A historic building in the heart of Geneva with lake and mountain views and design by Pierre-Yves Rochon. Welcome to The Woodward!
Staying at one of the Grandes Dames hotels on the shores of Lake Geneva and waking up to the view of the Jet d’Eau is quite an experience. Apart from its stunning location, The Woodward hotel, the grandioso palace hotel with the historic facade that has just opened also boasts an exquisite design by acclaimed French interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon.
At The Woodward, which is Geneva’s first suite-only hotel guests find classic-meets-contemporary interiors, providing a stylish city sanctuary with spectacular lake and mountain views. Each of the 26-suites has been carefully curated to possess their own distinct character and individual design details with signature flourishes including marble fireplaces and bookcases.
The jewels in the crown are the Presidential Suite, designed in elegant ivory tones and offering panoramic lake views from every room with a private dining room and loggia, and the Royal Suite, reached by private lift and designed to resemble a chic Parisian apartment.
Dining at The Woodward
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. After 7 years as Executive Chef of L’Atelier in Taipei (1*), Chef Olivier Jean will be at the helm of the kitchens at The Woodward. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon will feature the legendary chef’s open kitchen concept, creating a theatrical dining experience for 36 guests seated around the counter, as well as two dining rooms that can be privatised. Le Jardinier, a play on the French word for ‘gardener’, by Michelin-starred chef Alain Verzeroli, will be the restaurant’s first foray into Europe following the success of its outposts in New York and Miami. Rooted in classic French techniques, Chef Verzeroli, who has maintained for 11 consecutive years seven stars in the Michelin guide for Joël Robuchon’s three restaurants in Tokyo, is renowned for creating innovative dishes where vegetables play a starring role, many of which are vegan, and dairy and gluten-free. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the concept of embracing nature will be reflected in the dining experience with the restaurant housed within two glass-walled verandas overlooking the lake. Upping the ante on Geneva’s culinary scene, both restaurants will have a focus on using local produce and suppliers, including the high artisanal quality, Geneva-based Stettler chocolate and Geneva pastry institution Castrischer. With this in mind, the desserts will all be signed by Salvatore Martone, Robuchon disciple and Corporate Pastry Chef of Bastion Group. The Woodward will also offer two bars and a tea room, as well as a private digestif lounge, which takes the building’s history as a bank into the modern-day through the transformation of a former vault.
Wellness at The Woodward
In keeping with Oetker Collection’s commitment to wellbeing, the hotel’s 1,200 square metre spa will include a Wellness Institute by Maison Guerlain and a 21-metre indoor swimming pool – the longest in Geneva. There will be 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, including one for couples and a corner dedicated to men.