A good rule of thumb when traveling is to follow the luxury hotels. When top brands descend upon a city, you know there is fun to be had. It’s no surprise that Rome, also known as the Eternal City, is having its moment once again. Obviously, it’s had many of those throughout its 2,700+ year history but this year, it’s all about hotels. You may know the Six Senses from Cambodia or Bhutan. Perhaps, you stayed at their property in Thailand. Now, their special brand of wellness and serenity is a whole lot closer. One of their first city hotels, the Six Senses Rome has officially arrived, and it looks spectacular.
There’s a reason why you should book the next flight to Rome, and it’s not for the Colosseum. The new Six Senses Rome will open in early 2023, and we eagerly await its arrival. In addition, it will be the first Six Senses to open in Italy. Located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Rome’s historical past, it will have a prime location in the city. Here’s the first look at Six Senses Rome.
Situated within the bustling Via del Corso, Six Senses is just a short walk away from the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain. The building which the Six Senses calls home, the Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini, is also a renowned and historic structure dating back to the 15th century. Six Senses has preserved its heritage by restoring the original façade and decadent staircase. In addition, Six Senses has also helped to restore the neighboring church. This shows their commitment to the community and marks their first sustainability project in the country.
Rooms and Suites
The interior of Six Senses features plenty of greenery, natural light, and large open spaces under the vision of renowned architect Patricia Urquiola. There are 96 rooms, each featuring traditional Cocciopesto plasterwork from local travertine limestones. The decorations pay homage to Roman classicism but reinterpret them in a contemporary way. For example, rooms include suspended plants, high ceilings, and local artwork. Additionally, some larger rooms and suites have bay windows and sun-drenched terraces.
Six Senses has two great options for dining. The BIVIUM-Restaurant-Cafe-Bar is modeled after a social hub where people can gather around and enjoy the smells and sights of an open kitchen. Additionally, the open kitchen has designated areas – a deli corner, a jasper grill, and a wood-fired oven. Chef Nadia Frisina serves modern Italian cuisine with an emphasis on Roman delicacies and great plant-based options. Dishes are sustainable and organic with the produce and the meat coming from the city and the surrounding farming communities. Furthermore, it transitions to an outdoor space where you can lounge around and enjoy coffee and gelato. Subsequently, the second dining option is the Notos Rooftop. Here, you’ll be immersed in a secret garden that offers a 360-degree view of the city. It is a great spot for light bites and a sunset aperitivo.
Spa and Wellness
Six Senses Rome revitalizes the art of Roman Bathing with its new Spa and Wellness facilities. Equipped with the latest technology, it allows guests to create their own personalized experience. For instance, it offers five treatment rooms, a hammam, Roman baths, steam, a sauna, yoga, meditation, and more. The atmosphere is enhanced by a bas-relief that depicts the story of Daphne and Apollo creating an almost mythical feel.
In addition to everything that it offers, Six Senses Rome also has something extra special in store for its guests. For example, they will guide you behind the scenes of the Palazzo Colonna and other famous galleries. Take a “Catching the Light” painting class, or go on a tour of the intricate channels below the Trevi Fountain. Most importantly, pay a visit to the San Marcello al Corso, the historical Baroque church next door.