IHIF Speaker Profile

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Marloes Knippenberg is Cloud Executive Officer (CEO) of the brand new Cloud.7 Hotels, a dynamic and innovative new hotel management company and concept, with hotels developed for the curious and connected travellers of today.

The Cloud.7 brand pillars are based on a mission to delight both the introvert and extrovert, bringing together comfortable cosy ‘clouds’ – the rooms - with Cloud.7’s unique social and sharing environments and the newest technology, all gathered around the maximisation of profitability per square meter for the owners.

Cloud.7 is launching its first hotel in Istanbul, Turkey with plans to sign 15 new hotel property deals in the next two years to expand the hotel group into Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and the Middle East, areas where the demand for new concepts is growing faster than supply.

Marloes started her career with Hilton's award-winning fast track program, after which she successfully held senior operational & 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, she returned to hospitality where her heart and expertise lays, and developed & launched the new concept Cloud.7 hotels with a young, expert and tech savvy team.

Dynamic, passionate and dedicated to delivering results, Marloes now is focussed on bringing to life the 15 Cloud.7 properties which are defined by an affordable but aspirational hotel experience for both investors and guests.

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