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Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini, which Six Senses Rome calls its home, is a historical building dating back as far as the 15th century which underwent further developments over the following two centuries and is named after the prominent families who once lived within its walls. The main façade, which overlooks Via del Corso, and the central staircase have been restored back to their grand origins.
Six Senses Rome is a green oasis at the heart of the Eternal City, showcasing sustainability through culture, community, and ecology. Located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Historic Center of Rome, this expertly restored building also aims for the LEED Gold certification for sustainable design and construction, using the highest possible energy and water efficiency. The hotel is, in fact, supplied with 100 percent green power.
Various historical architectural layers are preserved throughout the building, for example, the 1,300-year-old baptism site dating from the 8th century that can be seen from our ground floor. Our spa recreates a traditional Roman bath with warm and chilled chambers, and the walls of room interiors are plastered using a traditional material from ancient Roman times without plastic or industrial chemicals. Food waste is composted using a machine in the basement, then brought upstairs to feed the lush rooftop gardens, where preservation of food culture and biodiversity go hand-in-hand with the cultivation of rare and traditional Roman plant varieties.
the year in which the current façade of San Marcello al Corso Church was built
1,500 square meters
of the ancient church façade has been restored
columns preserved in our lobby and courtyard
historical baptism site (oldest in Rome) located under our basement
from the hotel to The Pantheon historical site or the Trevi Fountain
Urban sustainability is about collaboration and forging connections. Guests and local community stakeholders are welcome to meet in our Earth Lab to share ideas for a more sustainable world. Our plastic-free commitment extends to our community, and we have partnered with a local water supplier who collects, sterilizes, and refills the glass bottles we provide, eliminating the need for plastic bottles. Shorter supply chains mean a reduced carbon footprint and support for local businesses. Our aim is to integrate with the fabric of downtown Rome and provide the perfect vantage point to explore the fantastic history and thriving culture this city has to offer.
Built over eighty years throughout the XVI century, San Marcello Al Corso Church is our next-door neighbor, and we are blessed to have such a historical site at our doorstep. The protected remains of Rome’s oldest known baptism sanctuary, dating back to the VIII century, is found under our shared basement.
Since 2021, Six Senses Rome has been sponsoring restoration works on the church's façade in an ongoing effort to support the preservation of Rome's priceless cultural legacy. Our renovation works have removed pollution, dust, and moss that have developed on the surface since the last renovation, bringing this work of art back to its former glory. Guests are welcome to view artifacts inside the church during public hours and we are ready and eager to assist in sharing the stories these ancient walls hold, such as the crucifix of San Marcello, a medieval work of religious art that is on display in the church.