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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Ranking Human Capital from “taking them for granted” "the" link to success

Human connections are at the centre of a community-centric ecosystem and the whole industry. They have been the corner stone of impactful projects and initiatives that not only bring people together but foster a curious mindset, genuine hospitality touch and a plethora of memorable experiences.

The solutions nature provides: how can hotels contribute and benefit?

We have reached the Critical Mass that requires an urgent #TourismRestart embracing sustainability, health and wellness at its core. If we all collectively focus on the needs of the future generations, on the purity of the air we breathe, on the transparency of food origin and tackling global hunger, then we all have a role to play! Hotels and hospitality projects in general have a big part in addressing the new Reimagined Hospitality landscape.

A look back on 2020... Lessons learned

The 2020 New Normal required a serious rethink of the hospitality space, which we accelerated by applying our DNA features: resilience, agility, and strife for innovation through impactful partnerships and transformative brand collaborations that address the needs of the evolving marketplace by curating personalized experiences and create community-centric lifestyle destinations.

S2E15 (EN) – Concepts, strategies & sustainability with Marloes Knippenberg

Marloes Knippenberg, CEO of Kerten Hospitality joined us for an in-depth talk on strategy and concepts, while letting us in on her thought process of some the corporate decisions she has taken. Beyon.

Sustainability-driven legislation: setting the right conditions for hospitality?

The triple bottom line for businesses, the community and the whole Ecosystem ultimately relies on economic performance powered by a strong drive for innovation. No legislation or tax exemption can build more impactful and outcome-focused initiatives than public-private efforts that prioritise a sustainability agenda and help ensure each entity is “walking the talk” with the implementation of innovative projects that deliver value.
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