Marriott opened its first resort in the Venice lagoon
A five-star resort hotel under the brand JW Marriott has opened in the Venice lagoon at the end of June. JW MARRIOTT Venice Resort&Spa is unique in that it is located on its own island, from which Venice can be reached either on boats-shuttles, or water taxis. The hotel offers guests a wonderful mix of tranquility in a peaceful green island surrounded by tastefully restored buildings of the XIX-XX century, with excursions in the beautiful bustling city that attracts millions of tourists from around the world.
Isola delle Rose or island of Roses – a small island in the Venetian lagoon, a few kilometers from Venice, artificially created in the mid-nineteenth century. At first it was used as a warehouse, in the beginning of XX century here was built the hospital. Before the first world war it was transformed into a tuberculosis sanatorium, which in different variations and intermittently worked until the early 80-ies of XX century. In the first half of the 2000s and the island has bought the international financial services company, decided to build a hotel.
Access to Venice is very convenient – every half hour from 9 in the morning until late at night from the pier on the island to the main square of San Marco walks comfortable boat that can accommodate 40 people. Early in the morning, several flights are performed on an area of Rome next to vocalement Lucia.
Travel time is 20 minutes, both routes are free for hotel guests. Another option is to order a taxi to the station or to the airport – Shuttle boat service to Marco Polo airport will take about 45 minutes.
The design of the resort was designed by two Italian architects. Their main task was to create a modern hotel, retaining historic buildings. “The main features of the lagoon that reflects the resort – the water, the silence and tranquility. We wanted to create something modern luxury in a unique location retaining the history of the island,” says chief project architect Matteo Thun.
Inside the hotel is completely corresponds to the level of five-star luxury resort, which claims. It offers rooms of different levels with lovely views of the Park and the lagoon with Venice in the distance, several restaurants and bars and the largest in Venice Spa complex GOCO.
Restaurant Dopolavoro dining room in a separate building and with its own jetty – own attraction Isola delle Rose, which attracts not only hotel guests, but also guests, specially coming from Venice. The chef here is Giancarlo Perbellini from the restaurant Casa Perbellini in Verona, awarded two Michelin stars.
Wishing the hotel offers cookery lessons, Academy Sapori, which are held daily on a schedule. In the morning students of the Academy are sent together with the hotel’s chef at the famous Rialto market in Venice, where you choose the ingredients for authentic local dishes.
During the master classes star chef Giancarlo Perbellini you can learn how to make Italian main dish pasta and at the same time to learn many of the names of all of its species – Farfalle, tagliatelle, tortellini, pappardelle, cannelloni, Cappelletti, and so on.
By the way, the unusual bright yellow color of the dough for pasta in the performance of Giancarlo acquired at the expense of the yolks of eggs of chickens specially fed carrots. In addition to pasta and other Italian specialties in Dopolavoro serves vegetables and herbs grown in the garden directly on the island.
Guests should visit the Sagra restaurant and bar on the top floor. This restaurant, though it has no Michelin stars, offers its guests a gourmet menu featuring authentic dishes from the Veneto. Here, on the rooftop is an outdoor pool with Jacuzzi and a unique view of the Venetian lagoon and Venice itself.
The regular boats-shuttles acquaintance with Venice for those who live in the hotel is not an ordeal (as often happens with summer sightseeing tours in popular cities), and pleasure. Conveniently early in the morning to head into town before the heat and crowds of tourists can wander through its narrow streets and bridges or take a ride on a gondola, return for lunch, relax in the Park, the rooftop pool or in the Spa centre of the hotel.
And in the evening when the heat subsides and people in the city becomes slightly smaller, to return to the ancient churches and bridges. A trip to JW MARRIOTT Venice will be a great option for a romantic weekend, and for those who want to explore the city thoroughly and slowly, and a week here will not seem too long. On the contrary, with the boat departing at the airport or train station, you will be sad to look back at the island of Roses and the hotel itself, which gradually merges with the widening strip of emerald waters of the lagoon…