MKG Hospitality, Vanguelis Panayotis...

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September 27, 2011

MENA Hotel Activity Slows for Ramadan

Back to negative performances for most of the region, as intra-regional travel stops for Ramadan. Only the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia posts positive results. Hotel activity slows down in August for most of the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region, as intra-regional travel comes to a stop for Ramadan. “These results during Ramadan were to be expected. August is also a traditionally slow month for many markets in the region, especially the GCC, as most escape the middle of summer heat. Together with already deteriorating figures brought by instability in parts of the region, this made sure performances remained subdue,” states Director of Development, MKG Hospitality, Vanguelis Panayotis...

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September 6, 2011

US Hotel Groups Strong at Home

US based hotel groups and brands continue to dominate at home. However, as the local market is the most mature hotel mare, future development growth is being explored abroad, with Europe and Asia the priority...

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May 5, 2011

European hotel activity Q1 2011: A promising Spring for the hotel industry

Capping 2011’s first quarter results, March stays in line with the continued growth of global performance of the hotel industry within the 27 countries of the European Union. In March, the two indexes remain positive, with a slight improvement in Occupancy Rate and a stronger push upward in Average Daily Rates. Therefore, the +5.7% growth in RevPAR across the board confirms the two preceding months’ trends (+7.5% and +5.3%) and forecasts a rather promising spring. For the first quarter 2011, European RevPAR posts a +5.9% growth....

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April 14, 2011

French hotel trends: Q1 2011 in France in the wake of the election aftermath

The RevPAR in March suffered a slight decrease despite strong positive from last Spring until January and February 2011. It falls victim to a series of circumstantial events. The upscale sector takes most of the credit for the entire quarter’s upward growth with an overall rise of 5% in the RevPAR. The exact consequences of the world’s geological and political troubles are still hazy whilst France benefits from its clear and privileged outlook in 2011.....

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April 4 , 2011

2011’s ranking of worldwide hotel groups and brands: A new landscape is taking shape

MKG Hospitality’s annual ranking puts the spotlight on some interesting changes to the Top 10 hotel groups and the Top 20 brands. On 1 January 2011, four hotel groups broke the barrier of 600,000 rooms in operation throughout the world thanks to a developmental strategy focused on franchising...

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AUGUST 12, 2010

Tour de France Boosts hotel performance

The 2010 Tour de France yet again proves to be a trophy winning event for hoteliers lucky enough to host the various race stages, with all key indicators skyrocketing compared to the corresponding period last year. The 2010 Tour de France fuelled a massive increase in hotel demand at all stages of the event in July, driving average prices upwards and overall hotel result. Occupancy Rate (OR) during the world’s biggest cycle race was bustling, up by over 20, 30 and 40 percentage points in many cities, allowing hoteliers to increase Average Daily Rate (ADR) anywhere from 10% to 90%. In turn, the hotel industry’s main performance indicator Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR) boomed, ranging from 20% growth to an amazing 276%, depending on the stage and city...

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JUNE 09, 2010

Hotel Growth Continues Worldwide

Despite global economic challenges, hotel developments continue to progress, with 432,000 new rooms injected into global supply by both independent hotels and groups. International hotel supply records a 2.7% growth to reach almost 20 million classified rooms. Much of this growth is fuelled by hotel groups, alone recording an increase of 4.2%....
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MAY 26, 2010

Ist edition of the Worldwide Hospitality Schools Awards

For more than 10 years, MKG has undertaken to promote the initiatives of the hospitality industry all around the world through the Worldwide Hospitality Awards. This international competition is an opportunity for hotel groups to highlight their teams’ exemplary achievements in communication, marketing, innovation, human resources, social and environmental responsibility, customer loyalty programs… A major innovation has been added for this 11th edition with the Worldwide Hospitality Schools Awards. Through them, a link will be made between the international schools of hospitality management and the future operations managers...
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MARCH 27, 2008

MKG Hotel Groups World Ranking 2008
IHG towards 600 000 rooms capacity


- The Bristish group IHG reinforces its first place on the world Top 10 list, according to the MKG Hospitality database, with a significant increase of its supply of 5.2%. From January 1st 2008, IHG represents 3 949 hotels and 585 094 rooms throughout the world and should reach 600 000 rooms in the near future. Its development pipeline is in good shape with more than 1 600 hotels and 225,000 rooms for the years to come.
- Disposal of Red Roof Inns and launching of several new brands for Accor; the sell of Scandic by Hilton Hotels, the latter being acquired by Blackstone: the past year has been an event full one.
- Best Western stays the world’s first brand despite a decrease of its offer.
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JANUARY 14, 2008

In 2007, hotel chains made 8.5 billion dollars in turnover in France, a double-digit percentage increase


- Over the course of 2007, hotel chains in France registered an increase of more than 11% in turnover with 8.5 billion euros, and a 9.2% increase in RevPAR, as predicted by MKG Hospitality at the beginning of the year.
- The French hotel industry, after benefiting from an image overhaul and improvement of products and services, reaps the rewards for these efforts with these exceptional results, unequalled since the year 2000.
- The 3* and 4* categories saw the most dynamic progression in RevPAR, up +9.9% and +11.4% respectively. The increase in average rates, along with occupancy rate growth of nearly 3 points over the year, attest to the strength of the French hotel demand.lidité de la demande.
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NOVEMBER 28, 2007

8th Hospitality Awards


Before an audience of nearly 700 leaders and partners of the international hotel industry, the Hospitality Awards 2007 were awarded on November 22 at the Hilton Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Today, the 8th annual ceremony of the Hospitality Awards, created by MKG Group, the European leader in consulting for the hotel and tourism industry directed by Georges Panayotis, has become the reference for rewarding innovation and excellence in the industry. The Advisory Board for the Awards, a panel of international leaders in the industry which determines the categories and criteria for the selection of candidates, was this year presided by Luis Del Olmo, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Sol Mélia Hotels.

In the context of the current global explosion of development of the hotel industry, the Hospitality Awards serve to recognize the great ideas, innovations, and talents of the sector. As a result, the Awards provide a catalyst to push the development of the hotel industry to be more innovative, more dynamic and more responsible. The international jury, presided by Clara Gaymard, President of General Electric France, chose the winners for 10 categories and decided the winners for 2 Grand Prizes: a Lifetime Achievement Award the Best Group Performance in 2007. The Grand Prize for Best Group Performance was awarded by Laurence Parisot, President of the MEDEF (Movement of the French Enterprises).
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NOVEMBER 15, 2007

Worldwide Hospitality Awards:
Edition 2007

For the past seven years, the Worldwide Hospitality Awards, created by MKG Group and HTR Magazine, have contributed in communicating the innovative initiatives and experiences of hoteliers both in France and abroad, while awarding their finest creations. The international Advisory Board, under the presidency of Luis Del Olmo, Executive Vice-President Sales & Marketing Sol Melia Hoteles, has decided upon the 2007 award categories and the rules for selecting the finalists and winners of each award.

There are two main reasons for participating in the Worldwide Hospitality Awards:
• Highlight the efforts of teams and partners that have led to extraordinary results,
• Sharing knowledge that has made the hotel sector a model for economic and social success.

The 2007 competition has begun! Enter the competition by selecting the category or categories (three maximum per brand) in which you wish to present your company’s creations, the innovations of your team, the initiatives of the men and women who contribute to the success of your operations.

• Best Advertising Campaign
The campaign’s strategy and objectives, pertinence and originality of the message, innovation in the tools used, assessment of its impact on image and financial returns…

• Best Internet Site
Graphic quality of the communication, wealth of information supplied on the brand and its hotels, intuitiveness of the tool, coherence of the image with the chain’s identity, …

• Best Professional Career Development Programme
Originality of an existing specific programme towards younger employees to build company loyalty and to make them progress within the company.

• Best Social Responsibility Programme
Exemplarity of a Corporate Social Responsibility programme towards environment, sustainable development, humanitarian activity, involvement of local populations,...

• Best Innovative Concept in Palaces & deluxe Hotels
Accommodation, Originality of the hotel or room concept, in hotel food & beverages, in well-being & fitness or other amenities: technical innovation, architectural innovation, quality of service, innovation in terms of space allocation, equipment, furnishing and design, marketing partnership…

• Best Innovative Concept Midscale Hotels
Originality of the hotel or room concept, in hotel food & beverages, in well-being & fitness or other amenities: technical innovation, architectural innovation, quality of service, innovation in terms of space allocation, equipment, furnishing and design, marketing partnership…

• Best Innovative Concept in Economy Hotels
Originality of the hotel or room concept, in hotel food & beverages, or other amenities: technical innovation, architectural innovation, quality of service, innovation in terms of space allocation, equipment, furnishing and design, marketing partnership…

• Best Customer Satisfaction Programme in Palaces & De-luxe Hotels
Breadth and ambition of the programme, quality of the tools employed to follow and assess the results, performance in terms of loyalty to the brand,…

• Best Customer Satisfaction Programme in Midscale Hotels
Breadth and ambition of the programme, quality of the tools employed to follow and assess the results, performance in terms of loyalty to the brand,…

• Best Hotel General Manager
Managerial abilities, sales performance, social and interpersonal dimension, involvement in the local life, professional recognition,…

• Lifetime Achievement Awards to a personality of the se

Furthermore, the jury’s Grand Prize will be awarded considering the exemplary nature and overall performance of group in 2007..

OCTOBER 16, 2007

Hotel statistics
MKG Consulting becomes MKG Hospitality and is positioned on new markets

To convey the new dimension taken by its market studies and database business, MKG Consulting becomes MKG Hospitality and is adopting a new visual identity.
With even more international presence, with offices in Paris, London and Cyprus,
MKG Hospitality is continuing to expand, setting up in Berlin and Geneva, so that it is closer to the large markets and the international hotel companies.