A few months ago I stayed at the St Regis Venice San Clemente Palace which was just a short boat hop over to St Mark’s Square in Venice. Now JW Marriott has announced that they will be opening a resort on nearby Rose Island, which is also about 15 minutes away from St Mark’s Square by boat.

The JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is due to open in March 2015, and is already accepting reservations.

Here’s a link to the website.

The property will have 266 rooms and suites, and some of them come with private pools.

Checking rates for a weekend in March, the lowest room type called the De Luxe went for 375 EUR while the cheapest room type including a private pool called the La Residenza Pool De Luxe was at 875 EUR. Breakfast was included in the rate.

Here’s a photo of the De Luxe room, from Marriott’s website –

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There are also 2 bedroom pool villas that are on the website for a cool 4,000 EUR per night.

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The resort is on 16 acres of land, including olive groves and fruit trees. There will be four restaurants and five bars onsite, along with something I think would be fun to try out – a cooking school and wine academy. Other weekly workshops onsite will be Venetian Mask and Murano Glass making.

The 5700 square foot spa will boast indoor and outdoor pools, a health club, hammam and luxury spa suite. The resort will also have a kid’s club and designated family pool.

The JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa will be a category 8 property, requiring 40,000 points for a free night.