A Second Six Senses for Portugal

In 2025 Six Senses Lisbon opens in the historic Palácio Lavra, a 17th-century Portuguese landmark.

22 November 2021

In order to translate Reconnection's Six Sensesvision into an urban setting, the brand continues to seek out iconic landmarks in the world's most breathtaking cities. There, the hotel group then infuses wellness, sustainable design, bespoke hospitality and a sense of community into the guest experience. Following Istanbul and planned properties in Rome, New York, London and Bangkok, Six Senses is now celebrating its arrival in the heart of Lisbon. This adds a second first-class destination to the Portuguese portfolio, following Six Senses Douro Valley in the heart of the country's wine region.

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With love for history

Like all of the brand's urban hotels, Six Senses Lisbon was designed with a special focus on outstanding craftsmanship, comfort, natural materials and light. The hotel is designed to be both a sanctuary and a hotspot, with privacy and a seamless transition to city life. This time, the historic buildings are 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. In addition to the famous Elevator do Lavra funicular, the Six Senses Lisbon is in close proximity to all of the city's cultural highlights, including the Coliseu Theatre and the Politeama Theatre. For fashion enthusiasts, the iconic Avenida Liberdade is just a few metres away.

Historic buildings meet new charm - that's the concept behind the new Six Senses Lisbon. ©Six Senses

Planned opening 2025

Once open, there will be 114 guest rooms in the two buildings of the Six Senses Lisbon. The Palácio de Pedrosas is a journey through time with pieces acquired from the original merchant still on site. There is also classical and modern art, book collections, antique rugs, maps and handmade textile sculptures. The atmosphere is contemporary and fresh, contrasting the exposed classical architecture and traditional Portuguese furniture. The spacious layout, large windows and doors as well as high ceilings give the hotel an airy and modern feel. The suites have separate fitted kitchens and terraces with dining areas and comfortable sofas. Ideal for relaxing at the end of an eventful day of shopping and sightseeing.

The community feeling is in the foreground

"Our newest urban project is not only a collection of individually designed hotel rooms, but also fuels a vibrant sense of community. Guests can gather in the rooftop bar, library or boutique, Earth Lab and lounge areas," says Six Senses Chief Executive Officer Neil Jacobs. "The offering also encompasses a wide variety of service standards, with a dedicated on-site team and personal guest experience makers, private catering, in-room spa treatments and bespoke event planning."

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