MARCO ISLAND, Fla.

The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort opened its Lanai Tower meeting space as part of its $320 million property-wide transformation.

In 2015, the 664-room resort began phase one of a three-phase makeover and brand conversion project. Now in the third and final phase, the resort is working towards the completion of their all-new adult-exclusive Lanai Tower featuring 93 guest rooms and suites, the already opened meeting space and a new restaurant.

The over 100,000 square feet of meeting and prefunction space is found on the first three floors of the tower and features two ballrooms, five outdoor terraces and numerous breakout rooms.

The 30,000-square-foot Calusa Grand Ballroom is on the third floor overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The tower also boasts the 17,000-square-foot Banyan Ballroom on the first floor with 22-foot ceilings and a Sunset Terrace providing a view of the beach and gulf.

Apart from the tower, the existing 10,000-square-foot Palms Ballroom is located adjacent to the new SPA by JW and faces the Spa lawn. Overall, the resort offers 140,350 square feet of function space.

The Lanai Tower will be home to a new restaurant, 10K Alley, a combination gastro-pub and state-of-the-art gaming emporium. This venue will play host to elevated cuisine, over 60 Florida-brewed craft beers and barrel-aged bourbons, decadent milkshakes, in addition to bowling, mini-golf, and gaming and VR experiences.