Just a stone’s throw from the Trevi Fountain, luxury hotel brand Six Senses is set to unveil its first property in Italy.
Opening next week, Six Senses Rome will be opening next week with 96 rooms and suites, a Roman-inspired bath as well as a restaurant on the rooftop and on the ground floor.
“After almost three decades away from my hometown, it is a joy to be back to lead such an incredible project,” says Francesca Tozzi, General Manager of Six Senses Rome.
“It makes my team and I feel very proud to open the first urban Six Senses property in Italy. We are working hard so our guests can experience memorable stays in an authentic, fun and quirky ambience.”
The hotel blends the best of the ancient architecture with contemporary elements. The Travertine local stone is featured throughout the building, restored 600-year-columns that sit in the main entrance and some of the well-appointed rooms have Triclinium-style marble seating on their terraces.
The 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.
History and sustainability
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 the 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.
From spa to spaaahh
The brand has a 60-minute Roman bathing circuit which has had 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 personalized 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.