This past August, Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa revealed the first stage of its 3-phase, $250 million dollar renovation plan, which includes the addition of two new restaurant concepts, expanded pool decks and a refurbished lobby plus a new grand front entrance with a porte cochere (a covered entrance). The hotel’s guestrooms were also refurbished with refreshed decor and furnishings plus the addition of a larger shower, a vanity and a private water closet. Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club, the hotel’s newly renovated par 72 championship golf course located a short shuttle-drive away, will rejoin the resort’s golf offerings next month. The Tropiks restaurant has been reimagined into MAIA, a casual, coastal-style eatery serving healthy alternatives and light bites for breakfast, lunch and seasonal dining. Kurrents, the resort’s fine dining establishment, was changed to ARIO, a unique dining concept featuring Gulf-caught seafood, in-house, dry-aged steaks and an international wine list.
Additional enhancements, including the construction of a 94-room adults-only Lanai tower with a rooftop pool, restaurant and an indoor entertainment center, are currently underway with plans to transition the hotel into a JW Marriott brand resort. Phase two expansions will also include newly designed guestrooms and suites, an oceanfront Tiki Bar and a remodeld 24,000-sq.-ft. spa with Balinese-influenced treatments, a private pool and fitness center. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in 2017. Room rates start at $189 per night. For more information, call (239) 394-2511 or visit marriott.com/hotels/travel/mrkfl-marco-island-marriott-beach-resort-golf-club-and-spa.