Venice, Friday 1, May 2015 –JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the distinctive sophisticated brand of Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) announced today a host of exciting developments for its new JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa property. The additions to the private island resort’s already coveted culinary, culture and well-being programs afford guests an even more enriching and restorative experience set away from the bustle of central Venice.
Michelin starred Italian fine dining
Two-star Michelin chef, Giancarlo Perbellini will manage the Dopolavoro Dining Room, an Italian fine dining restaurant with its own private dock. The team of nine cooks personally handpicked and trained by Perbellini and coordinated by Federico Bellucco, will source only the freshest local produce and a wide selection of fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit from the island’s expansive gardens.
Perbellini is known for his renowned Casa Perbellini restaurant in Verona and as an artisan cook who lives by the motto of ‘taste has no finish lines’, he is celebrated for his sense of aesthetics and his gift for refined combinations.
Perbellini’s signature dishes at the Dopolavoro Dining Room will include:
- Millefoglie di polenta e baccalà in insalata
A tribute to two of Venice’s most celebrated ingredients - polenta and salted codfish - presenting a modern twist to a classic dish.
- Pasta e fagioli dell’ Adriatico
A traditional dish of pasta and beans with colours and flavours of the Adriatic Sea, including julienned calamari.
- Guanciale di vitello brasato su puré di patate e porri fritti
One of Perbellini’s classic dishes presents a refined combination of braised veal cheek with pureed potatoes and fried leeks
- Millefoglie di Casa Perbellini
Perbellini’s extraordinary version of Mille-Feuille has been labelled ‘legendary’ and ‘the dish that made him famous. His take on ‘a thousand layers’ replaces traditional whipped cream with light and fresh Italian soft cheese.
Exclusive artwork, sculptures and paintings
In celebration of the 56th Venice Biennale, JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa has partnered with non-profit Italian art collective, the Mazzoleni Foundation, to launch a dynamic pop-up art exhibition in the resort’s elegant La Certosa room from 2 May – 19 October 2015. With views over the secluded gardens of the island, artworks by world-renowned contemporary artists including Salvador Dalì and Andy Warhol will be showcased together with carefully selected Italian artists. Alongside this exhibition, the first international sculpture exhibition, Sculptures in the Park will be spread across the resort’s beautiful grounds displaying extraordinary sculptures made from a variety of materials from bronze and resin to marble and wood creating an eclectic and textured journey for the viewer.
Furthermore, those staying at the exclusive La Villa Rose, can appreciate specially commissioned paintings from acclaimed artist, Alan Rankle. Alan is famed for his awe-inspiring series of landscape paintings based on photo-montages that celebrate the art and architecture of the location. The seven commissioned paintings showcase the unique Venetian landscape and art of the city.
The largest spa in Venice
Opening on 5 May, 2015, GOCO Spa at the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa will become the largest spa in Venice. Spanning over 1,700 square metres (18,500 square feet) the spa will provide a calming and private retreat enhanced by its stunning setting with views over the lagoon.
Reflecting 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 restorative and rejuvenating treatments. The main spa building has been carefully renovated to maintain its original high ceilings and wooden pitched roof while delivering JW Marriott’s signature modern and clean approach, sourcing natural materials and cues from the local area. Six of the eight treatment rooms feature outdoor decks and in the summer, guests can opt for treatments in one of three outdoor cabanas, or by the pool. Guests may also choose to arrive by boat and enjoy treatments in a waterside spa suite.
The extensive treatment menu has been designed to offer world-class restorative services including classic spa rituals, natural treatments, advanced medi-spa beauty treatments and bespoke mind and body programmes. The GOCO Spa has partnered with two highly regarded product companies. Amala is a luxurious, organic skin care collection for eco-luxe body and facial treatments while !QMS MediCosmetics is a pioneering high-performance range designed to improve the skin’s appearance and well-being – delivering both short term and long-lasting benefits. Treatments start from €89 (100$USD).
JW Marriott Venice & Resort is a destination in itself, with 250 rooms designed in collaboration with award-winning Italian architects, Matteo Thun & Partners. Prices start from €395 per room including breakfast. For more information, visit jwmarriottvenice.com.
All JW Marriott hotels and resorts participate in Marriott Rewards, Marriott International’s award-winning guest loyalty program, where guests can earn points at more than 4,000 hotels in over 70 countries.
About JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 74 JW Marriott hotels in 27 countries; by 2020 the portfolio is expected to encompass more than 100 properties in over 30 countries. Visit us online, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and #experiencejwm.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,200 properties in 80 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of nearly $14 billion in fiscal year 2014. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
NOTE: The statements about the future addition of hotels to JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts are “forward looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities laws, not historical facts, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth; and other risk factors identified in Marriott International, Inc.'s most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q; any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by our statements. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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