Couture four star hotel opens with double rooms from €199 per nightLocated in the heart of Paris's 16th arrondissement, Hotel Félicien, an Elegancia Hotel, is now open for guests to enter the divine world of couture fashion, as seen through the eyes of Olivier Lapidus. Famed for his avant-garde inventions in the fashion world, including the first illumined dress made from woven optical fibers and dress made from biotech fabrics, Olivier Lapidus has turned his hand to hotel design for the very first time, applying the same high tech methods to his interiors: The curtains light up with optical fibers and the bathrooms are lit gently by optical fiber glass.
From customised taps to bespoke desks and chairs, everything in the hotel has been specially designed and is available for customers to purchase if they want to take away a piece of Olivier Lapidus’ artwork. Olivier Lapidus focuses on quality and imagination in his designs, giving the hotel a refreshing and sensual zen feeling with hints of a Japanese influence.
Olivier Lapidus – born in an artistic family - draws inspiration from this experiences and memories of growing up in the world of luxury fashion. The hotel’s breakfast room will be home to a screen of glass etched with his own original fashion sketches and the leather on the staircase bannister has been sourced to match the leather that used to cover the steering wheel of Olivier Lapidus’s father’s Lamborghini. A glass wall in the lift allows guests to view the mural of press on the front row of a fashion show, created by artist Hyppolite Romain, as the travel between floors.
“I have combined my creative and design interests for quality and fantasy for the Félicien concept. The hotel is a concentrated couture universe designed for guests to experience different emotions of risk and excitement in the same place”, says designer Olivier Lapidus.
The Félicien enjoys a peaceful, elegant environment in a superb setting, a few minutes from the Trocadéro, the Bois de Boulogne, the Eiffel Tower and the Champs-Elysées and the charming Passy neighborhood. The hotel is also conveniently located for guests to enjoy browsing some of the city’s favorite museums such as the Claude Monet/Marmottan Museum and the Palais de Tokyo, dedicated to modern and contemporary art.
Olivier Lapidus has designed the Hotel Félicien to rise from dark to light over six floors so guests can choose their room according to mood and preference. The Félicien comprises 32 rooms and 2 private roof terrace suites complete with Jacuzzis overlooking Paris’ rooftops. Facilities include an underground Spa and the Black Bar; a stylish setting for guests to enjoy drinks in the evening.