(November 16, 2021)
Six Senses has signed an agreement to expand its brand in the heart of Lisbon, for what will be the group’s second property in Portugal after the Six Senses Douro Valley in the heart of the country’s wine region.
Six Senses Lisbon will be housed in the converted 17th-century Palácio Lavra and the remarkable Palácio de Pedrosas. The latter was built in 1764 for an Italian merchant and later sold to the Portuguese Post Office.
Adjacent to the famous Elevator do Lavra funicular, Six Senses Lisbon will be close to all of the city’s cultural hotspots, including the Coliseu Theater, Politeama Theater and, for fashionistas, the iconic Liberdade Avenue is just a few meters away.
The opening of Six Senses Lisbon is scheduled for 2025.
Once opened, Six Senses Lisbon will offer 114 rooms in both buildings. The Palácio de Pedrosas is a journey through time with pieces acquired by the original merchant still there, as well as classical and modern art, collections of books, antique rugs, maps and textile sculptures made by hand.
The generous proportions of the rooms, the large windows and doors and the high ceilings give the hotel an airy and contemporary feel. The suites will feature separate full kitchens and outdoor terraces with dining areas and sofas, perfect for a relaxing getaway at the end of a busy day spent shopping or sightseeing in the city.
Facilities at Six Senses Lisbon will include a rooftop terrace, a private central garden with vine-covered glass atriums, a choice of F&B outlets, a 1000m² spa with eight treatment rooms, indoor wetlands and outdoor, fitness center, dance studio and yoga pavilion.
To bring its urban vision to Lisbon to life, Six Senses is working with Key International and ARD Investment and Development.
“It is a great responsibility for us to restore these beautiful and unique properties in Lisbon,” said Jaime Ardid, partner at ARD Investment and Development. “We are fortunate and grateful for this opportunity to bring the essence of both palaces to life, joining forces with the professional Six Senses team. We are focusing all our energies on giving Lisbon a cultural monument that the local community can be proud of and that shines brightly for our international guests.
The Six Senses Lisbon is scheduled to open in 2025.