VENICE, ITALY—JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa has soft opened ahead of its grand opening celebration in June 2015. The 250-room property was designed in collaboration with Italian architectural firm Matteo Thun & Partners and combines contemporary hotel design with the heritage of its premiere location on its own private island—Isola delle Rose (Rose Island).
The hotel buildings have been refurbished by Matteo Thun & Partners to incorporate sustainable, modern and elegant design, bringing the historic buildings and parklands of Isola delle Rose back to life as an urban resort, according to the hotel. The hotel will offer facilities that include an extensive spa, rooftop infinity pool and four restaurants, including Italian restaurant Dop0lavoro Dining Room. The 191 guestrooms provide wide glass walls and private balconies overlooking the cultivated gardens.
“The opening of our first property in Italy marks a time of great growth and development for the JW Marriott brand and this will be celebrated by a spectacular opening event in June,” said Mitzi Gaskins, VP and global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. “The new JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa exemplifies the elegance and service that have become synonymous with our brand worldwide, incorporating modern design elements with authentic Venetian offerings to create a truly genuine experience in a culturally rich market.”
With over 40 acres to explore, guests can discover numerous gardens and outdoor areas scattered with landscaped spots. Fruit arbours, olive groves and cultivated plots provide fresh ingredients for the property’s diverse food and drink offerings, including a cooking school and wine academy. Restored structures scattered around the island house a range of facilities including an events space in an original church.
The 1,750-meter spa, operated by GOCO Hospitality will open by early May and will offer both bespoke treatments and a range of classic spa rituals from product houses including !QMS Medicosmetics and Amala. It also has an indoor and outdoor aqua-tonic pool, a health club, eight treatment rooms, hammam and luxury spa suite.
Additional hotel facilities include a kid’s club and dedicated family pool, water sports such as Venetian rowing and sailing and a sensational rooftop pool offering views across the lagoon to St. Mark’s Square, which can be reached by private boat in 15 minutes.