JW Marriott Hotels and Resorts will open its first European hotel in Venice in March this year.
The 266-room property, created in collaboration with Italian architecture firm Matteo Thun and Partners is located on its own island with views over St Mark’s Square and La Serenissima.
Set on 40 acres of landscaped fruit arbours, olive groves and vegetable and herb gardens, the hotel has four restaurants, five bars, a cooking school and wine academy. Restored outbuildings scattered around the island house a range of facilities including a picturesque function space in an old church and the spa.
The 1,750-metre spa, operated by GOCO Hospitality, is the largest in Venice and has an indoor and outdoor aqua-tonic pool, a health club, eight treatment rooms, a hammam and luxury spa suite.
Additional hotel facilities will include a kid’s club and dedicated family pool, water sports such as canoeing and sailing, and al rooftop pool with views across the lagoon to St. Mark’s Square, which can be reached by private boat in just fifteen minutes. Guests will also be able to try authentic Murano Glass and Venetian Mask making with weekly workshops led by local artisans.