Geneva has no shortage of five-star hotels, but the latest addition to the city’s roster is a little unusual. Scheduled to open in spring 2021, The Woodward comprises 26 suites, 21 of which have full lake views. Located on the lakeside Quai Wilson, the property was built in 1901 but has been comprehensively redesigned by celebrated architect Pierre-Yves Rochon.
The Woodward will be the 10th hotel to become part of the prestigious Oetker Collection, a family-owned hotel management company that includes iconic properties such as the Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden, Le Bristol Paris and the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera. The new hotel will feature two ambitious restaurants, including Le Jardinier by Michelin-starred chef Alain Verzeroli, who won no fewer than seven Michelin stars for Joël Robuchon’s three restaurants in Tokyo. Otherwise, the property’s chief amenity will be a 13,000-square-foot Guerlain spa with a 70-foot indoor swimming pool.