Women in Hospitality: 19 - Marloes Knippenberg

Kerten Hospitality chief executive officer

Marloes Knippenberg
Marloes Knippenberg

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 

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