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Ioannis “Yiannis” Sotiropoulos and Efthymios “Makis” Paliouras are business partners and founders of SP Hospitality Group. With over 24 years of experience in the hospitality business, they have successfully obtained 7+ properties and have created one-of-a-kind dining, outing and service concepts in both Europe and the United States and are a leading force in both the food and beverage industry and service-based companies.
Yiannis and Makis are the founders and current owners of Copper 29 Bar, Calle 23 Miami, Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar (Coral Gables, Miami Beach, and Faena Bazaar), Pretorian Protection & Security Company, and the GRK Design in Miami. They are past owners of the Dekko Club in Athens, W Nightclub in Athens and Mykonos and Seasons Café in Athens. They have received accolades such as Top 10 Small Businesses by AMEX’s Small Business Saturdays (2019) Coral Gables Most Beautiful Dining Room by the Coral Gables Chamber (2019, 2018), and Best Bar Design by the Miami New Times (2017).
SP Hospitality Group has developed dozens of nightlife, eating and lifestyle concepts and continues to innovate on what it means to have a good time.
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