The luxury Six Senses Lisbon is set to open in the 17th-century Palácio Lavra and Adjacent Palácio das Pedrosas. The latter was built in 1764 for an Italian merchant and then later sold to the Portuguese postal service. The hotel is located adjacent to Lisbon‘s famous Elevador do Lavra, taking passengers up from the downtown area of the Avenida Liberdade up the steep slope to Lavra.
The hotel will offer 114 guest rooms within the two buildings. The Palácio de Pedrosas is a journey through time with pieces acquired by the original merchant still in situ, along with classic and modern art, book collections, antique rugs, maps, and handmade textile sculptures. The vibe will be contemporary and fresh, juxtaposed with exposed classic architecture and traditional Portuguese furniture. The generous room proportions, large windows and doors, and high ceilings give the hotel a breezy and contemporary flow. The suites feature separate fitted kitchens and outdoor terraces with a dining area and comfy sofas.
The ground floor of the Palácio Lavra has the aesthetic of an artist’s atelier, complete with carved wooden counters and handmade tapestries. Rooms are decorated in warm and earthy tones to envelop guests in comfort, with traditional Portuguese touches such as hand-painted ceramics. In the main communal areas, the soaring ceilings, playful candelabras, exotic frescos, striking sculptural features, and lush artisanal palette adds an authentic touch.
The joy of good food permeates all aspects of Portuguese life, emphasizing simple ingredients that are lovingly and impeccably prepared. The main street restaurant will be guided by the Eat With Six Senses philosophy, where flavors are fresh, and ingredients are seasonal and wholesome. There will also be a specialty organic restaurant in the pretty courtyard, a lively lounge bar, a relaxed greenhouse bar, and an all-day coffee bar.
The Six Senses brand revolves around its spa offerings and the Lisbon outpost will be no different. Along with eight treatment rooms, there will be indoor and outdoor wet areas, a fitness center, a dance studio, and a yoga pavilion set up for aerial yoga.
Six Senses Lisbon will be the second of the brand in Portugal, it already operates the Six Senses Douro Valley in the north of the country.