Sensitive historic refurbishment on a private island at Matteo Thun & Partners-designed JW Marriott Venice

by Jane Kitchen | 23 Jul 2015

After a soft opening in March, the Matteo Thun & Partners-designed JW Marriott, Venice held its grand opening this month, along with the debut of its on-site 1,715sq m (18,460sq ft) GOCO Spa.

The 250-bedroom hotel is located on its own private island, Isola delle Rose. The historic buildings have been sensitively refurbished by Matteo Thun & Partners to incorporate sustainable, modern and elegant design, the company said.

“The main spa building has been carefully restored to maintain the high ceilings and wooden pitched roof, while being modernised with simple, natural materials from the local area,” said Cabutti.

Designed and operated by GOCO Hospitality, the spa features a unique waterside spa suite, eight treatment rooms with outdoor decks, and four outdoor cabanas for summertime use. It also includes a hammam, steamroom and two saunas, one with a salt wall. An outdoor pool in the spa grounds features views over the lagoon towards the city, and two specially adapted advanced beauty rooms are open for facial treatments.

“Reflecting on its location at the heart of Europe’s most iconic city, the overall spa experience draws on European spa traditions with a strong focus on beauty and bathing,” said Cristiano Cabutti, director of sales & marketing for JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa. “Guests may arrive by boat and enjoy treatments in a uniquely located waterside spa suite.”

The spa also includes alfresco yoga and meditation gardens, indoor and outdoor aquatonic pools with massage jets, and a tea lounge for light meals and snacks.

The JW Marriott Venice features 40 acres of gardens and landscaped spots, including fruit arbours, olive groves and cultivated plots that provide fresh ingredients for the property’s food and drink offerings. Restored structures around the island include an events space in an original church.

The property also has a kid’s club and dedicated family pool, as well as a rooftop pool with dramatic views to St Mark’s Square.

This is the brand’s sixth European property and the first resort in Europe.

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After a soft opening in March, the Matteo Thun & Partners-designed JW Marriott, Venice held its grand opening this month, along with the debut of its on-site 1,715sq m (18,460sq ft) GOCO Spa. The 250-bedroom hotel is located on its own private island, Isola delle Rose. The historic buildings have been sensitively refurbished by Matteo Thun & Partners to incorporate sustainable, modern and elegant design, the company said. “The main
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