The Woodward hotel opens in Geneva with masses of luxurious perks

It is about time that the metropolis know for Patek Philippe, Rolex and Omega acquired a hotel well worth synchronizing with.

Opened in October, moments in advance of the Omicron variant set European vacation back again however once again, the Woodward is the swishest new resort in a city which is synonymous with luxury.

To begin, the 5-star continue to be is a member of the tony Oekter Selection, which incorporates other superrich escapes these as Jumby Bay in Antigua, Le Bristol in Paris and Eden Roc in St. Barts, to name a number of.

With pedigree like that it must be clear that you won’t be keeping in a common area — you virtually have no choice but to splurge.

That’s for the reason that all of the Woodward’s 26 rooms are suites (costs start out at approximately $1,340 for each evening). But there are suites and then there are suites and the hotel has a couple definitely impressive dwelling-sized upper flooring mansions to offer you.

For occasion, the sprawling Presidential Suite is tricked out with initial artworks, marquetry, custom made rugs (watchful with the red wine for God’s sake), lacquered wooden cabinets, White Carrara marble and additional square meters than you can shake your cigar at.

Exterior of the Woodward.
Starting off at $1,340 a night, each and every space at the Woodward is a suite.
The Woodward

But the rub listed here is that those ridiculously high priced elements are in all of the rooms — and most have beautiful views of Lake Geneva and Mont Blanc in the distance.

The resort — located up coming to the unique League of Nations, just a 10 minute walk from the city’s bustling aged city chocolate retailers — was initially created in 1901 by French architect François Durel, in submit-Haussmann design. It afterwards served as the most Swiss of establishments: a private financial institution.

Now, the setting up has been restored to its previous glory by architect Pierre-Yves Rochon. But a significant listing of considerably less-effectively-recognised artisan specialists have touched each individual floor in the hotel’s inside, giving it a “I can not believe that a hotel spent money on this” really feel.

An interior of a room inside the Woodward.
1 of only 26 of them inside of the former bank.
The Woodward

Just about every very good hotel has a fantastic spa, but the Woodward has a different ace up its sleeve. They’ve partnered with luxury French make-up and fragrance brand Guerlain. The two-floor spa space is the models very first property in Switzerland.

The collabs really don’t stop there either. The hotel has not just one but two eating places from the late Michelin-master Joël Robuchon, the famed L’Atelier and plant-targeted La Jardinier.

Both equally great-eating institutions are Swiss firsts.

Interior of the Robuchon's L'Aterlier restaurant
The late Joël Robuchon has a L’Atelier outpost within the resort.
The Woodward

The hotel has other perks involve a tearoom, two bars, as nicely as a associates-only cigar lounge, which occupies the former lender vault.

Geneva is recognised for watches, chocolate, snooty searching and to the literati “Frankenstein” (Mary Shelly wrote it below just after all). Now, it can add “hotels you never want to leave” to the record.