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Oetker Collection—the hotel group behind such uber-glamorous stays as the American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts properties like Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, Le Bristol Paris, Eden Rock in St Barths, and L'Apogee Courchevel, among others—is announcing a new addition to their ranks. The Woodward, a new suite-only hotel, is opening in the heart of Geneva in Spring 2021. Originally a post-Haussman style building dating back to 1901, the hotel has been meticulously overhauled (excepting, of course, its historic façade) by architect Pierre Yves-Rochon, who previously worked his magic on jet-set preferred properties like the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, the Savoy Hotel, the Peninsula Shanghai, and the Four Seasons George V. Which is not to say that The Woodward is par for the course: besides panoramic views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc, each of the Woodward’s 26 suites has also been carefully curated with what the hotel calls their own “distinct character and individual design details,” to ensure that each feels distinct in its luxurious point of view.
The rest of the property’s amenities include two restaurants transplanted from New York, where they both have Michelin stars: L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, and Le Jardinier. Both are overseen by executive chef Olivier Jean, who was formerly the executive chef at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Taipei (also Michelin starred) for seven years.
Additionally, the Woodward will have two bars, a tea room, and a private lounge located in a refashioned vault that nods to the building’s history as a bank. There is also a 1,200-meter spa spread across two floors, with a Wellness Institute by Maison Guerlain, a state-of-the-art fitness center, saunas, steam rooms, Swedish baths, a Jacuzzi, and, at 21 meters, the longest indoor hotel swimming pool in the whole of Geneva. As if Swiss-bound travelers really needed a reason to dive in.
The Woodward is opening Spring 2021. For more information visit oetkercollection.com.