Oetker Collection will raise its flag in Switzerland with the addition of The Woodward in Geneva. Located in the heart of the city, the new hotel sits directly on the shores of Lake Geneva, offering panoramic views of Mont Blanc.
Originally built in 1901 in a post-Haussmann style, the hotel is located on Quai Wilson. Architect Pierre-Yves Rochon is currently working on carefully reimagining the hotel for its new owners.
Beyond The Woodward’s historic façade, guests will find classic-meets-contemporary interiors, providing a stylish city sanctuary with spectacular lake and mountain views. Each of the 26-suites have been curated to possess their own character, with signature flourishes including marble fireplaces and bookcases. Full lake views are available in 21 of the suites.
World-class dining experiences will be provided by L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Le Jardinier, both recipients of Michelin stars for their New York outposts, which are owned and operated by Bastion Group.
Both restaurants will focus on using local produce and suppliers, including the high artisanal quality, Geneva-based Stettler chocolate and Geneva pastry institution Castrischer. The Woodward will also offer two bars and a tea-room, as well as a private digestif lounge. The longe brings the building’s history as a bank into the present through the transformation of a former vault.
The hotel’s 1,200-square-metre spa will include a Wellness Institute by Maison Guerlain and a 21-metre indoor swimming pool. It will include a state-of-the-art gym, two saunas, two steam rooms, two Swedish baths and a jacuzzi. Guests will be able to enjoy exclusive treatments by Guerlain across six wellness suites.
Timo Gruenert, CEO of Oetker Collection said, “Our hotels are all unique masterpieces in their own right, and The Woodward fits in perfectly with its extraordinary location, refined interior design and exciting culinary offerings. We will deliver warm, luxury hospitality and I am convinced that our company’s values of family spirit, elegance and genuine kindness will bring this iconic building to life, and ensure guests will quickly feel at home in this new jewel on Lake Geneva.”
The Woodward has been flagged to open in Spring 2021.
Oetker Collection’s current stable of properties are concentrated in France, and include Le Bristol Paris, Chateau Saint-Martic & Spa in Venice, Hotel du Cape-Eden-Roc in Antibes and L’Apogee Courchevel. The stable also includes Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa and Villa Stephanie, both in Baden-Baden, Germany; The Lanesborough in London, UK; Palacio Tangara in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Jumbo Bay Island in the West Indies.
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