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JW Marriott Announces New Luxury Venice Hotel

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  Site Where: Sacca Sessola, Venice, Italy
March 22, 2013 at 9:47 AM | by | ()

The 266-room JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is set to open on a private island located in the Venice lagoon in 2014. This will be Marriott’s first hotel in Italy under the luxury JW moniker.

The hotel is just a short boat ride from the historic heart of the city, St Mark’s Square. There’ll be an array of restaurants and bars, of course, a health club and spa, and pools galore--one outdoors, one indoors, and one on the roof.

We think the renderings (more after the jump!) look impressive, with a Mediterranean vibe thing goin’ on–-all white and seafoam green--right in keeping with the whole “private island” business.

The island, Sacca Sessola, was man-made in 1860 and covers 40 acres. It's become a bit of a tourist hub, with hotels scattered about, and has an especially mild climate, so we’ve been told that the hotel will nestle amongst expansive private gardens and olive groves. Think about that while you’re still waiting for spring to finally get its butt in gear!

JW Marriott currently has five hotels in Europe: in London, Bucharest, Cannes and Ankara with the fifth joining just last year in Baku, Azerbaijan. It has 59 properties in 23 countries and is expecting to have 79 hotels in 28 countries by 2015, proving that growth in the hotel world is back on. Amen!

No word yet on opening rates, but we’ll keep you posted.

[Renderings: Marriott Hotels & Resorts]

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