Kerten appoints Group General Counsel Tara Marlow to strengthen Group’s Global footprint growth and openings

Kerten Hospitality, a mixed-use, ESG and way of life operator, appoints Tara Marlow as Group General Counsel primarily based within the Group’s UAE workplace, from the place Tara will likely be supporting and strengthening the footprint growth in current and new markets whereas on the identical time supporting the a number of ongoing openings in KSA, Kuwait, Georgia, Italy, UAE and Egypt to call a number of that are set to open within the subsequent 12 months alone.

Tara Marlow, a British nationwide who has lived within the UAE since 2004, is a extremely skilled lawyer in actual property growth and the Hotels & Leisure trade, with over 20 years of expertise.


Tara has been persistently ranked by worldwide authorized directories Chambers Global and Legal 500 as a number one particular person within the Hotels & Leisure market and was recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a ‘Global Elite Thought Leader in Hospitality – EMEA’ 2020.

Tara joins Kerten following a few years as a Partner and Regional Head of Real Estate and Hotels & Leisure, with the MENA area’s largest regulation agency, Al Tamimi & Co, the place she created the agency’s extensively revered Hotels follow. Tara additionally beforehand held the place of Vice President, Legal for MAF Hospitality, working hand in hand with seasoned lodge professionals from varied worldwide manufacturers, the place she additionally established and managed the authorized operate, and supplied authorized help to the enterprise because it developed its portfolio of accommodations.  She has been an lively member of the Advisory Committee of the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference and, as a personal follow lawyer, has been extensively printed and an everyday speaker at trade conferences all through the Middle East.

Commenting on the appointment, Marloes Knippenberg, CEO of Kerten Hospitality stated: “We are honoured to welcome Tara to the Kerten household. Tara is a follower and supporter of Kerten Hospitality since its delivery. To have somebody of Tara’s calibre imagine in Kerten’s future imaginative and prescient and be part of the group is one more nice achievement. Tara shares Kerten’s owner-centric focus, and we imagine that she will likely be instrumental in our speedy progress and in assembly our ESG-focused enterprise aims that ship a return to all stakeholders concerned – house owners, buyers, visitors and communities round our initiatives.”

Tara Marlow, Group General Counsel at Kerten stated: “I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of such a progressive, optimistic, agile and future-focused hospitality participant who has introduced innovation within the trade to new heights.  I’m very excited to be part of Kerten’s subsequent stage of progress and to be working with the group within the ongoing transformation of its enterprise.  I significantly welcome the chance to get to know our house owners and to have the ability to proceed to boost and help the alignment of our proprietor’s pursuits with ours, which is so key to our basic precept of human connection and mutual success.”



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