Luxury serviced apartment specialist Cheval announces brand expansion

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(5 December 2018)Luxury serviced apartment specialist Cheval is delighted to announce the expansion of its brand beyond Cheval Residences with the launch of Cheval Collection, a platform to expand the Cheval brand in an international context. 

Cheval Collection is a portfolio of brands, currently including Cheval Residences and the newly created Cheval Maison, for property investors looking to stand out with a distinctive product.Cheval Collection is actively looking to manage third party assets and invest in new properties, both in the UK and overseas, that will fit within these brands and, ultimately, will result in Cheval presenting a diverse product offering in key locations around the world. 

“With over 35 years’ experience in the accommodation sector, developing and managing luxury serviced apartments and residences, Cheval is one of the most experienced luxury operators in the marketplace and we are thrilled to be continuing to evolve by launching Cheval Collection, a new holding company to build on the success of Cheval Residences – eight properties in prime locations across central London,” says George Westwell, CEO of Cheval Collection. 

“Cheval Collection includes the already established luxury Cheval Residences brand as well as the new Cheval Maison brand – with the potential for further brands to be established – and positions Cheval as the pre-eminent leader in luxury accommodation worldwide for any length of stay. Cheval Collection has extensive expertise and resource available to take on new projects, from inception to opening – alongside support functions across the business, from technical services, operations and facilities management, to revenue and reservations, human resources and sales and marketing. Properties within Cheval Collection will be located worldwide and we are very much looking forward to sharing the new locations for our properties, and the first Cheval Maison, in due course.” 

About Cheval Maison – new brand 

Cheval Maison, well-suited to both business travel and short and long term leisure breaks,is the smart way to stay in the city and feel part of the neighbourhood. Cheval Maison guests can choose a location and a smartly designed apartment to suit their needs and their budget with the confidence they’ll be living just like a local, without compromising on creature comforts. Apartments range from studios to three bedroom apartments and are all fully equipped, spacious and boast a contemporary design that reflects an authentic local experience. 

Guests of Cheval Maison receive a welcome basket on arrival, a ‘grab and go’ facility with drinks and light snacks available to purchase, communal space designed for working, socialising and browsing, daily service with linen changed every three days and access to local community events and exclusive offers. 

About Cheval Residences – existing brand 

The existing Cheval Residences properties,ideal for both relocation and luxury leisure travel, provide guests with an exclusive address in the heart of the city; offering a luxurious way to enjoy the city from an extraordinary location, with the independence of living in a highly prestigious, personalised space. 

The current residences include a total of 512 apartments, ranging from generously sized open plan one bedroom layouts to grand penthouses, all situated in prime locations across London. Each of the residences, which all have their own individual style, share the same ethos and levels of service rarely enjoyed outside the world’s finest hotels, offers a dedicated concierge service to support any guests’ needs, from making personal travel arrangements and taking care of laundry to organising a personal chef to come in and cook in the apartments fully equipped kitchens. 

The history of Cheval

The Cheval story began in Knightsbridge, London with the acquisition of the first property in 1983 in Cheval Place and Cheval Collection currently consists of a portfolio of eight luxury properties in central London operating under the Cheval Residences brand. Cheval Three Quaysat the Tower of London opened in 2014 as the iconic property in East London and Cheval Gloucester Parkis scheduled to reopen in 2019 as the iconic property of West London.

Alongside the growth of the serviced apartment industry within the UK and Europe, Cheval has had the opportunity to receive recognition for its achievements. In 2018 alone, Cheval was shortlisted for 13 awards including the EMMAs for Best Serviced Apartment Provider and the Serviced Apartment Awards for Best Use of Technology. In 2017, Cheval won Best Serviced Apartment Provider in the Re:Locate Awards. 

Cheval Collection is continually investing in its products, from soft refurbishments to larger renovations, and is committed to investing in new technology as it comes onto the market. This summer, Cheval launched its new website featuring the world’s first booking engine powered by artificial intelligence (AI), Allora. Since the launch of the new website, Cheval has seen a 35% uplift in traffic.In late summer 2018 Cheval launched an interactive guest-facing app for its Residences brand, with information on all eight properties as well as live messaging functionality.Cheval has also been the first within the serviced apartment sector to integrate the What3Wordssatellite mapping app across all eight of the company’s existing London residences.

For further information about Cheval Collection, visit www.chevalcollection.com

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