JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa
JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa is a luxury resort located on Italy’s Isola delle Rose and has been shortlisted for the European Hotel Design Awards 2016 in the categories ‘Adaptive Re-use,’ ‘Suite’ and ‘Spa and Wellness.’
With a design reminiscent of the 1920s, the main building of the resort features four storeys with views of the Venice skyline and a 360o view of the Venetian lagoon it sits in. In total JW Marriott boasts 266 rooms and suites designed by architecture office Matteo Thun + Partners with Luca Colombo. On its own private island, the luxury retreat is a quick boat ride to and from St. Mark’s Square, and features a century-old 12 hectare park. Matteo Thun + Partners built according to the ‘box in the box system’ – building inside the old walls in order to protect the historic character of the buildings – and collaborated closely with the Cultural Heritage Office of Venice as the island is a state-protected landscape. The entire resort focuses on the lagoonscape, using and reinterpreting local materials while conserving the authentic spirit of the place, all out-door spaces and buildings. The luxury resort is a “three zero” village, both in its construction and in subsequent management: zero kilometres, zero CO2, zero waste.
JW Marriott allows guests to choose from five different accommodation styles: the main Hotel, La Residenza, L’Uliveto, Villa Rose and La Maisonette. The Hotel has 230 contemporary Venetian-style suites that are divided into four categories: Deluxe, Junior, Studio Suite and Premium Suite. The style of the rooms is simple and elegant, and all rooms within JW Marriott feature King-sized beds, WiFi, a safety deposit box, a minibar, kettle and coffee machine. Most Junior rooms feature a private terrace and a bathroom with separate shower and bath whereas the Studio suite offers a separate living room and bedroom. The Premium suite features a half-moon terrace, separate living room and bedroom, a separate shower and bath, and has the possibility to interconnect with a twin room.
Within the Hotel is the Cucina Daily Restaurant, which is dedicated to breakfast, the Sagra rooftop restaurant with infinity pool as well as the Rose lounge bar. Other places to eat are the Michelin-star restaurant Dopolavoro and the informal Giardino restaurant surrounded by the island’s park that includes a large vegetable garden serving all resort’s restaurants.
La Residenza is a step away from the lagoon and features 11 rooms and a suite. The rooms are divided into ‘Deluxe,’ ‘Venice Pool Deluxe’ with the ‘Venice Pool Suite’. The deluxe rooms have a private patio that extends into a lovely secluded garden. The Venice pool deluxe features a private garden and a plunge pool on the terrace-pier. The Venice pool suite has a wide private garden with a wooden terrace that leads to a private pool as well as a separate living room with dining table.
The villa L’Uliveto is split into Deluxe rooms and Suites. The deluxe rooms here feature a separate shower and bath along with a private patio whereas the Uliveto suite has two bathrooms and a separate living room and bedroom.
Shortlisted for the ‘Suite’ category in the EHDA 2016 is La Masionette. This villa houses the ‘Loft Suite’ and the ‘Pool Loft Suite’ both of which are across two floors. Within the ground floor of the Loft suite sits the lounge area that extends into the wooden parterre and the surrounding garden. The bathroom and large wardrobe also sit on this floor. The second floor is the sleeping area, which also has a bathroom with a separate bathtub. The La Maisonette Pool Loft has views of the island’s private canal and faces onto a private garden with a swimming pool. The large living area has its own bathroom and wardrobe on the ground floor with the same found on the second floor in the sleeping area.
GOCO Spa, shortlisted for the EDHA 2016, is housed in an early 20th century building with a sauna, bio-sauna, hammam, a gym and a magnificent heated indoor vitality pool that extends outdoors through a movable glass wall. The spa offers a range of treatments and experiences allowing it to be the most comprehensive in Venice.
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“Following our management of the design phase and the associated planning application process, we ran a widespread competitive tender process prior to appointing the various contractors and project managing the construction process up to the completion and handover of the property to Marriott.”
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