For more than 10 years, MKG Group® has undertaken to promote the initiatives of the hospitality industry all around the world through the Worldwide Hospitality Awards®. This international competition founded by Georges Panayotis, President & CEO of MKG Group® is an opportunity for hotels 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 during the 11th edition in 2010 with the Worldwide Hospitality Management Schools Awards. Through them, a link was made between the international schools of hospitality management and the future operations managers.
Since the beginning of the event in 2000, the Worldwide Hospitality Awards® have received close to 1000 applications. 137 awards were given during the past 10 years. Candidates from all the continents enter every year the competition. The Worldwide Hospitality Awards® thus are an excellent representation of the international hospitality industry diversity and help to reveal its innovative processes and concepts.
The Worldwide Hospitality Awards® organization and development are placed under the control of an Advisory Board which includes representatives of the worldwide hospitality industry for the hotels competition and representatives of worldwide hospitality management schools as well as hotel groups human resources managers for the school awards. An international jury composed of about forty renowned figures of the business world, the tourism industry, and the marketing sector (excluding the hotel and restaurant industry) choose the winners and the finalists of the Worldwide Hospitality Awards®. The jury of the worldwide hospitality management schools awards is made of representatives of the worldwide hospitality industry. Every year, a representative of an International hotel group chairs the ceremony which is held in November in Paris.