South Florida Lifestyle

June 22, 2016

Florida Weekend Getaway to Marco Island Marriott

Marco Island Marriott photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Marco Island Marriott photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Under construction and renovation the Marco Island Marriott is converting to a JW Marriott with all the work scheduled to be done by January 2017. Still open for business, the sprawling beachfront resort offers much to do in the way of R&R with 700+ rooms, and suites, a full service spa, fitness center, two 18-hole golf courses, and its pièce de résistance, ten resort restaurants, eateries, and bars. For a culinary weekend getaway, it’s definitely doable to eat your way through the weekend at Marco Island Marriott.

Quinn's Marco Island Marriott photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Quinn’s Marco Island Marriott photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Quinn’s on the Beach is a quintessential beach bar with unparalleled views of Marco Island’s sugar-sand beach, pristine waters of the gulf, and those breathtaking sunsets. Quinn’s is legendary in southwest Florida drawing in residents and visitors alike for it’s casual beach fare menu, camaraderie, and all-around relaxed atmosphere.

Quinn's at Marco Island Marriott photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Quinn’s at Marco Island Marriott photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Kane is the resorts new beachfront grill and tiki bar. Still under construction, this boutique beach bar is Balinese inspired by its name Kane, the Polynesian god of creation and growth with an implication to rum. Kane will offer an extensive list of rums for both frozen and non-frozen drinks as well as an impressive menu of not your typical bar bites such as pork belly bao, chicken yakitori, and seared tuna sashimi.

Pork Belly Bao at Kane, Marco Island Marriott photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Pork Belly Bao at Kane, Marco Island Marriott photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Anyone who has been to the west coast of Florida, knows about the stunning sunsets; as part of the nightly sunset celebration, the Marco Island Marriott has fire dancers entertaining the guests beachside as the sun sets. A cocktail, a sunset and the firedancers washes away all your cares.

Fire Dancer at Marco Island Marriott photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Fire Dancer at Marco Island Marriott photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Korals is the new lobby sushi and cocktail bar, part of the $2.5-million redesigned lobby with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The focal point of Korals is the custom-designed, 11-foot tall, three-foot wide, 3,600-pound aquarium column. Welcoming, and upbeat Korals atmosphere is both stimulating and relaxing for a cocktail and sushi, whether flying solo or with a group of friends.

Bullet Proof cocktail at Korals, Marco Island Marriott photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Bullet Proof cocktail at Korals, Marco Island Marriott photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

 ARIO at Marco Island Marriott is all about experience dining. Under the watchful eye of Chef de Cuisine, Gerald Sombright, ARIO, dry ages its meats in-house, uses local seafood for its menu selections; and features salts and spices from around the world which lends itself to the menus’ globally inspired flavors. One of the highlights at ARIO is the chef’s table room where guests experience a one-on-one interaction with the chef, as well as a kitchen bar where guests can sit and take in the kitchen dynamics. The private wine tasting room is ideal for wine enthusiasts who seek the perfect pairings for their meal. To top off the dining experience guests who order one of the dry-aged steak selections are invited to tour the dry aging room in the back of the kitchen.

ARIO at Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

ARIO at Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Arugula salad, ARIO at Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Arugula salad, ARIO at Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Beef Tartar at ARIO, Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Beef Tartar at ARIO, Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Chef de Cuisine, Gerald Sombright, ARIO

Chef de Cuisine, Gerald Sombright, ARIO

Dry aging room at ARIO, Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Dry aging room at ARIO, Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Tomahawk Ribeye at ARIO, Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Tomahawk Ribeye at ARIO, Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Local Grouper with Saffron Broth at ARIO, Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Local Grouper with Saffron Broth at ARIO, Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Dessert Tray at ARIO, Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Dessert Tray at ARIO, Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Marco Island Marriott. photo credit: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Marco Island Marriott 400 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145

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