We manage your hotels,
serviced apartments and workspaces

We brand and manage your residence(s), and create footfall and experiences with our restaurant concepts. All our brands are 100% owned. We operate following brand guidelines and not brand standards, which allows us to be adaptable and flexible to your project, vision and location.






Owned Brands


Room Keys


m² Coworking Space

Award-Winning CEO

The Award-winning CEO of Kerten Hospitality, Marloes Knippenberg is the driver of the organization’s disruptive and dynamic direction, creating international recognition for its collaborative and owner-focused approach. Under her leadership, the organisation mentors the next generation of hospitality leaders as part of the globally recognised GENIO Sustainability Challenge, contributes Thought Leadership to key global platforms like Hospitality Tomorrow, Hospitality Net C-Suite Panels, drives positive change in the industry through WiH and other advisory roles in flagship industry forums.

Over 30 Projects in 12 Countries

Our projects range in size from 20 to 1000+ keys, and from prime to up and coming locations owned by visionary developers, funds and real estate owners. Kerten Hospitality has become the exclusive Hospitality partner to many, playing a key role in the development of communities, destinations and bringing together the right mix of brands to create demanded real estate. Sustainable developments and next AGE of hospitality, is the common thread you will see across all our projects. Have a peek, and connect with us if you aspire to build, develop or rebrand your own.


Cloud7 Residence Ayla Aqaba

Ayla Oasis is a game-changing waterfront development situated along Jordan’s Red Sea coast is a trend-setting ‘bleisure’ destination that provides…

Saudi Arabia

Kerten Hospitality in Saudi Arabia

Located in the heart of Jeddah, The House Hotel Jeddah will be the first design luxury boutique hotel within a Mixed-Use project in Saudi Arabia. Adjacent to CityYard Plaza…

More than just a room

We manage your hotels and serviced apartments. We brand your project that includes a savvy combination of different components creating a destination to stay, work, shop, dine and socialize. We can operate all the outlets on your behalf and build a lifestyle destination with a community feel inside and out each space.

Our brands

We assist you with the planning of the most commercially savvy combination of all components hotel, serviced apartments, branded residences, serviced/home offices, restaurants, health care, retail, and anything else that is relevant to your project and vision.

Executive Team of Kerten Hospitality

Leona McDarby, CFO

Experienced financial leader in charge of global corporate fund raising Leona has 20+ years of IPO listing, commercial and financial management experience in global companies with significant operating scale and complexity. Her portfolio includes the building and opening of hotels, Global Asset Management, managing international transformational programs and served as CFO of large property development and investment groups.

Sanam Khan, Group General Counsel

Group General Counsel of Kerten has 13 years’ experience in the legal services industry, and is specialized in Corporate and Commercial Law, Succession, International Arbitration and Compliance. Qualified in Law from BPP Law School, London, she is fluent in local laws and regulations in the UAE, and the legal frameworks and practices in the GCC. Her advisory areas include cryptocurrencies, international insurance, company restructuring, distribution agreements, joint ventures, franchising and business setup, in addition to providing pre-litigation counsel and structuring transactions.

Mishary Alhajery, Country Director KSA

Mishary Alhajery is a prominent Riyadh-based real estate owner who has developed multiple hospitality projects in the past and who is an avid advocate for value-driven partnerships with organisations such as Monshaat, the General Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises, SAGIA and innovative drivers of the Smart City infrastructure. He is not only steering the growth of Kerten’s projects in Saudi Arabia, he has been proactively building communities around mixed-use projects.

Nicolai Padoan, Global Commercial Head and Director Development- Europe

An experienced hotelier who is Kerten Hospitality’s Global Commercial Head with the dual role of Director of Development Europe. He has a proven track record of delivering success by building successful teams and challenging the norm. Has 15+ years’ experience working in commercial roles within the hospitality sector, including a variety of Sales & Revenue and strategic positions for Hilton.

Antony Doucet, Brand and Marketing Director

Since the birth of the group, Antony has been involved, and led, the development of all 100% owned brands. He has been part of the opening of Hyatt Park Paris, editor of the Louis Vuitton City guide and has always been responsible for community build. One of Antony’s focus points is building communities and connecting people, which is essential to deliver successful mixed-use products.