Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is adding a second destination to its Portuguese portfolio – Six Senses Lisbon – slated to open in 2025.
The urban Six Senses Lisbon project is located in the historic district of the city, near the Moorish Quarter, set within the converted 17th-century Palácio Lavra and Palácio de Pedrosas. The latter of the two structures was built in 1764 for an Italian merchant and then later sold to the Portuguese postal service. Adjacent to the famous Elevator do Lavra funicular railway, Six Senses Lisbon is close to all the city’s cultural highlights including the Coliseu Theater, Politeama Theater and, for fashionistas, the Liberdade Avenue.
Six Senses Lisbon will offer 114 guest rooms within the two buildings. The Palácio de Pedrosas is a journey through time with pieces acquired by the original merchant still in situ, along with classic and modern art, book collections, antique rugs, maps, and handmade textile sculptures
The vibe is contemporary and fresh, juxtaposed with exposed classic architecture and traditional Portuguese furniture. The generous room proportions, large windows and doors, and high ceilings give the hotel a breezy and contemporary flow.
Suites feature separate fitted kitchens and outdoor terraces with a dining area and comfy sofas, perfect for a relaxing escape at the end of a busy day spent shopping or visiting the city’s attractions.
The property will feature a rooftop terrace with views over the city and a private central garden.
“What emerges from our latest urban project is not just a collection of individual hotel rooms but a vibrant community and mutual enjoyment of the rooftop bar, library, boutique, Earth Lab, and lounge areas,” remarked Neil Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer, Six Senses. “The offering includes differentiated service standards too, with a dedicated on-site team and personal Guest Experience Makers, private catering, in-room spa treatments and catered event planning.”
Six Senses Lisbon’s main street restaurant will be guided by the Eat With Six Senses philosophy, where flavours are fresh, and ingredients are seasonal and wholesome. There will also be a specialty organic restaurant in the courtyard, a lively lounge bar, a relaxed greenhouse bar, and a coffee bar. There will also be a 1,000 square-metre Six Senses Spa with eight treatment rooms, a fitness centre, dance studio and yoga pavilion. The brand’s staples, Juice Bar and Alchemy Bar, will also be located on-site.
The new resort follows the addition of Six Senses Istanbul in two years ago, and upcoming properties in Rome, New York, London and Bangkok. It joins Six Senses Douro Valley which opened in the heart of Portugal’s wine region in 2015.
Six Senses is collaborating with Key International and ARD Investment and Development to bring its Lisbon vision to life.