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May 6, 2015 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the distinctive sophisticated brand of Marriott International 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

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.

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