Six Senses Rome marks the brand’s first urban hotel in Italy
Six Senses Rome opens in palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini
Taking guests on a journey into heritage, discovery, and community within Rome’s UNESCO-protected historic city centre
A peaceful haven nestled in the beating heart of the Eternal City, Six Senses Rome opened its doors in the historical Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini on March 16. This milestone 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.
Luxury accommodation in Rome with suites facing Via del Corso
From Cocciopesto on the walls to the extensive presence of Travertine local stone, the reverential nod to Roman traditions is evident throughout the hotel’s 96 guest rooms and suites, with some featuring the iconic Triclinium-style marble seating on their terraces. At the same time, state-of-the-art, in-room technology is subtly incorporated along with the groundbreaking Sleep With Six Senses standards of bespoke homemade and organic mattresses, cotton bedding, pillows, and additional amenities to promote a good night’s sleep. With a selection of 12 accommodation categories, including three individually designed signature suites, the many options include secluded rooms with courtyard views and suites facing the bustling Via del Corso and neighboring San Marcello al Corso Church. While enjoying a prime position in the heart of the city, the sense of calmness and tranquility is still ever present and welcome after a busy day seeing the sights.
True to the Eat With Six Senses ethos, menus foster a strong link with local culinary traditions, whether at the all-day dining BIVIUM Restaurant-Café-Bar or up high on NOTOS Rooftop. Besides the Roman Empire-inspired 5-course tasting menu, dishes include plant-based, meat, fish, and sweet classics with Sicilian touches to honor the Executive Chef’s home favorites. The other pillars of the brand’s food and drink philosophy come forth through the innovative use of natural and seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and suppliers.
Bivium Restaurant Cafe Bar
The Palazzo housing Six Senses Rome is a treasure trove of wonders, from the monumental marble staircase with its decorative skylight to the newly restored 600-year-old columns in the main entrance. The large baptismal bath dating back to the fourth century was uncovered during archaeological excavations at the beginning of the 1900s and is now visible beneath the glass floor tiles within BIVIUM Restaurant-Café-Bar, the spot where all paths cross.
What’s fascinating about the soul of the Palazzo is how classical elements blend in harmony with the contemporary, sustainable design by architect Patricia Urquiola. When combined with an abundance of plants from the entrance to the rooftop, guests will enjoy a strong sense of reconnection with nature both inside and out.
Aurelia the She-Wolf has been announced as the hotel mascot. Deeply rooted in Rome’s history, the She-Wolf is the symbol of the city. According to local legend, she nursed Romulus and Remus, the newborn twin founders of Rome, and became an iconic symbol.
Guests can learn more about the hotel’s sustainability efforts in the dedicated Earth Lab while building their knowledge through interactive talks and hands-on workshops.
A sanctuary of wellness at the Six Senses Spa Rome
A sanctuary of wellness, Six Senses Spa Rome offers a holistic experience that is far from ordinary. The 60-minute Roman bathing circuit is a modern-day take on the ancient ritual, reproducing the calidarium, tepidarium, and frigidarium to reduce inflammation and muscle recovery by heating the body up and then cooling it down. It is a sociable and immersive experience for balancing mind and body.
Treatments ranging from results-driven personalised facials to signature body massages are expertly performed using premium products by Biologique Recherche, Seed to Skin, Organic Pharmacy, and Subtle Energy. In-house experts guide guests on their path to wellness with high-tech and high-touch therapies such as biohacking, sound therapy, body cocoons, and breathwork. Other highlights include the healing herbal Hammam and sensory immersions at the Alchemy Bar.
About Six Senses Rome
Enjoying a prime position within the UNESCO world heritage site of Rome’s historic center, Six Senses Rome is the brand’s first hotel to open in Italy. The fifteenth-century Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini has been restored to its grand origins to house 96 guest rooms and suites and serve as a green oasis a few steps from iconic landmarks, including the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. The all-day dining and lifestyle area on the ground floor offers a modern Italian menu with a Roman nod, and the sun-kissed rooftop terrace treats guests to panoramic views over the historical neighborhood. Six Senses Spa brings its trademark wellness formula to life through the tradition of ancient Roman bathing, with further highlights including five treatment rooms (one for couples), a hammam, biohacking, and meditation rooms, an outdoor yoga deck, and a fitness center.
About Six Senses
Six Senses operates 19 hotels and resorts in 16 countries and has signed a further 38 properties into the development pipeline. Part of IHG Hotels & Resorts, Six Senses serves as a changemaker and maintains a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, emotional hospitality, wellness, and crafted experiences, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat, or urban hotel, the vision remains the same: to reawaken people’s senses so they feel the purpose behind their travels and ultimately reconnect with themselves, others, and the world around them.
Six Senses Residences offers all the unique amenities of a resort life community while retaining the privacy and personal touches of a beautifully appointed private villa or apartment. Each is an appreciating long-term investment to be cherished for generations to come with immediate benefits and exclusive status at other resorts worldwide.
Six Senses Spas guides guests on their personal path to well-being in all resorts as well as a handful of standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach goes beyond ordinary beauty treatments to offer holistic wellness, integrative medicine, and longevity.
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