The Woodward, a new hotel in the heart of Geneva, has introduced two Michelin-starred dining concepts ahead of its launch.

Slated to open next Spring, the 26-key hotel will feature two dining experiences – L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Le Jardinier – both recipients of Michelin stars at their New York outposts.

Following seven 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 just 36 guests seated around the counter, as well as two dining rooms that can be privatised.

Le Jardinier by Michelin-starred chef Alain Verzeroli – a play on the French word for ‘gardener’ – 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 – who has maintained seven stars for 11 consecutive years in the Michelin guide for Joël Robuchon’s three restaurants in Tokyo – is renowned for creating innovative dishes where vegetables play a starring role, many of which are vegan, 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.

Both restaurants will have a focus on local produce and suppliers, including the high artisanal quality, Geneva-based Stettler chocolate and Geneva pastry institution, Castrischer. With this in mind, desserts will all be signed by Salvatore Martone, Robuchon disciple and Corporate Pastry Chef of Bastion Group.

The food and beverage offering will also include two bars and a tea room, as well as a private digestif and cigar lounge, which takes the building’s rich history as a former national bank into the modern-day, through the preservation and reimagination of a former banking vault.

Situated directly on the shores of Lake Geneva, The Woodward is the 10th hotel in Oetker Collection’s portfolio. Originally built in 1901 by French architect François Durel in a post-Haussmann style, the property is currently undergoing a complete transformation led by architect Pierre-Yves Rochon.