Autograph Collection’s Cotton House Hotel and JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa Win Big on Travel Leisure’s 2016 “It List” of Best New Hotels by Travel and Tour
Cotton House Hotel Barcelona, an Autograph Collection property, and JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa – both part of Marriott International’s Luxury + Lifestyle portfolio – have been named to Travel + Leisure’s 2016 “It List” of Best New Hotels. The 11th annual editor’s choice awards recognize the most exciting hotel and resort openings around the globe. Travel + Leisure’s dedicated team of editors and contributors reviewed over 300 hotels and resorts before choosing the select few to be named to the list. The 2016 “It List” appears in the March issue of Travel + Leisure and is one of the most coveted and esteemed lists in the travel industry.
“At Marriott International our expanding portfolio of Luxury + Lifestyle brands is shaped through the lens of our guests’ changing perception on travel and hospitality experiences,” says Tina Edmundson, Global Officer, Luxury + Lifestyle Brands at Marriott International. “JW Marriott and Autograph Collection Hotels are two of our most inventive and rapidly growing brands, and it is an honor to be recognized by one of the most prestigious travel publications in the world.”
Travel +Leisure It ListDesigned by Lázaro Rosa-Violán, Autograph Collection’s Cotton House Hotel is ideally located on Barcelona’s Gran Vía in an iconic 19th century building – formerly the Association of Cotton Manufacturers headquarters. In keeping with Autograph Collection Hotels’ mantra of offering exactly like nothing else hotel experiences, the property boasts 83 luxurious guestrooms including seven spacious suites. The boutique hotel welcomes guests through a beautiful covered hall of mirrors, leading them into the magnificent octagonal hall with two sweeping staircases. The former public areas of the building now house an elegant library, a light-filled conservatory and a terrace with lush vegetation, as well as a restaurant and cocktail bar called Batuar.
JW Marriott Venice is located on the private island of Isola delle Rose and features 266-luxury guestrooms and suites, multiple restaurants and bars including Dopolavoro restaurant, a recent recipient of a Michelin Star, Sapori Cooking School & Wine Academy, expansive gardens, and a unique wedding and event space located in a beautifully-restored Romanic church. Embodying the JW Marriott brand’s commitment to offering guests enriching travel experiences, the 16-acre property, designed by Matteo Thun & Partners, is the brand’s first resort in Europe. The property also boasts the largest spa in Venice, featuring eight treatment rooms, a hammam, and multiple pools, in addition to a private, two-bedroom waterfront villa.