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Marloes Knippenberg

CEO of Kerten Hospitality

Marloes Knippenberg

The Chief Executive Officer of Kerten Hospitality, Marloes Knippenberg, has an innovative mindset that has established the organization as a disruptive, dynamic international hospitality group dedicated to the management of mixed-use developments in key global destinations.

Her journey in the hospitality field started with Hilton where Marloes held senior operational and commercial management positions for over a decade. At the helm of Kerten Hospitality, which she developed and launched with the backing of Kerten, Ireland-based investment vehicle, Marloes has grown the organization’s operational and pipeline portfolio from one brand in one country to 10 aspirational lifestyle-driven concepts in 35 development projects across 3 continents.

Marloes continuously pioneers the role of innovation across the larger ecosystem with the aim to establish an industry platform where technology, hospitality and sustainability coexist and evolve for the benefit of consumers, investors and businesses.

She is on Advisory Board of flagship events like IHIDC – Vienna, AHIC - UAE, HITEC - Dubai, IHIF - Berlin and is frequently invited to contribute Though Leadership to industry forums: ITHIC - Italy, SHIC - Saudi Arabia, HOST – London and The Retail Summit, Dubai.

Marloes has been listed in the Hotelier Middle East Power List 2019 ranking the region’s most influential industry professionals.

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Insights by Marloes Knippenberg (11)

The (Green) Recovery Imperative: Hospitality Re-Set Or Bouncing Forward?

Whether hoteliers will do what they can to use the current crisis as an opportunity to be (better) prepared and (more) resilient when the next crisis hits - and the climate emergency for many destinations will be a question of survival - probably depends on their own values and purpose of doing business.

The Future of Sustainability Certification: Micro-Certification?

Micro-certification - while certainly useful for hospitality businesses in that they could pick what they need and thus experience a lower entrance barrier to sustainability assessment - would complicate things as customers have no idea what kind of factors contribute to a specific badge or label.

The New Normal...are we going to continue to cocoon?

Having been surrounded by our four walls for the past couple of months and slowly spotting signs of hibernation, I believe the 'new normal' looks a lot like cocooning in a safe environment, where anything you need happens in your own surroundings, or is delivered straight to your door.

Hygiene and Sustainability: How to make both work?

Whilst we are seeing an increase in some types of SUP due to COVID-19 (hopefully temporarily), we are also suggesting to accommodation providers that this is a great time to break some old habits, particularly around hotel room amenities.

New Trends and Reinventions that will change the Industry forever and become the new Normal

Dirk Bakker, CEO Netherlands & Head of Hotels EMEA, Colliers InternationalIn discussion withNavneet Bali, Founder and CEO, LyvInnMarloes Knippenberg, CEO, Kerten HospitalityHans Meyer, Co-Founder & Managing Director, ZokuMark Selawry, Vice President – Hospitality, ACT.
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