New Experiences at the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa in 2022

Arriving by private tender at the JW Marriott Venice

On the 16th of March 2022, JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa will be reopening its doors, allowing visitors to enjoy its tranquil setting and first-class services on a private Venetian island. In this travel feature, we will take a closer look at their new and updated experiences for guests to enjoy.

For many, a trip to Venice entails being amongst a significant number of other people. However, it doesn’t have to be that way, and the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is a perfect example of this. Although just a short boat trip from the historic attractions and the hustle and bustle, the resort is a haven of tranquillity with its lush green spaces and open areas where guests can enjoy some incredible foods and fantastic wellness experiences.

Ladies practicing yoga at the resort

It’s also an ideal place for families thanks to a dedicated family swimming pool, a new kids club and a range of fun activities, including biscuit making at the Sapori Cooking Academy.

The view from the rooftop pool looking towards Venice

The resort boasts 266 rooms and suites, which are split into two separate accommodation experiences; the JW historic main building with its rooftop pool and the JW Retreats – a cluster of residences set apart from the main hotel offering another level of seclusion with their own private gardens, with select properties including private pools.

The Villa Rose sitting room at the JW Marriott Venice

Let’s look at the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa’s five new experiences for 2022.

JW Venice VOGA Academy – traditional Venetian rowing
The JW Venice VOGA Academy is the resort’s first sports school dedicated to traditional Venetian rowing. Guests will have the opportunity to learn the unique art of Venetian rowing, both around the Isola Delle Rose island and on some of Venice’s most famous canals.

Lessons of about 2 hours a day will have guests experiencing the lagoon as the locals do and learn about what was once the only vehicle for transit and transport in the city. The JW Venice VOGA Academy is open to individuals, couples and families and can be booked via the resort’s app.

JW Culinary Experiences – 10 new Michelin starred Chefs join the lineup
Following the success of the previous years, JW Culinary Experiences is back from the 20th of May with ten new guest Michelin starred Chefs to showcase the best of Italian cuisine over a series of 10 culinary weekends.

The package includes daily breakfast, a Friday night “Starry Aperitif” in collaboration with Chef Giorgio Schifferegger at Sagra Rooftop Restaurant, followed by a Saturday morning cooking class led by the guest chef at the Sapori Cooking Academy.

Guests will enjoy a four-hand Michelin starred dinner at Fiola at Dopolavoro Venezia restaurant on Saturday night. Guest names in the chef line up include the two Michelin starred Massimiliano Mascia and Fabio Pisani, and one Michelin starred Paolo Griffa, Theodor Falser, Edoardo Fumagalli, Peter Brunel, Giuseppe Di Iorio and Luigi Lionetti.

New Kids Club for 2022 by Bricks 4 Kidz
Families travelling to JW Marriott Venice in 2022 will be able to enjoy a series of new experiences, including a paddle court, a bowling alley, and an open-air cinema – where a 3-meter screen will play movie classics for the whole family to enjoy. The Kids Club has been redesigned new for 2022 in partnership with ‘Bricks 4 Kidz’. The resort will offer its younger guests a program of activities around both the resort and the city, helping keep the little ones entertained.

Pop-up Gourmet Pizzeria
JW Marriott Venice has partnered with Italian pizza maestro Renato Bosco: to bring a pop-up pizzeria to the resort exclusively for the summer 2022 season. Guests will be able to enjoy a selection of delicious hand-made pizzas that made the Veronese Chef famous.

Reopening of Fiola fine dining restaurant
Michelin-starred Chef Fabio Trabocchi, widely celebrated among the world’s leading restaurateurs, returns to helm of dining at JW Marriott Venice this year, and the resort’s fine dining restaurant Fiola at Dopolavoro Venezia will be reopening on the 14th April 2022.

Guests can indulge in the finest Venetian cuisine with a superb selection of wines where the menu perfectly combines seasonal ingredients from the Rialto market in Venice and the Adriatic Sea, vegetables grown in the garden and locally produced olive oil. The historical building “Dopolavoro” welcomes up to 50 guests in an intimate and elegant setting and is an ideal place to spend pleasant evenings in the cool gentle breezes of the lagoon.

An aerial view of the island where the resort is located

Talking about the opening, Cristiano Cabutti, General Manager of the JW Marriott Venice, said, “The whole team is very happy to be able to welcome back our guests starting from March 16th. We are particularly proud to present many new venues and features in 2022. We have wonderful, renovated facilities and specially designed to make our guests experience a stay they will not easily forget!”

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Natasha Godbold

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Natasha is a co-founder of Luxurious Magazine® and has undertaken the role of Creative Director. She is a keen photographer and regularly accompanies Paul on hotel and restaurant reviews. Born in Moscow, Natasha like her husband Paul has experienced living in multiple countries around the world. She is bi-lingual and has degrees in English Language and English Literature. Natasha covers all aspect of the luxury industry in her work. Her hobbies include health and fitness, culture and learning about nature and animal welfare.

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