Oetker Collection to open property in Geneva in 2021
Oetker Collection will launch a new property in Switzerland next spring.
The Woodward in Geneva, which sits on Lake Geneva at Quai Wilson, will be the city’s first all-suite hotel.
Originally built in 1901 by French architect Francois Durel in a post-Haussmann style, and formerly a national bank, the hotel is currently being completely refurbished by renowned architect Pierre-Yves Rochon.
When completed, the property will comprise 26 suites, two restaurants run by Michelin-starred chefs, two bars, a tearoom and a private digestif and cigar lounge located in a former bank vault.
The majority of suites will have lake views and are set to feature “distinct character" and individual design details like marble fireplaces and bookcases.
The Woodward in Geneva will also feature a large spa, which will include a Wellness Institute by Maison Guerlain, a gym, two saunas, two steam rooms, two Swedish baths, a Jacuzzi and a 21-metre indoor swimming pool – the longest in Geneva.
Timo Gruenert, chief executive 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.”
Christophe Aldunate, chief executive of Bastion Management, which owns the hotel, added: “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 new property will bring Oetker Collection’s portfolio of hotels to 11.