CEO, International Hospitality Development | Kerten Capital
Marloes Knippenberg started her career with Hilton’s award-winning fast track program, after which she successfully held senior operational and commercial management positions in Europe, Turkey and the Middle East, leaving Hilton in 2013 to become an entrepreneur. Testing the waters, she partnered with a Venetian Contessa and developed a line of Italian products for the American and Middle Eastern market. Following its success, dynamic, passionate and dedicated to delivering results, Knippenberg returned to hospitality where her heart and expertise lay, developing and launching Kerten Hospitality.
Kerten Hospitality is a division of Kerten, a leading investment firm dedicated to creating value and profitable growth using expertise, commitment and innovative approach. Kerten Hospitality is the umbrella brand for a portfolio of hospitality brands that can be operated in any boutique mixed-use projects. The hands-on approach adds a unique value to every project, as it allows for full comprehension, partnership transparency and flexibility. Creating value for all stakeholders through profitable growth and operational improvements, efficient capital management and corporate restructuring. Brands under the group include House Hotels – a portfolio of luxury boutique hospitality experiences for travellers in the know; Cloud7Hotels – a mid-market lifestyle concept; Ouspace – offices that provide an inspirational working environment for a developed and sophisticated audience; and Frikadell – a tech-savvy premium burger brand.