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Isola delle Rose is home to the JW Marriott Venice and is the youngest island in the Venetian lagoon, born in 1870. Its position, halfway between the lagoon and the sea, has endowed its magnificent garden of 16 hectares with a special microclimate. A fresh and salutary breeze blows on Isola delle Rose, stimulating the growth of plants rare in Venice – such as 100 olive trees from which the resort extracts its own olive oil.
The JW Marriott Venice Resort is a seasonal property, closing in November each year and reopening in spring, this year on March 16, 2017. In the first days of the reopening guests can literally breathe the vibrant and exciting preparation and see the island’s flowers and vegetables blossom: our gardeners work hard to respect the natural timings of each plant and to restore the nutrients of the soil. Tours of our vegetable gardens are available, to discover tips and information related to the uniqueness of our micro-climate. Close to the resort’s Dopolavoro restaurant, a wide area has been dedicated to organic vegetables and fruits, which have been hand-planted and are all grown without pesticides. Isola delle Rose’s soil, rich with minerals and nutrients, gives its vegetation a unique and distinctive flavor. Most of the 25 types of vegetables and fruits grown in these gardens are used in the Dopolavoro Dining Room.
The island’s olive trees are harvested by the resort to produce a unique olive oil. Due to the nutrient-rich soil, the taste of the oil produced is very distinct and offers unequaled quality. Apart from being offered as a culinary experience at the Dopolavoro restaurant, the oil is also used at our GOCO Spa Venice in some of the spa treatments. Olive oil’s high anti-oxidant content and hydrating ingredients are known to be extremely beneficial for healthy hair, skin and nails. Olive oil is particularly rich in three antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Protecting the skin from premature aging, they also help restore skin smoothness and protect us against the ultraviolet rays which accelerate skin-aging processes. Utilizing the many health benefits that olive oil has on the skin, GOCO Spa Venice offers a unique exfoliating treatment which incorporates the island’s own olive oil to deeply nourish the skin and make it soft and subtle. GOCO Spa Venice also makes use of the many Mediterranean aromatic herbs grown on the island, offering guests a tailor-made sensorial treatment experience. Guests have the choice of herbs for their treatment: lavender, rosemary, sage, thyme, lemon grass or rose. We invite you to treat yourself with the Mediterranean Bliss at GOCO Spa Venice which will reopen in April 2017.
At our resort you will discover an unusual Venice, and can enjoy the warm temperature of spring months. Marriott Rewards members in particular can take advantage of an exclusive Reopening Specials at the JW Marriott Venice, including a 50€ Resort credit to be used on dining experiences, including the Dopolavoro aperitif served outdoor, surrounded by the flavors of aromatic herbs, where you can enjoy the fresh breeze of this unique corner in the Venetian Lagoon.