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
The Middle House is officially my favorite hotel in Shanghai, the service was impeccable, the smiles of all the staff members always felt so welcoming.
The room was plush and comfortable with just the right amount of modern gadgets. Such delicious food and cocktails in the restaurants and bars, and they had plenty of gluten free food options (for a Celiac like me)!
Next time I’m in Shanghai – I will make sure to stay at the Middle House!
Stylish hotel , yet comfortable. Rooms are spacious and light filled. Well insulated from traffic noise and little disturbance from other rooms. A pleasant scent permeates through the common areas which is relaxing.
Crowning glory is the staff who are excellent - attentive , efficient yet helpful with a warm touch.
You would wish you could stay longer
Very classy room composition - love the bathroom layout and glass wall. Comfortable with all the amenities needed without being over the top. Hotel has a simple classy vibe in a quiet spot behind Taikoo Hui obviously with all the access to the retail mall and three fantastic restaurants in the hotel. Only big bear is the use of plastic bottles in the rooms - so easy to get rid of!! Please stop single use plastics!!
The middle house is totally different with peninsula hotel or mandarin oriental hotel. It's more casual not very standard formal. the design is good. I believe all the five stars hotels have luxury amazing design. but what I love here is the staff they are the point! I stayed in resident for three nights. It is not really enought. I wish I can stay longer and longer Lol. Joy who arranged a taxi restaurants some boutiques shop for my mom and me.Joy also made a local map and explained in details with patient. She even took us to the ATM for cash!!!! How thoughtful she was and how kind!!!!! If you stay here and could not speak well English that's not a big trouble for you. If you travel with a family they have a nice suit room with two bathrooms. You can keep your own privacy! Highly recommended the hotel for all the people who request a good service in Shanghai！
Simply luxurious, fabulous service, perfect location will definitely be returning.
They know how the little things make such a difference to a stay. Highly recommended. We had dinner at ‘Grey’ the food was delicious and presented with great creativity. The Chandelier in the entry was stunning matched with the beautifully subtle flower arrangement below. Maria Johnson Sydney.