Take A Look Inside The New Six Senses Rome

Rome gets a new level of luxury with the opening of Six Sense Rome. Grand old Palazzo meets modern comforts at this luxury hotel in Rome. Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini, which Six Senses Rome calls its home, is protected by the Roman municipality and is UNESCO listed. It very impressively pays homage to Rome’s past while reinterpreting it into a contemporary and immersive place to stay.

Six Senses are renowned for their focus on sustainability and environmental best practices. With Rome as their first urban location, emphasis has been placed on the value of the city’s heritage and cultivating connections with the local culture and community through the restoration of the property. This dedication to preserving the city’s legacy is a key part of Six Senses’ ethos in this urban location, and it is evident throughout the property. The hotel is, in fact, supplied with 100 percent green power.

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A notable contribution to sustainability has been made by Six Senses in addition to the Palazzo it now occupies, which includes the nearby San Marcello al Corso Church, marking the first sustainability project of its kind. Various historical architectural layers are preserved throughout the building, for example, the 1,700-year-old baptism site dating from the 4th century that can be seen from the ground floor, and the spa recreates a traditional Roman bath with warm and chilled chambers.

Designed by Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola, the sustainably restored Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini has maintained its original structure and architectural details. The main façade, which overlooks Via del Corso, has been restored back to its grand origins. The central staircase has also been preserved along with pillars, and arches around the hotel, all whilst adding contemporary elements and luxury comforts you would expect from a Six Senses property.

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In Roman mythology, “genius loci” was a spirit that was said to guard a place. It is indefinable yet inherent in the hotel’s architecture and intention to serve as an urban oasis. The spaces, the finishes, the materials, and the art reinterpret Roman classicism and history into a contemporary vision and comfy hotel room to stay.

Six Senses Rome features 96 guest accommodations including Double Rooms, Junior Suites, and one and two-bedroom Suites. Patricia Urquiola, utilized natural materials that are abundant in Rome. The hotel’s primary building blocks are locally sourced travertine limestone and cocciopesto, a traditional material from ancient Roman times. Triclinium marble is also used throughout the property, with a neutral colour palette for the beds and furniture, the patterns, and the graphic design elements combine with suspended plants and natural light, focusing on well-being and a sense of conviviality and sustainability.

The Mellini Suite, is one that comes highly recommended, this stunning suite features a private terrace that faces Piazza di San Marcello perfect for al fresco moments, while the other side faces the buzzy internal courtyard.

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A short wander along the gallery brings you to BIVIUM Restaurant-Café-Bar, a buzzy convivial and lifestyle space featuring an open kitchen where you can enjoy all-day Roman dining. NOTOS Rooftop terrace has a secret Roman garden where you can enjoy an Ashtanga yoga lesson, or delicious bites and cocktails surrounded by the panoramic and dramatic cityscape.

The spa at Six Senses Rome is a modern take on the ancient art of Roman bathing, introducing the latest biohacking technology for recovery and restoration. Six Senses Spa also reinterprets the themes of classicism and contact with nature, from the mosaic of Daphne’s laurel tree to the biophilic features and locally sourced and organic spa products.

Located in the heart of historic Rome, on Piazza di San Marcello, with iconic landmarks like the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon as well as the luxury shopping street Via Condotti are all within walking distance from the luxury hotel.


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