Six Senses Rome will open at Piazza di San Marcello in late 2021.
The first Six Senses property in Italy, the 18th-century building is located in the center of Rome, blocks from the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon and within walking distance of the Via Condotti, Frattina and Borgognona shopping streets.
Formerly the Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini, the property was constructed on the site of the original palace of Cardinal Giovanni Michiel built in the late 1480s. Protected by the Roman municipality and Unesco-listed, the main facade, which overlooks Via del Corso, and the central staircase are being restored.
The interior work is being carried out by Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola and will feature meetings and event space, an open-kitchen trattoria and bar, a rooftop terrace with panoramic views and an organic fruit and vegetable garden and botanical garden.
A key feature will be the Six Senses Spa and Roman baths, with treatment rooms, a fitness center and relaxation areas.
The redevelopment is owned by the Orion European Real Estate Fund V, a fund sponsored by European real estate private equity rm Orion Capital Managers.