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Kerten Hospitality chief executive officer

When Marloes Knippenberg, CEO of Kerten Hospitality spoke to Hotelier Middle East last year. it was clear that growth is a major priority.

Knippenberg has grown the company from one brand in one country to an international presence with a pipeline of 20 projects. Looking ahead to next year, she reveals: “KH is looking forward to even bigger things in 2020, with our second Ouspace set to open in Q1, as part of the upcoming 114-key The House Hotel Jeddah – a boutique luxury concept"

In addition to growth strategies, her company has diversity and inclusion at its core. She says: “40% of our core executive team are women which just goes to show the amazing female talent that is out there.”

By the numbers 

  • 4.5 years in the role
  • 4.5 years in the company 
  • 7 years in the region 
  • 13 years in hospitality 
Hotelier Middle East Staff
Story Relations: 
Women in Hospitality: 20 - Stephanie AbouJaoude
Women in Hospitality: 21 - Alison Grinnell
Women in Hospitality: 22 - Sharihan Al Mashary
Published Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2020 - 12:45
Modified Date: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 09:47

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