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HI
An urban hotel in Nice designed by matali crasset.
HI is a high-end hotel that departs from the traditional codes of luxury.
Just 200 meters from the Mediterranean and the Promenade des Anglais, HI invites you to revel in your experience as you explore its contemporary-living spaces.
Patrick Elouarghi and Philippe Chapelet are responsible for opening and operating HI. HI is the first global environment designed and created by matali crasset.

HI features 10 concepts and 38 rooms.
Each concept is based on a unique way of organising space, of living and experimenting. That means these are not decorative themes but rather typologies that yield alternatives to spaces that are usually highly codified.

The room becomes a structure for welcoming micro-events in relation to the concept of the space. In this way, comfort goes beyond mere physical or visual comfort.
This is comfort at work, produced by the generosity and simplicity of the structures which, like operating instructions, invite us to take advantage of the present moment.
These spaces are based on an openness of volumes, a non-specialisation of structures. This has the effect of smoothing the transition from one activity to another and of sharing one’s experiences.

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HI offers ten concepts for 38 rooms.

Each concept offers a specific spatial arrangement to be lived and explored. They are not decorative themes but more typologies that give alternatives to what are usually extremely codified spaces. The room becomes a setting for micro-events in relation to the spatial arrangements.That way, comfort goes beyond the simply physical and visual.

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Utop’hi (ACTIVE) NEW CONCEPT

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This bedroom is a tribute to concrete. This material is the symbol of French Architecture. Completely build with concrete walls and bright color stripes. This space is opened with the uncluttered shower to give the effect of a light cube and in an angle a neon light emphasizes a library. this room has a nice balcony overlooking the patio.

Techno Corner (Active ou Hi-Studio)

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the room is dedicated to sound and image, almost like a private auditorium with a projector, a large screen and the appropriate sound system to enjoy a good movie. the movie can be seen from either the bed or the bathtub.

Up & Down (Urban)

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shelves made of chestnut wood surround the area and form a border between two zones: the upper zone is to be used as a an open cupboard for storage and the lower zone for relaxation. the shower and toilets are behind a chestnut screen, as if they were at the hedge of a garden.

Happy Day (Urban)

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a sitting room during the day with the bed hidden in a wooden wall closet . a shift from day to night – a process of metamorphosis. at daytime the sitting room can be used like a lounge; at night if you open the doors a pink alcove appears and reveals the other half of the bed.

White & White (Hi-Studio ou Terrasse)

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the room is white hence the name of the concept. the bed looks like a table. the bathtub designed by matali crasset looks like a canopy with white vinyl around the bath and with a fuchsia-colored plexiglas “bath sky-dome”. white & white is devoted to a sense of well-being, providing fresh – white – products. the terrasse concepts have a private roof top outdoor terrace with its own jacuzzi.

Indoor Terrasse (Hi-Studio)

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all the furniture is within the central area, dispatched on an indoor terrace, with all the facilities needed, for sleeping, sitting , working... at the far end of the terrace, plants form a natural curtain for some intimacy during shower time, the toilets are like a shed in a garden and have a lantern-like appearance once the lights are on.

Digital (Active)

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here is a graphic room with a clear cyber-culture influence. the walls feature giant pixels of blues and the different pieces of furniture are like several windows of a computer screen, this room has a nice balcony overlooking the patio.

Rendez Vous (Terrasse)

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this versatile area can be modulated and changed from lounge, to office, to bathing area. the guest enter and discover a spacious lava stone bathtub, a living area, an round table with four seatings for meetings, and a beautiful terrace on the 7th floor.

Monospace (Urban ou Active)

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this room is divided into three areas distinguished by different colors and materials: an invigorating red sleeping area, a cool white, lounge area with a light wood finish and a refreshing blue bathroom with a resin floor.

Strates (Active)

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