Six Senses Rome opens in heart of Eternal City

i By April 15, 2023 No Comments

Six Senses Rome is now welcoming guests.

The brand’s first urban property in Italy is housed in the Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini, a 15th-century building that has been fully restored and transformed by its principal investors, Orion Real Estate Fund V, sponsored by Orion Capital Managers.

It has 96 guestrooms and suites across 12 accommodation categories. Options include secluded suites with courtyard views and suites facing the bustling Via del Corso and neighboring San Marcello al Corso Church.

The opening of Six Senses Rome also marks the completed renovation of the magnificent façade of the adjacent San Marcello al Corso Church, the first sustainability project sponsored by the hotel.

“An incredible 15th-century building has been brought back to life again and returned to the city, after a sophisticated refurbishment following a philologic approach which respected the several layers of history will adding a soft modern touch. This deal perfectly represents our investment philosophy: urban regeneration, value creation, and ESG responsibility,” said Corrado Trabacchi, partner and investment director of Orion Capital Managers.

Tasked with reimaging the building, architect Partricia Urquiola has blended classical elements with contemporary, sustainable design.

Design highlights at Six Senses Rome include a marble staircase with decorative skylight, newly restored 600-year-old columns  in the main entrance, Triclinium-style marble seating on some suite terraces, and a large baptismal bath dating back to the fourth century, which was uncovered during archaeological excavations at the beginning of the 1900s and is now visible beneath the glass floor tiles of BIVIUM, one of the property’s two on-site restaurants.

Other classic design elements include the use of Cocciopesto (an ancient Roman form of concrete) on the walls and the presence of Travertine stone throughout the property.

Naturally, Six Senses’ ethos is also front and center at Six Senses Rome. Guestrooms features bespoke homemade and organic mattresses, cotton bedding, pillows, and additional amenities to promote a good night’s sleep.

Menus at the property’s eateries – BIVIUM Restaurant-Café-Bar and NOTOS Rooftop – emphasize dishes with a strong link to local culinary traditions as well as the brand’s food and drink philosophy of using natural and seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and supplie

Six Senses Spa Rome includes a Hammam and Alchemy Bar as well as Roman Baths (shown at top of post). There guests can enjoy a  60-minute Roman bathing circuit that reproduces the ancient ritual of calidarium, tepidarium, and frigidarium to reduce inflammation and muscle recovery.

“After almost three decades away from my hometown, it is a joy to be back to lead such an incredible project,” said Francesca Tozzi, general manager, Six Senses Rome. “It makes my team and I feel very proud to open the first urban Six Senses property in Italy. We are working hard so our guests can experience memorable stays in an authentic, fun, and quirky ambience.”