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New development director for Cheval Collection

New development director for Cheval Collection

Cheval Collection has appointed seasoned hotels and management professional Daniel Johansson to the role director of development and acquisitions.

Johansson will be dedicated to offering his expertise to the development and expansion of Cheval Collection, as well as to pre-openings of properties and the overall process.

Prior to joining Cheval Collection, Johansson, who has over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, spent 17 years at Campbell Gray Hotels where he was a founding member.

He was part of delivering technical services, oversaw business development, master planning and the implementation of the company’s growth strategy globally.

Johansson said: “I am delighted to be joining Cheval Collection at such an exciting time, particularly with their very recent announcement of expanding into Dubai.

“I look forward to spearheading Cheval’s development and growing the company further on an international basis, together with an exceptionally professional and talented team.”


In his role as development director for Campbell Gray Hotels, Johansson was responsible for sourcing, negotiating and developing significant projects in Europe, West Indies and the Middle East.

He was also part of the pre-opening team for luxury London hotel, One Aldwych.

Prior to this he attended hotel management school in Switzerland, and received hotel training and operational experience across various hotels in Europe.

George Westwell, chief executive of Cheval Collection, added: “We are thrilled to have Daniel join Cheval Collection, and we have no doubt that he will implement a fantastic development strategy ensuring that our brand continues to thrive and grow.”

More Information

Breaking Travel News caught up with George Westwell, chief executive of Cheval Collection, earlier this year to find out more about the company.

See what he had to tell us here.