The property is surrounded by the beautiful Lake Geneva with a magnificent Mont Blanc view
December 3, 2020: Oetker Collection has announced the inauguration of “The Woodward” in spring 2021, the latest hotel in the heart of Geneva next to the shores of Lake Geneva, offering a panaromic view of Mont Blanc. Owned by Bastion Holdings, the property was originally built in 1901 by French architect François Durel, in a post-Haussmann style. The hotel is located on Quai Wilson and is currently being completely transformed and carefully reimagined by world-renowned architect Pierre-Yves Rochon.
The hotel has classic meets contemporary interiors, providing a stylish city sanctuary with spectacular lake and mountain views. Each of the 26-suites have been carefully curated to possess their own distinct character and individual design details with signature flourishes including marble fireplaces and bookcases. Twenty one of the suites have a full lake view. 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.
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. 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.
The exquisite property will offer two bars and a tea-room, as well as a private digestif lounge, which takes the buildings history as a bank into the modern-day through the transformation of a former vault.
It will also allow its guest to relax in the the hotel’s 1,200 square metre spa, which will also include a Wellness Institute by Maison Guerlain and a 21-metre indoor swimming pool – the longest in Geneva. The spa will offer exclusive treatments by Guerlain across six wellness suites, including one for couples and a corner dedicated to men.
Christophe Aldunate, CEO of Bastion Management commented, “We are delighted that The Woodward will be joining the iconic Oetker Collection, a brand that upholds the highest standards in hospitality and who we trust to breathe renewed passion, flair and life into this historic Geneva location.”
The current portfolio of Oetker Collection includes Le Bristol Paris, Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden, Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, Château Saint-Martin & Spa in Venice, The Lanesborough London, L’Apogée Courchevel, Eden Rock-St Barths, Jumby Bay Island in Antigua, Palácio Tangará in São Paulo and more than 150 private villas and estates around the globe. The Bastion Collection group owns 15 unique restaurant & food concepts globally.