Marloes Knippenberg adds another feather to her cap

Awarded Business Woman of the Year Award 2020.

Marloes Knippenberg, CEO of Kerten Hospitality already a well known name in the hospitality industry was awarded by CEO Today 2020 Business Woman of the Year Award. Marloes is the only leader from the hospitality industry who has been recognized with this global award given to CEOs who have demonstrated expertise in taking their organisations to new heights.

Marloes’ innovative mindset has established Kerten Hospitality as a disruptive, dynamic international hospitality group dedicated to the management of mixed-use developments in key global destinations. Starting with a single hotel, her dynamic leadership has seen the company take giant strides, establishing multiple brands and cementing Kerten Hospitality as a boutique mixed-use operator of choice by creating customised lifestyle destinations that give owners a huge amount of flexibility and deliver a strong return on investment.

Kerten Hospitality will see 4 projects welcome guests in 2020 starting with the organisation’s first mixed-use project that will be opening as part of a unique lifestyle destination in Jeddah later this year. Marloes says, “This project was born as a dream of our Saudi Arabian owners who had a vision of new hospitality. At the time no one envisioned the country would go through such transformation with a stronger hospitality.”

The other projects opening this year include Cloud 7 Residence Ayla Aqaba, The House Hotel Al Khiran in Kuwait and The House Hotel Tbilisi in Georgia, in addition to 2 newly signed mix-use developments. “Our brands are agile and they can be combined with other brands to forge partnerships that, in turn, foster communities and collaborations. This is one of our core beliefs.”

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