Matteo Thun & Partners refurbishes JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts announced its plans to open its first Italian hotel in Venice and first resort in Europe this March. The 266-room property, created in collaboration with Italian architectural firm Matteo Thun & Partners, has a lagoon location on its own island, with views of St Mark’s Square and La Serenissima.

JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa will combine contemporary hotel design with the heritage of its location, bringing the historic buildings and parklands of Isola delle Rose (Rose Island) back to life as an urban resort. The hotel buildings were refurbished by Matteo Thun & Partners to incorporate sustainable and modern design within the historic building. Bedrooms and suites, some with private pools, are decorated with locally made bricks, glass and tiles to reflect the artisanal talent and styles of the region.

With over 16 acres to explore, guests may check numerous gardens and outdoor areas, including landscaped spots for contemplation, as well as fruit arbours, olive groves and cultivated plots.


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The property will also have four restaurants and five bars, and a cooking school and wine academy. Restored outbuildings scattered around the island will house a range of facilities including a function space in an old church, and the spa.

The spa, operated by GOCO Hospitality, will be the largest in Venice, offering bespoke treatments and a range of spa rituals from product houses including !QMS Medicosmetics and Amala. It will also have 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 a rooftop pool offering views across the lagoon to St. Mark’s Square, which can be reached by private boat in just 15 minutes. Guests will also be able to try authentic Murano Glass and Venetian Mask making with weekly workshops led by local artisans.