Six Senses Hotels will open its first Italian property in Rome in late 2021. The redevelopment is owned by the Orion European Real Estate Fund V, a fund sponsored by Orion Capital Managers, a European real estate private equity ﬁrm.
The 95-room hotel will be located within the 18th century Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini. Protected by the Roman municipality and UNESCO listed, the main façade, which overlooks Via del Corso, is being restored back to its grand origins. The central staircase will also be preserved. Highlights include a spa, restaurant, events terrace, outdoor courtyard garden and rooftop terrace.
Located on the first floor, Six Senses Spa and Roman baths will play an integral role as a sanctuary of wellness. The hotel will also offer opportunities for guests to learn about wellness and sustainability with the Alchemy Bar and Earth Labs.
"As stewards of such a cultural and historical site, we are responsible for celebrating its past and conserving its potential for future generations," said Neil Jacobs, Six Senses' CEO. "It 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 is a human project, which is why we are teaming up with the 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."
Mindful of the building’s authentic heritage, the design fuses a contemporary vision of hospitality. The ground floor is a social floor for gatherings, meetings, performances and events. The open kitchen trattoria and bar will lead out to a gallery and seating area. Outside will be a botanical garden.
The Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spa group was acquired by IHG in 2019 for $300 million. It has 18 hotels and resorts, and 30 spas in 21 countries. This announcement comes with the signing of InterContinental Rome which is set to open in late 2022.