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Pierre-Yves Rochon creates The Woodward, a new five-star hotel for the Oetker Collection in Geneva

by Megan Whitby | 13 Sep 2021
Credit: Oetker Collection
We’re delighted to welcome guests to the spa's hushed atmosphere, access to which will be reserved for a handful of members, ensuring its exclusivity
– Julia Chaumie

After five years’ construction, Oetker Collection has unveiled its first Swiss hotel, named The Woodward, in the heart of Geneva, complete with views of Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva.

The hotel was born after a renovation of the existing building – formerly a hotel and bank – by architect Pierre-Yves Rochon – with spacious apartment-style suites in a refined, contemporary style.

The design is enhanced by decorative elements including Lalique door handles, marble fireplaces, handcrafted wallpaper and wood marquetry sliding doors.

Rochon commented: “The Woodward is more than just a five-star hotel. It’s been made to feel like a spectacular lake house, with all the familiar comforts of an intimate mansion. No detail has been overlooked.

"The interiors display an ambience that is both traditional and modern, honouring the Genevan heritage of the building while bringing it into the present day.”

Owned by Bastion Holdings group, The Woodward joins Oetker's portfolio of iconic locations including Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, Le Bristol in Paris and The Lanesborough in London.

Located in the historic post-Haussmann style building, built in 1901, the 26-suite hotel upholds Oetker’s commitment to wellbeing and is home to the exclusive Club Woodward featuring a 1,200sq m Guerlain Spa, 24-hour Technogym gym and a 21-metre indoor swimming pool – claimed to be the largest private pool in the city.

The private club is spread across two floors and is reserved for The Woodward’s clients and just 90 private members. Its opening marks the launch of Guerlain’s first Swiss spa.

Annual membership to Club Woodward costs CHF 7,500 (€6,896, £5,873, US$8,123).

The hotel offering is complete with two gourmet restaurants – Le Jardinier and L’Atelier Robuchon.

Oetker Collection  Guerlain  The Woodward  Pierre-Yves Rochon  Gharieni 
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After five years’ construction, Oetker Collection has unveiled its first Swiss hotel, named The Woodward, in the heart of Geneva, complete with views of Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva. The hotel was born after a renovation of the existing building – formerly a hotel and bank – by architect Pierre-Yves Rochon – with spacious apartment-style suites in a refined, contemporary style. The design is enhanced by decorative elements including Lalique
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Oetker Collection unveils exclusive wellness club and Guerlain Spa at new five-star Geneva hotel
After five years’ construction, German hotel management company Oetker Collection has unveiled its first Swiss hotel named The Woodward in the heart of Geneva, complete with views of Mont Blanc and Lake Geneva.
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