Posted 3/15/2013 - 12:35:48 AM
VENICE–Marriott International's JW Marriott brand plans to open the 266-room JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa on the private island of Sacca Sessola, located in the Venetian lagoon, in 2014.
The resort, which will mark the luxury brand's first property in Italy, will operate under a management agreement with an affiliate of Aareal Bank AG. The island of Sacca Sessola is located a short boat ride from Venice.
The JW Marriott brand currently has 59 properties in its portfolio and is represented in Europe with hotels in the UK, France, Turkey, Romania and Azerbaijan.
In addition to restaurants and lounges, 13,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, the Venice resort will feature a health club, full-service spa and indoor, outdoor and rooftop swimming pools.