The official grand opening of the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa, the first JW Marriott resort in Europe, saw guests, celebrities and media immersed into the treasured traditions of some of Venice’s most famous islands in one spectacular evening. Guests were invited to savour fragrant cocktails from Isola Della Rose (Rose Island), the private island the new JW Marriott resort calls home; hand pick and unwrap culinary treats from Sant’erasmo; learn about the delicate art of Burano lacemaking and admire the colours of the world famous glass from Murano.
With music curated by Bestival founder and DJ, Rob Da Bank, and a deconstructed orchestra featuring the premiere violinist Lizzie Ball, the Gala event not only enticed all the senses but bought the traditions of Venice to life.
The hotel buildings have been sensitively refurbished by Matteo Thun & Partners to incorporate sustainable, modern and elegant design, bringing the historic buildings and parklands of Isola delle Rose back to life as a world-class urban resort. A destination in itself, the hotel will offer an unparalleled resort experience with facilities that include an extensive spa, rooftop infinity pool and four restaurants including the fine dining Italian restaurant, Doplavoro Dining Room.