Marking the brand’s very Italian property, Six Senses Rome is opening its doors in early 2023 with 96 contemporary guest rooms and suites
Providing a green oasis of calm amid the hustle and bustle of Via del Corsa, Six Senses Rome will be a property centred around well-being with a convergence of old meets new. Located with a prime position within the UNESCO world heritage site of Rome’s historic center, the new hotel will be just a few steps away from iconic Rome landmarks such as the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain.
Six Senses Rome aims to transport its guests on a journey into heritage, discovery, and community as the Eternal City strengthens its presence on the global tourism map, with a number of major international events in the pipeline.
“I am honored and proud that this milestone is happening in my home city,” commented Francesca Tozzi, General Manager of Six Senses Rome.
“My team and I are working with enthusiasm to translate the brand’s core values of emotional hospitality, sustainability, and wellness into a Roman context. For us, high quality and luxury include out-of-the-ordinary experiences and respect for the local community, while keeping things fun and quirky!”.
The 96-room new opening will be housed in Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini, a historical building dating back as far as the 15th century. Named after the notable families who once dwelled within its walls, the building has undergone several developments since over the centuries.
Six Senses Rome has restored the original façade and monumental staircase to their grand origins to preserve the Palazzo’s priceless heritage. The façade of the neighboring church San Marcello al Corso, a fine example of Italian Baroque, has also undergone major renovation works, representing Six Senses Rome’s first sustainability project and commitment to the local community.
When it comes to the interiors, think modern and contemporary with sustainable architecture and design accents, featuring imaginative planting, natural light, and breezy open spaces courtesy of architect Patricia Urquiola. Globally renowned for her responsible design development, Urquiola aims to connect people emotionally to the spaces around them.
Featuring traditional Cocciopesto plasterwork and locally sourced Travertine limestones, the 96 guest rooms and suites are refined and cozy, with patterns and graphic elements throughout, staying true to the brand’s love of authenticity. With its airy rooms, sun-filled terraces, notably high ceilings, and historic bay windows, the property has an ethos centred around well-being and a sense of conviviality.
Of course, no trip to Rome could be complete without food. BIVIUM Restaurant-Café-Bar on the ground floor offers a respite for both guests and locals, serving modern Italian cuisine with a Roman nod and plenty of plant-based options. The buzzy lifestyle space features an open kitchen, dedicated deli corners, a Josper grill, and a wood-fired oven.
It opens out to an elegant terrace, ideal for networking, reading, thinking, or creating. Majestically curated by Executive Chef Nadia Frisina, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients at their peak flavor are the stars of the menu, which showcases best-in-class regional produce.
Ideal for a special kind of sip, NOTOS Rooftop specializes in tempting bites and creative drinks, surrounded by unparalleled 360-degree panoramic views. The abundance of terracotta pots and aromatic plants offer a secret garden escape unlike anywhere in Rome, whether for sunrise yoga or sunset aperitivo.
With a focus on wellbeing, the property will also deliver its trademark spa experience. Six Senses Spa brings its wellness formula to life while respecting centuries past. Based around the tradition of ancient Roman bathing, the three plunge pools reproduce the calidarium, tepidarium, and frigidarium, reducing inflammation through heat and aiding muscle recovery through a 60-minute journey.
A bas-relief inspired by the myth of Daphne and Apollo embellishes the walls, adding pathos and recreating a bygone Roman feel.
Beyond the baths, grab a robe and try out the Hammam, biohacking and meditation rooms, sauna, outdoor yoga deck, fitness center, and five treatment rooms (one for couples). There’s also the opportunity to learn about the therapeutic power of herbs and plants, guided by a skilled therapist, at the Alchemy Bar.