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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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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.

Responsible travel: How do we make booking sustainable hotels easier?

Choosing a planet-friendly hotel or such type of accommodation is not about green certification, affiliation with a global think-tank of sustainability experts, or replacing plastic straws with more environmentally friendly alternatives.

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

For the hospitality industry to come out of the havoc, we all need to focus on building Ecosystems grounded on sustainable supply chains with scale, as well as create elaborative business models across the larger value chain and through strategic partnerships locally and with international entities.

The Future of Sustainability Certification: Micro-Certification?

Sustainability needs to be viewed from a large Ecosystem perspective and as such, certifying only hospitality needs to expand to everything that pollutes the world. When addressing the sustainability agenda in a multidimensional manner and across the whole supply chain, the onus is not on what you inspect but on what you expect.
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