Marco Island finishes $80M refit

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MARCO ISLAND, Fla. -- The Marco Island Marriott Golf Resort completed an $80 million renovation project highlighted by the addition of the 24,000-square-foot Balinese Health Spa, which opened just before Christmas.

The spa is housed in its own two-story building, which is connected to the main resort and convention center by a grand foyer.

Designed to appeal to adults and teenagers, the spa offers treatments featuring Balinese product lines such as Carita and Jamu.

Those who prefer an American-style, high-tech fitness center will find the latest workout machines. Classes are offered in yoga, water yoga and spinning.

In addition, the facility offers separate lounges for men and women, with plunge pools, steam rooms and saunas.

The renovation affected 727 guest rooms and suites. Also redone were the atrium lobby; the tiki pool; the property's 18-hole, championship golf course; and two signature restaurants, Kurrents and Tropics.

The property houses a total of seven restaurants and lounges, two outdoor pools, a children's wading pool, a whirlpool, a game room, a beach basketball court and rentals for catamarans, kayaks and sailboats.

The resort is offering a Family Escape package through May 8, with room rates ranging from $410 to $440 per night.

The plan includes a deluxe, partial-gulfview room; a full buffet breakfast for up to four; four $25 food and beverage certificates; and four $5 recreation certificates that can be applied to any activity the resort offers.

Also offered through May 8 is the Escape to Paradise package. The plan, priced from $390 to $420 per room, per night, includes a deluxe partial-gulfview room; full buffet breakfast for two; four $25 food and beverage certificates; and five $5 recreation certificates.

For information or reservations, call (800) 483-4373 or visit www.marcoislandmarriott.com.

To contact reporter David Cogswell, send e-mail to [email protected].

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