JW Marriott will open JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa in March 2015, it announced last week.
The brand's first Italian hotel, and its first resort in Europe, the property will be located on a 16-acre private island that's 15 minutes by private boat to St. Mark's Square. It will offer 266 guest rooms, four restaurants, five bars, a cooking and wine academy, a 5,700-square-foot spa, a rooftop pool, and an unspecified amount of function space, including one venue in an old church.
"The opening of our first property in Italy marks a time of great growth and development for the JW Marriott brand," said Mitzi Gaskins, vice president and global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts. "The new JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa exemplifies the elegance and service that our guests have come to expect, incorporating modern design elements with authentic Venetian offerings to create a truly genuine experience in a culturally rich market."