Nestled in the heart of downtown Shanghai’s Jing’an district, The Middle House was designed by renowned Italian architect Piero Lissoni and exudes urban sophistication, with elegant indoor and outdoor spaces that combine European chic with Asian authenticity.
Having opened in 2018, this intimate luxury hotel reflects the contemporary spirit of Shanghai. Guests have a choice of accommodation depending on their specific requirements. The 111 studios and suites start from 50 square metres and feature panoramic windows that frame spectacular views of the city, enhancing the sense of space. The walls are adorned with modern Chinese artwork while amenities include state-of-the-art sound systems, high-speed Wi-Fi, espresso machines and “maxi-bars”, which offer snacks and beverages free of charge. Guests will also be offered the use of yoga mats – perfect for morning workouts overlooking the stunning Shanghai skyline.
For the most luxurious stays and special occasions, the top-floor Penthouse offers 660 square metres of space, including two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a large living area and private outdoor terraces with breathtaking city views. This spectacular space also provides the perfect setting for exclusive events, such as dinner parties, roundtable briefings and product launches.
Guests on extended visits to Shanghai can choose to stay in The Middle House Residences – a collection of 102 serviced apartments which range from 55 to 110 square metres and provide all the comforts of home, including full kitchens and home theatre systems.
The Middle House is fast becoming a hot new culinary destination in Shanghai, with a choice of impressive restaurants. Café Gray Deluxe is overseen by New York-based chef Gray Kunz and focuses on modern international cuisine using seasonal ingredients. With a restaurant, bar and alfresco terrace, this is a great spot for every culinary occasion. Alternatively, Frasca is an authentic ristorante that specialises in the finest Italian cuisine and an extensive collection of wines, while Sui Tang Li is an outstanding Chinese restaurant where diners can savour a wide selection of small bites and sharing plates, including handcrafted dim sum.
When guests are not out exploring the busy streets of Shanghai, The Middle House provides a serene sanctuary in the heart of the city. The MI XUN SPA is an urban oasis featuring a heated indoor swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness centre, hypoxi room and wellness studio. Group yoga sessions are also available, and The Lab and shop are great places to find top lifestyle brands.
Positioned close to Nanjing West Road in Shanghai’s commercial centre, The Middle House is the latest addition to Swire Hotels’ renowned The House Collective, which also includes The Upper House in Hong Kong and The Temple House in Chengdu.
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