Daniel Köppel


Director of Sustainability Development




Untermüli 9,
Zug, 6300, Switzerland


+41 71 228 0914


+41 79 373 1465


Daniel joined Horwath HTL Switzerland in 2018 and holds the position of Director of Sustainability Development. His main responsibilities lie in the field of data-based Environmental Sustainability Management systems for Hospitality and Tourism concepts on top of supporting the team in all ongoing agendas.

With over 30 years international experience within Europe’s & Asia’s Hospitality Industry, Daniel has been managing hotels and F&B operations in Asia since 1992 for private owners and International Hotel Management Corporations such as Starwood, Rezidor and Accor in Vietnam, Singapore, China, Thailand and Cambodia. His concept-management exposure is hands on and versatile, being exposed to luxury, business and economy standard hotels. He was involved in operations such as fine dining, bars & nightclubs, cruise lines, process re-engineering and quality management system implementations (ISO 9001:2000).

Daniel is a certified Hotelier by Belvoirpark Hotel Management School, holds several certificates from Cornell University, and in 2009 & 2010 he specialized his existing hospitality expertise with a Master in Environmental Management and Technology from the University of North-Western Switzerland, School of Life science.

Daniel maximized his extensive network to support environmentally conscious hoteliers by connecting them with EarthCheck. He trained corporate positions as well as entire head of department teams in Bangkok, Malaysia and the Maldives. Since 2013 Daniel provided successfully in excess of 220 individual, two man-days, 3rd party, onsite Environmental management system auditing services. Audited properties and brands include:

  • Vivanta by Taj
  • Dusit Thani
  • IHG in Singapore, Hong Kong & Malaysia
  • Banyantree
  • Angsana
  • Cheval Blanc (LMVH)
  • Gili Lankanfushi
  • One & Only Reethirah
  • Centara International
  • Caravelle Hotel
  • Penninsula
  • Thai Country Club
  • Laguna Golf Phuket
  • Laguna Golf Bintan
  • Laguna Golf Lang Co
  • Kempinski Hotels (Europe)
  • Design Hotels (Italy)