The Middle House
What We Love
- Artisanal dim sum at Chef Tony Ye’s Sui Tang Li
- Tesla pick-ups from the airport
- Freestanding tubs in each of the 111 guest rooms
- The antioxidant properties of Pu’er Tea play a major role in the onsite spa treatments
What To Know
- The property includes a separate tower of extended-stay residences geared towards corporate travelers
- The hotel’s European-style café, Gray Deluxe, is connected to the adjacent Taikoo Hui Mall
- Framed paper creations in the hotel’s public spaces were created by Chinese-American artist Lindy Lee
- The chandelier in the lobby, comprised of nearly 4,000 glass pieces, was handmade by Venetian glass master Fabiano Zanchi
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Piero Lissoni–designed, art-centric bolthole in the heart of Shanghai’s trendy Jing’an District
There’s something elegantly understated about this Marco Polo-esque boutique property, towering above Shanghai’s only surviving shikumens (19th-century lane-houses). Milan-based architect Piero Lissoni dressed the two 14-story black aluminum towers in his signature wardrobe of minimalist chic—think muted hues, silk panels, and low-slung furniture. Rooms are handsome hangouts, with sliding wood panels, transparent dividers, and a massive pull switch dubbed “Mr. Goodnight” by the bedside; subtle Chinese décor surfaces in the form of latticed wood screens and bamboo paintings. As the fourth edition of The Swire Hotels’ “House” series (a swanky portfolio that includes the Hong Kong-based Upper House and Beijing’s Opposite House), Middle House also exhibits the collective’s commitment to fine dining. Choose from a casual Italian eatery—a Pan-Chinese restaurant that combines Cantonese, Sichuan and Shanghainese flavors—and a European-style café/bar steered by acclaimed New York chef Gray Kunz, where sunset cocktails on the wraparound terrace are nonnegotiable.
In the Area
A stay at this sophisticated sleep lands you in Shanghai’s Dazhongli neighborhood, a hotbed of history. The hotel is an easy stroll from the Jade Buddha Temple, one of the city’s only active monasteries, and Jing’an Temple, a gold pagoda that stands out among the city’s sea of skyscrapers. Family-friendly neighborhood attractions include a sculpture garden decked with water jets. Also nearby: the Nanjing Road neighborhood, a three-mile stretch dating back to the Qing Dynasty (established in 1636) often considered China’s best shopping street, chock full of attractions like neon-lit malls, ancient silk emporiums, and19th-century pharmacy Cai Tong De.
How to Get There
My company spends an average of 5 - 7 days a month in Shanghai and the team have stayed at most of the hotels in the Jing An area. The Middle House is by far our preferred and favourite hotel. The service is impeccable, the rooms well designed and most importantly comfortable, we are obsess with the peaceful sleeping The public spaces are elegant and considered whilst informal and liveable. As with the entire House portfolio every aspect of the experience is seamless and beautifully executed. Whether visiting Shanghai on business or for pleasure this amazing boutique property should be your first choice.
Great location, very good experience, excellent deal. Very profesional staff.
Is my second time there ad for sure I will repeat. Don´t forget to visit the swimming pool and the spa & gym space.
The breakfast is also an execellent choice.
Fabulous services, beautiful spacious room. Great drinks and food! Great location, easy too access. Haven't check out their swimming pool or gym yet. Will definitely return again for both business and leisure trips.
I am blessed that my current job allows me to indulge in two of my two great loves - air travel and hotels, I do not often take the time to write reviews but felt compelled after my recent stay at The Middle House.
Swire Hotels and the 'The House Collective' with their 'Our House Your Home' ethos get it right every time - The Middle House is no exception.
I arrived from Taipei rather late in the evening and I instantly felt as though I had been welcomed home or into the home of a very good friend. The service is sleek and unobtrusive, the team at the front desk could sense that I was tired so didn't keep me any longer than necessary.
The room was stunning, and just the right amount of technology. I personally hate it when a hotel goes over board and you need a Phd to operate the TV or turn off the lights. In the morning when I opened the curtains the room was a wash with natural daylight. The walk in rain shower was amazing, if i was not conscious about my personal water consumption I would have stood there all day!
Enjoyed dinner and drinks in Cafe Grey Deluxe and was fortunate that the man himself Chef Gray Kunz was spending time at the hotel and was with his team that evening in the kitchen.
Shout out to Martin at Cafe Grey Deluxe, took one look at me at breakfast one morning (after one too many negroni's at the bar the night before) and said with a cheeky smile I think you need the green juice.
If you are traveling through China and in a city where Swire Hotels have one of their House Collective hotels, do not stay anywhere else.
Absolutely loved staying here. Rooms are very chic and state of the art. Could not have been a more perfect experience to arrive in shanghai to after a long flight overseas. The spa is beautiful. Great location. Nothing but good things to say about the middle house. Can't wait to go back to shanghai just to stay there again.