A historic transformation creates Geneva’s first all-suite hotel designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, with restaurants by L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and vegetable driven Le Jardinier by Alain Verzeroli, as well as a 1,200 square metre Spa by Maison Guerlain. 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 has been carefully curated to possess its own distinct character and individual design details with signature flourishes including marble fireplaces and bookcases. 21 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.
The hotel was originally built in 1901 by French architect François Durel, in post-Haussmann style, and is currently being completely transformed and carefully reimagined by world-renowned architect Pierre-Yves Rochon.
The Woodward will have a 1,200 m2 spa including a Wellness Institute by Maison Guerlain and a 21-metre indoor swimming pool – the longest in Geneva. There will also 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. Beyond the historic façade, guests will find classic-meets-contemporary interiors, providing a stylish city sanctuary with spectacular lake and mountain views.
After 7 years as Executive Chef of L’Atelier in Taipei, 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. After Paris, Tokyo, New York, Shanghai, Las Vegas and Miami, Geneva welcomes the first and only Swiss address for the French chef.
Le Jardinier, a play on the French word for ‘gardener’, by 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 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.
The property is likely to open doors to guests next spring.