Six Senses to enter Italian market with Rome retreat

By Lauren Heath-Jones


By Lauren Heath-Jones

10 May 2022

Six Senses is to open its first Italian outpost later this year. 

Set to open in Autumn 2022, Six Senses Rome will be housed inside a UNESCO-listed palazzo building in the historic city centre, close to landmarks such as the Fontana di Trev and the Pantheon. 

The hotel, located on the Piazza di San Marcello, overlooking the Via del Corso, will feature 95 guest rooms and suites as well as an events terrace and spa.

Six Senses Rome
Six Senses Rome features a rooftop terrace offering 360-degree views across the city

There are currently few details available about the spa, however, it will be located on the hotel’s first floor and will offer several treatment rooms as well as relaxation areas, a fitness centre and traditional Roman baths. 

The property’s interior design is being overseen by Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola, who plans to blend a contemporary vision of hospitality with the building’s ‘exquisite’ original features. 

Featured on the Unesco World Heritage List and  protected by the Roman municipality, the main façade and central staircase will be preserved and restored back to their original grandeur.

Six Senses Rome
The spa has been described as a 'sanctuary of wellness'

“As stewards of such a cultural and historical site, we’re responsible for celebrating its past and conserving its potential for future generations,” said Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs. 

“[This project] 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’s a human project, which is why we’re teaming up with 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.”

A headshot of Neil Jacobs, CEO, Six Senses Resorts Hotels and Spas, a man with grey hair and an open-neced shirt

"As stewards of such a cultural and historical site, we’re responsible for celebrating its past and conserving its potential for future generations."

Neil Jacobs

CEO, Six Senses

Six Senses Rome will also feature several social spaces, as well as a botanical garden, a spacious al fresco rooftop terrace offering 360-degree views across Rome, and an organic fruit and vegetable garden. 

Its restaurant, inspired by the company ethos of using natural, local and sustainable ingredients, will take a seasonal approach to its menus, offering a modern take on Italian cuisine. 

As with all Six Senses properties, guests staying at Six Senses Rome will be able to learn how to harness the power of local herbs, plants and ingredients at the hotel’s Alchemy Bar or learn about sustainability in the EarthLab.

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