Six Senses adding Italian property to collection

Rome's Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini future home of Six Senses urban luxury hotel

Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is adding the Italian capital as its first destination in the European country. The Six Senses Rome will occupy the Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini, built in the 18th century in the centre of Ancient Rome.

Located blocks away from the Fontana di Trevi and Pantheon, the hotel’s prominent position places it near luxury shopping streets of Via Condotti, Frattina and Borgognona. With Via del Corso converted to a semi-pedestrian area, Six Senses Rome will welcome guests on Piazza di San Marcello.

Protected by the Roman municipality and UNESCO Heritage-listed, the main façade, which overlooks Via del Corso, is being restored back to its grand origins and the central staircase will be preserved.

When it opens in late 2021, the property will feature 95 guest rooms and suites, a spa, restaurant, events terrace, outdoor courtyard garden and a rooftop terrace with a 360-degree view of the city and monuments. Six Senses Rome will also feature a spa and Roman baths.

“As stewards of such a cultural and historical site, we are responsible for celebrating its past and conserving its potential for future generations,” said Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs.

“It also speaks to my heart. I studied culture and art in Florence and feel at home in Italy. This is more than a building to me. It is a human project, which is why we are teaming up with the architects and designers who feel as passionate and excited as I do. We want this to be a place of harmony and connection for our guests, sprinkled with a lot of love.”

The Six Senses urban collection’s entry to Rome follows the brand’s entry into Singapore, New York (slated to open in late 2020) and London (2023).

Lead image: Trevi Fountain

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