Our history



MGM has been writing its story for more than 60 years now. From one decade to the next, the company has been committed to offering excellence and customer satisfaction. Having made its mark on the Alpine landscape, the group is now a recognised player in upmarket real estate and tourism. Founded and managed by a Haute-Savoie family who cherish authentic values, MGM today aims to sustain and enrich this inspiration for innovation that fuels it every day.

March 06th, 1963

Maurice Giraud

Trained as a carpenter and born to be an entrepreneur, starts his own business.

April 18th, 1985

The brand

The Maurice Giraud Montagne (MGM) brand is created.

October 18th, 1996

The first tourist residence

"Le Cristal d'Argentière" is created in the Chamonix Valley.

June 10th, 2003

David Giraud

A seasoned entrepreneur, the founder’s son David Giraud takes over the reins at the company.

May 06th, 2008

A new head office!

In order to pool all of the group’s expertise together in one place, the new head office opens in Annecy, “L’atelier MGM”.

February 25th, 2013

50 years of property projects

The jubilee year, celebrating 50 years of know-how in the Alps.

January 03rd, 2016

MGM goes upmarket

Twenty years after opening its first tourist residence, MGM consolidates the group’s ascent by managing Le Cristal de Jade, a 5-star residence in Chamonix.

December 20th, 2018

MGM expands

MGM confirms its expansion by opening the Hotel and Residence Alexane in Samoëns, Les Chalets Éléna in Les Houches and the Residence Anitéa in Valmorel.

December 21st, 2019

New MGM residence unveiled

Opening of the Amaya residence in Les Saisies.

December 19th, 2020

Daring and refined buildings

MGM continues to expand with the inauguration of Alpen Lodge Hôtel & Résidence in La Rosière and Le Roc des Tours in Grand-Bornand Chinaillon.

December 17th, 2022

Establishing a strong presence in the Aravis

MGM confirms its foothold in the Aravis region with the opening of Les Chalets de Joy in the village of Grand-Bornand.

December 23rd, 2023

Mastering the art of building in the mountains

Backed by 60 years of expertise, MGM opens 4 new residences and 1 hotel: Hotel & Residence Alhéna in Flaine Forum, Hameau de l'Ours in Manigod La Croix-Fry, Chalets Láska in Les Contamines-Montjoie and Residence Manaka in Plagne Centre.