Following extensive renovation work – in full compliance with the constraints of the Superintendency of Fine Arts –, Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini has reopened its doors as Six Senses Rome, the international luxury hotel brand’s first hotel in Italy.
The historic building is located in the heart of the Eternal City and combines the charm of a period palace with the finest international hospitality traditions. The original soul of the Palazzo was preserved during the renovation process, supplementing its classical elements with contemporary and eco-sustainable design features by architect Patricia Urquiola.
With its unique setting, the Six Senses Rome – Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini is a veritable treasure chest of wonders, welcoming guests with a monumental marble staircase decorated with 600 columns, which bathes in the natural light produced by the skylight above.
From Palladiana to the widespread presence of Travertino Romano Classico, a local Roman stone, marble and natural stones embellish the reception, common areas, bar-restaurant and basement spa, a space inspired by ancient Roman thermal baths where the memories of ancient rituals meet high-tech, high-touch treatments.
The walls of the tepidarium, covered in Travertine, are finely decorated with laurel leaves, processed in bas-relief with waterjet cutting and inspired by the legend of Apollo and Daphne; the floor is made of Palladiana with Verde Cipollino marble grit and celebrates the Roman architectural tradition.
The Roman baths area also stands out for the imposing moulded portals in Travertine, the coverings in the same marble with ribbed finish, precious artistic mosaic inlays and a one-piece washbasin in Verde Cipollino.
Location: Rome, Italy
Project: Starching and Professor Paolo Micalizzi, Patricia Urquiola
Quantity: 3.500 m2 of Travertino Romano Classico; Verde Cipollino 250 m2.