The long-awaited renovations at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort’s Paradise by Sirene are yours for the enjoying.
Florida’s Paradise Coast boasts white-sand beaches.
Every Atlantan has their go-to weekend destination, but to truly escape, we suggest an often overlooked gem in southwest Florida: Marco Island. Nestled among a cluster of white-sugar sand isles, this getaway now boasts a luxury oasis itself, the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Having recently received a $320 million face-lift, the hotel is brimming with unparalleled amenities, including the newly opened Lanai Tower, home to Paradise by Sirene, a curated experience exclusively for adults 21 and over. Friends of Sirene (as guests are referred to) are greeted with a glass of bubbly and access to the resort’s finest service. The sprawling suites offer breathtaking views of the Gulf from both the bedrooms and wraparound decks.
Tesoro’s luxe patio is the ideal spot for a sunset cocktail.
While you could soak up the sun from your private deck, why not head to the pool instead for a truly indulgent day of sunbathing? Attentive staff are at your beck and call courtesy of service buttons at the head of each beach chair. Just beyond the pool to the right, you’ll find Tesoro, the Lanai Tower’s signature Mediterranean restaurant, serving up poolside nibbles, such as a truly decadent lobster roll on brioche; or head inside the chic eatery for tapas-style dining. Just downstairs you’ll find Ario, one of America’s 100 best wine restaurants, according to Wine Enthusiast. The master sommelier pours strictly American vino to pair with the best of land and sea, from meats dry-aged in-house to mouthwatering delights like truffle mac and cheese to an unbelievable cauliflower steak. If you’re in the mood for something more tranquil, the transportive Spa by JW is a haven of rest with treatments such as the Ultrasonic Facial ($295 for 80 minutes) that leave guests more relaxed—and glowing—upon departure. With the intimacy of a boutique hotel (just 94 suites and rooms are available in the Lanai Tower) and the resources of a large beach property, Paradise by Sirene lives up to its beckoning name—and more. Suites from $1,574 per night
The dynamic design of Tesoro pairs seamlessly with the Mediterranean menu.
Photography by: michael kleinberg