luxe - Hi Hotel, Nice

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Nice’s DayGlo design hotel wows guests with a rooftop pool, secret garden, and a LEGO-like array of colour.


The plastic-fantastic Hi Hotel was inaugurated in 2003. Its modern design has proved as timeless as a Corbusier chair – but that didn’t stop the shockwave that spread through Nice’s fusty accommodation industry on opening day.

Hi Hotel’s bathrooms are separated from the bedrooms by a layer of transparent Perspex, a ‘cosy’ arrangement to say the least. And the establishment’s insistence on an all-organic approach – from eco-cleaning products to natural paint – placed it years ahead of its time.

Regular guests soon settled into the Hi regime. To suit any mood, a choice of nine designer guestroom styles can be reserved in advance.

White & White rooms, for example, calm nerves with clean lines, an in-room bathtub, and a Plexiglas ceiling. Indoor Terrace rooms come complete with a yoga space and a glow-in-the-dark toilet. Needless to say, word of such creative creature comforts spread fast.

The hotel’s latest addition on Nice’s seafront promenade, Hi Beach, has single-handedly reinvented the beach club too. Stripy sun loungers are placed waterside from April onwards, as are swing chairs, hammocks, a weightlifting salon, an architecture library, and an all-organic beach bar.



Nice, France
Distance: 4,488 km
Flight Time: 8 hours, 55 minutes
Frequency: 3 flights a week via Milan

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Hi Hotel
3 Avenue des Fleurs,
Nice, France
Tel +33 497 07 26 26
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