The new JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa opened this month on a 40-acre private island accessible via a 15-minute private yacht transfer across the lagoon from St. Mark’s Square.
For JW Marriott’s first resort in Europe, this property makes quite a splash. There are actually five different accommodation options, beginning with The Hotel. The 191 rooms have large window walls and private balconies overlooking the manicured gardens.
Other options, offering interesting opportunities for semi-private room blocks, are the 12-room La Residenza, leading out to private gardens by the spa and lagoon. The L’Uliveto collection of 26 guest rooms all have views of the old olive groves. La Maisonette has 20 split-level suites with private patios and gardens, while a few also have pools overlooking the canal and church.
For individual incentive winners, La Villa Rose is an exclusive private retreat with two bedrooms set in a private garden with a pool.
“The opening of our first property in Italy marks a time of great growth and development for the JW Marriott brand,” says Mitzi Gaskins, VP/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.”
For group experiences on-property, JW Marriott Venice features a cooking school and wine academy for interactive F&B events, which sounds pretty fantastic.
For leisure and wellness, the 20,000-sf GOCO is the largest in Venice, with a wide range range of spa treatments using QMS Medicosmetics and Amala products. There is also an indoor and outdoor aqua-tonic pool, a hammam, one luxury spa suite, and another pool on the roof, where you can see the dome of the Santa Maria della Salute basilica glistening in the famous Venetian light.