Six Senses is to expand its European presence with the opening of its first resort in Italy with Six Senses Rome due to make its debut in 2021.
The property will be in the renovated 18th-century Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini in central Rome, close to iconic sights such as the Trevi fountain and the Pantheon.
Six Senses Rome will offer 95 rooms and suites, alongside a spa, restaurant, courtyard garden and rooftop terrace with views across the city.
The hotel’s interior design is being overseen by Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola with the ground floor turned into a “social floor for gatherings, meetings, performances and events”.
Six Senses Spa and Roman baths will be housed on the first floor featuring a range of treatment rooms, fitness centre and relaxation areas. There will also be an Earth Lab allowing guests to learn more about sustainability.
Neil Jacobs, Six Senses’ chief executive, said: “As stewards of such a cultural and historical site, we are responsible for celebrating its past and conserving its potential for future generations.
“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.”
Six Senses Rome is scheduled to open in late 2021.