Kersten, the best diversified conglomerate of companies in Suriname and oldest trading enterprise in the Western Hemisphere, is active in the areas of building and construction, tourism, heavy equipment, automotive, health care, intellectual property management, and real estate development. We operate through 12 active companies.
The Kersten Hospitality division was founded in December of 2007, in order to join the strengths of all already existing hospitality companies at Kersten and the new BERGENDAL Eco & Cultural River Resort venture in the interior of Suriname. The Hospitality division is comprised of Hotel Krasnapolsky, Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, Restaurant Cabana 39, Rituals Coffee House, Pizza boys, Hertz, Kersten Travel and BERGENDAL Eco & Cultural River Resort. Through combining these services, we can offer a total package that is capable of catering to the specific wishes of every guest. Whether it concerns business guests or tourists, a visit to the city or the interior, Kersten Hospitality offers an experience of great significance to all travellers.
With the BERGENDAL Eco & Cultural River Resort, the newest addition to the Kersten Hospitality division, the company aims to give new meaning to the concept of tourism accommodation in Suriname. The resort will offer visitors a new and unique tourism product, with the focus being on sustainability and the responsible use of all natural, cultural and historical resources available at the resort.
The Kersten Hospitality division strives to take tourism in Suriname to a different level, and by doing so, hopes to put Suriname on the map as a prime tropical rainforest location for international tourists in search of a new and exiting eco-cultural destination.