The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort can claim bragging rights among its waterfront competitors in the Sunshine State.
“Jetset Magazine,” an Arizona-based, international lifestyle periodical aimed at the ultra-affluent, has placed the resort at the top of its list of the 10 Best Beach Resorts in Florida.
Released recently, the list describes the resort as being the magazine’s “go-to place to stay” on Marco, in part, due to the Marriott’s $320 million renovation project that has “ushered in adults-only guest rooms (though there are plenty of family-friendly spaces to enjoy too) and floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize Gulf views.”
When completed in October, the three-phase renovation project will result in a facility with: A total of 810 guestrooms and suites spread across three towers, up from 726 rooms in two towers, with existing rooms enhanced and expanded 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space, up from 57,000 square feet An all-new adult-exclusive tower with 94 guest rooms and suites, a rooftop restaurant, pool and 12,000 square-foot indoor entertainment zone The first Resort Spa by JW branded spa in North America A new beachfront Tiki Bar e-imagined restaurants
The magazine also cites the resort’s “half-moon-shaped beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico,” its two private 18-hole championship golf courses, four pools, and the gulf-front Kane Tiki Bar.
“I am extremely delighted to be recognized by such a prestigious magazine and I believe it is confirmation that what was always a top destination foran incredible beach vacation, the new JW Marriott Marco Island, is being recognized as the top luxury beach destination in Florida,” said Rick Medwedeff, the Marriott’s general manager.
The former Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club and Spa ascended to the more upscale JW Marriott brand on January 1, as a result of the renovation and expansion project. The new designation made the resort the Marriott brand’s first beachfront resort in the continental United States.
Medwedeff said Jetset’s lofty ranking recognizes not only the resort’s facilities and offerings, but also the resort’s “exceptional service focused on providing enriching experiences.
“We are blessed with a one of kind beach on a one of a kind island on the doorsteps to a one of a kind eco system that provides our team the opportunity to provide those one of a kind enriching experiences,” he added.
Joining the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort on the list, are: 2. The Breakers, Palm Beach 3. The Miami Beach EDITION 4. Playa Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph
Collection, Key Largo 5. Amara Cay Resort, Islamorada 6. Faena Hotel, Miami Beach 7. Acqualina Resort and Spa, Sunny Isles
Beach 8. The Reach, a Waldorf Astoria Resort,
Key West 9. Little Palm Island Resort & Spa, Little
Torch Key 10. The Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island
For more information about Marco’s JW Marriott, visit jwmarco.com.