The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort completed its comprehensive $320 million transformation project. The resort, which is situated on three miles of Gulf-front beach, introduced the new Lanai Tower with more than 100,000 square feet of technologically integrated meeting and event space, new culinary concepts and a 12,000-square-foot entertainment center.
There are also reimagined historic Lanai Suites and the debut of the "Paradise by Sirene" experience, a curated escape exclusively for adults.
The completion of the all-new Lanai Tower was the final stage in a three-year, multi-phase reimagining that touched every aspect of the resort, from an enhanced grand entrance, complete renovations of existing rooms and suites, expansion of pool decks and the addition of five new restaurants: Ario, Maia and Kane Tiki Bar & Grill.
The new Lanai Tower itself boasts Tesoro, a signature Mediterranean-inspired restaurant designed exclusively for adults; and 10K Alley, a state-of-the-art combination gaming emporium and gastropub.
Guests can also immerse themselves in the recently unveiled 94-room Paradise by Sirene experience on floors six through nine, thoughtfully tailored to surprise and delight during each moment of their stay.
Paradise by Sirene uncovers Paradise Redefined at the JW Marriott Marco Island, expertly interpreting the personal predilections of guests ages 21 and over through a selection of exclusive amenities. Here, Sirene's guests enjoy exclusive access to the rooftop pool and sun deck as well as the full use of a personal beach butler who will cater to their every whim as they relax by the water.
The debut of Tesoro and 10K Alley propels the resort's dining offerings into the next echelon of culinary experiences.
Tesoro, named after the Italian word for "treasure," is an atmospheric restaurant that caters exclusively to adults and will showcase inspired Mediterranean cuisine served tapas style, highlighting the flavors of France, Italy, Spain and Greece. The restaurant offers panoramic views from the fifth floor of the Lanai Tower.
For a more laid-back luxury experience, 10K Alley delivers the look and feel of a sleek and modern distillery. Whether enjoying flavorful gastropub fare seated at the circular bar, communal high-tops or in the main dining area, visitors will delight in the restaurant's elevated cuisine, decadent milkshakes and other mouthwatering treats.
In addition to its handcrafted food and drinks, 10K Alley boasts a mix of classic and contemporary games that invite guests and groups to indulge in friendly competition. Although located in the Lanai Tower, families with children are welcome during the day and early evening.
The resort's state-of-the-art meeting and event space, located on floors one to three of the Lanai Tower, features two ballrooms with spacious prefunction areas, two outdoor terraces and numerous breakout rooms totaling 100,000 square feet.
The crown jewel of the newly opened tower is its Calusa Grand Ballroom, which offers 30,000 square feet of space accompanied by 24-foot ceilings and a terrace overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Full-length windows bathe the prefunction area in natural light, providing attendees with an inspired setting for success. The tower also boasts a 17,000-square-foot Banyan Ballroom, which can easily expand to 34,000 square feet of contiguous event space when combined with the Banyan Foyer.
In addition to the on-property amenities, the resort offers guests access to two private golf courses: the renovated Rookery and Hammock Bay, an Audubon gold signature, par-72 course. The Rookery, recently redesigned by acclaimed golf course designers Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy, now features wall‐to‐wall Platinum Paspalum turf, enhancing visual appeal and overall playability; newly designed bunker complexes; and an upgraded clubhouse with an "Old Florida" interior theme.
The resort's Hammock Bay course was also developed by Jacobsen and Hardy, and the contours, shape and orientation of the course greens are designed with the approach shot in mind and present golfers with a range of shot options. Hammock Bay is recognized as a "Gold Certified Signature Sanctuary" by Audubon International, one of only 45 designated in the world.
The overall project also included the debut of a fresh, innovative SPA by JW concept. The SPA by JW is an upscale sanctuary created to demystify and reimagine the spa experience. There are also multiple resort pools, including a main resort pool and a Tiki Kids pool complete with waterslide and waterfall.
Information is based off a news release from JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort.