JW Marriott Marco Island Unveils New Meeting & Group Offerings

The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in southwest Florida has unveiled its newly revitalized meeting experience with a focus on wellness and sustainability.

Set among the headwaters of the Florida Everglades, the resort is offering an intentionally crafted meeting and group experience designed to increase productivity, team connection, creative thinking and attendee focus. The resort’s meetings team aims to facilitate constructive, results-driven meetings for organizations and groups by incorporating wellness techniques and programming into each element of gatherings from check-in to main sessions, breakouts, meals and everything in between.

The wellness-focused meetings and group events hosted by the resort include sunrise beach yoga, sleep classes with yoga nidra practitioners, private “Zen Den” rooms with individual Thai triangle cushions and ASMR elements, nutrition-forward, chef-curated small plates for meal services that reduce food waste, guided naturalist walks and beach beautification projects, and more.

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Groups can utilize the benefits of nutritional cuisine with signature small plates specifically crafted to boost energy, gut health and brain power/focus (JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort)

The property offers more than 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including the Calusa Ballroom with views of the Gulf of Mexico. The resort’s meeting planners can help create a schedule with intentional breaks for movement, re-centering and collaborative brainstorming. These breakouts can center on relaxation, such as the use of the “Zen Den," meditation or yoga, or utilize the benefits of nutritional cuisine with signature small plates specifically crafted to boost energy, gut health and brain power/focus.

Creative team-building events include naturalist-led beach walks and clean-ups, while the Calusa Spirit eco-boat tours get groups out on the water to learn about native wildlife and the history of Marco Island. The resort can also arrange “Sip and Paint” sessions along the shoreline, mixology classes for both cocktails and mocktails, and cooking demonstrations to encourage healthy eating beyond the trip, as well as practitioner-led workplace wellness and stress management training.

The JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort’s meetings team is also keen on reducing the impact of group events on the planet. Recently, the resort designed a food waste reduction program with such measures as serving small plates totaling four to five ounces to avoid buffet overserve, and a new Orca food aerobic digester system to eliminate food waste headed for landfills. Before the end of last year, the Orca system helped to divert 135,280 pounds of food. Additionally, the resort’s chefs source local food whenever possible, while an oil recycling program helps to collect used cooking oils and transforms it into biodiesel.

For more information, visit www.marriott.com.

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