A true Venetian escape
Learn to cook authentic Venetian dishes, soak in a heavenly hammam or bathe in secluded sunlight in your own private garden with JW Marriott’s luxury island getaway
The JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa sits on the Isola delle Rose, a large private island in the lagoon around Venice, making it one of the most magical locations of any hotel with one of the prettiest-sounding addresses. Named after the roses that grow in its 16 hectares of lush park and gardens, the resort perfectly captures the essence of the city they call ‘La Serenissima’, the serene one. It is a fairy-tale place to reconnect safely with loved ones and the perfect hideaway for those who want to be surrounded by wide green spaces for outdoor activities, while being only a short boat ride from the centre of Venice itself.
Wellness on the water
The youngest of Venice’s islands, for years Isola delle Rose was a place people came to recuperate, where they could take advantage of the cool breeze blown in by the lagoon’s currents. Opened in 2015, the numerous buildings and former infirmary were reimagined by the Italian architect Matteo Thun. Through winding paths and gardens filled with willow, lime, magnolia and horse chestnut trees, Thun has built a verdant idyll away from the busy streets of Venice.
There are two swimming pools, a complimentary boat service that makes reaching the city safe and stress-free, while the state-of-the-art spa also offers a place of refuge and relaxation.
The JW Venice Spa, Venice’s only water’s edge spa, was voted Europe’s Best Resort Spa at the World Spa Awards. All eight treatment rooms have views of the Venice skyline while the heated indoor pool extends outdoors through a moveable glass wall. The traditional hammam echoes Venice’s historic connection with the Ottoman Empire, the Himalayan salt wall in the Finnish sauna deepens the cleansing effect of the heat while yoga and meditation classes are held in the gardens and on the deck overlooking the lagoon.
La Dolce Vita
The resort’s four restaurants are rooted in the tradition of the orti of Venice, the vegetable gardens on the lagoon’s islands that have supplied the city with produce for hundreds of years. The island is home to Venice’s only olive grove, the century-old trees and the organic kitchen garden providing guests with dishes that sing with colour and flavour.
At Cucina, expect enticing aromas of freshly baked bread and pastries for breakfast and summer evenings eating pizza on the terrace. Sagra, the resort’s rooftop restaurant, is inspired by Italy’s food festivals and its sharing platters take guests on a culinary tour from Piedmont to Puglia. Fiola at Dopolavoro is the fine dining destination from Michelin-starred chef Fabio Trabocchi, where fresh, daily produce from Venice’s famous Rialto market is brought together in dishes such as white asparagus and caviar, soft shell crab and lobster ravioli. Giardino is ideal for informal lunches, or ask for a ‘Chic-nic’, a prepared casual lunch for you to enjoy wherever you like in the park.
Matteo Thun has taken the light, water and views of Venice as his inspiration and has transformed the existing buildings on Isola delle Rose into a series of unique accommodation options. The interiors showcase his sophisticated, elegant designs and feature fabrics from Venetian artisan Rubelli, Murano glass lighting, and tables built from wood from the lagoon.
The JW’s rooms are situated in the main hotel building, many with terraces and views over the lagoon or half-moon terraces immersed in the park. JW Retreats are a cluster of residences set apart from main hotel within their own private gardens, offering an extra level of seclusion. Many, such as Villa Rose, have their own private pools. La Residenza is an historic building on the edge of the lagoon, L’Uliveto faces the island’s beautiful olive grove and, at La Maisonette, there are loft suites encased in glass and awash with light.
A cultural feast
The resort’s own Sapori Cooking Academy gives guests the opportunity to learn about, and create, local dishes under the guidance of experts. For an immersive experience, the six-hour Authentic Venice experience begins with an early morning trip to Venice’s Rialto market and involves preparing a menu of Venetian delicacies and Italian classics. Let head concierge Vittorio arrange a visit to a Murano glass factory, to the lace makers on Burano or a squero, where gondolas are built.
Marriott Bonvoy benefits
Make the most of your experience at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa when you join the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty programme. Members can benefit from late check-outs, suite upgrades, exclusive offers and rates. British Airways Executive Club members can collect Avios at JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa when they join the Marriott Bonvoy programme. And with the new Marriott Bonvoy mobile app, keeping up to date with your rewards is even easier.
The perfect package
JW Venice offers a host of great deals to suit every kind of traveller. From mid-week packages including breakfast for two, spa access and VIP welcome treatment, to a re-opening offer boasting a 50 Euro credit per stay, there's something for everyone. What's more, Marriott Bonvoy members can enjoy a special welcome back offer just for them, which includes an extra 25% off their booking and complimentary breakfast for two at the Cucina Daily Restaurant (valid for stays between May 13 and July 15 2021). Discover these great deals now at JW Venice exclusive offers.
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