With the landscape of China's most international city ever-changing, Shanghai has become a destination that continues to attract the most affluent travellers. The Middle House, the fourth property under Swire Hotels’ award-winning 'The House Collective', exemplifies and embodies the vibe and future of the city. Designed by renowned Italian architect, Lissoni, the hotel features one-of-a-kind art pieces that pay homage to the history and culture of China, while offering 5-star service and amenities.

Effortless Design That Leaves a Lasting Impression

Enter through the glass doors of The Middle House and be immediately welcomed by what can only be described as a stunning, custom hand-crafted chandelier comprising of over 3,700 individual glass pieces. Make your way through the inviting and warm main lobby and you'll definitely feel the hotel's “I Dream Of China” art theme come to life.

Draw your eyes to the gorgeous jade green ceramic cladding in a Chinese-inspired bamboo design, which can be seen in different colour variations across the property's floors. Be sure to get a closer look at Caroline Cheng's jawdropping "Prosperity" art piece which comprises of a traditional dress covered in 12,000 handmade and placed porcelain butterflies.

The 'Suite' City Life

The Middle House studios and suites are minimalistic and modern in design, and feature subtle yet impressive design elements. From the custom Chinese artwork that can be found on every headboard to the infamous bed-side rope which allows you to turn on or off every light in your suite, each little touch makes your stay memorable.

Add in the stunning bathroom, with floor to ceiling glass walls, full soaker tub and rain-shower head and you have yourself your very own en-suite spa. The views of the city overlooking the bustling Jing'an district are equally impressive and allow you to feel the city's electrifying energy.

The Infamous Café Gray Deluxe Makes a New Home in Shanghai

A staple in the Hong Kong dining scene, Chef Gray Kunz of the iconic Café Gray Deluxe at The Upper House, Hong Kong welcomes its sister restaurant, Café Gray Deluxe at The Middle House. Although the Shanghai location doesn't boast 49th level views, you'll be intrigued by its open and sleek design with different dining areas. Enjoy the traditional dining area for a sit-down meal, the bar area which is perfect for after dinner drinks and, our personal favourite, the outdoor terrace with lush greenery and beautiful views of Nanjing West Road.

Indulge in Chef Kunz's unique style of modernised classic cuisine, where only the freshest local ingredients are used each season. Delight in signature favourites like the delicately prepared steak tartare, bouquet of asparagus and, one of our favourites, the savoury lamb chops.

Pro tip* - Save room for dessert because the menu will have you choosing at least two! We recommend ordering the gelato sampler and chocolate molten cake.

A True Escape From it All

Many hotels around the world will claim to be a true escape, but at The Middle House, you'll feel like you're entering a new world. Make your way down to the basement level of the building and enjoy the property's many different amenities - including, indoor heated swimming pool, steam room, private fitness studios and spa. Walk through one of the most interesting hallways ever designed, with a stone wall on one side and a glowing white transcendent wall on the other.

For the ultimate pamper session, book an appointment at MI XUN SPA, the only hotel in China to offer boutique treatments from CHA LING L'Esprit du Thé. By combining traditional Chinese medicine with classic French beauty techniques, let the spa experts take you on a CHA LING 'Journey' treatment which is sure to re-energise every part of your mind, body and soul.

The Middle House

No. 366 Shi Men Yi Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai 200041

+86 21 3216 8199