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The Middle House

The Middle House



The Middle House is an ode to modern-day Shanghai in the middle of historic Dazhongli. Designed by Italian architect Piero Lissoni using a mixture of Chinese materials like porcelain, ceramic, bamboo, and lacquered textures, the House combines an impeccable style, eclectic art collection, and dramatic flair entrances. Designed by renowned Italian architect Piero Lissoni, the hotel offers intimate luxury that radiates urban sophistication, providing an elegant and calm oasis amidst the dynamic backdrop of one of Asia's most sophisticated cities.

People & Culture

The House is home to an energetic collective of talented individuals with fresh ideas, different perspectives, and singular personalities. Get to know the people who bring The Middle House to life. The Guest Experience Team offers personalized round-the-clock service. ''We hope you'll come to know us well. No matter what time it is, we are here to provide you with a personal service. Whether this means booking you a table at the top restaurants, advising you on the best places to shop, or arranging last-minute dry cleaning, think of us as reception and concierge rolled into one. The hotel knows that the guests love to keep things simple, so we have made your arrival paperless with no forms to fill. Go straight to your room or take a seat anywhere in the house, and we'll come to you to complete your check-in. When it's time to depart, send us an email, if you so wish" - The Middle House Team.

Art & Design

You'll find the House hidden behind a forest of whispering bamboo in the middle of Shanghai. It's a masterpiece of artistic simplicity framed by its fascinating contrasts – historic and modern, Italian and Shanghainese, light and dark, bold and neutral, heaven and earth. The Middle House blends Shanghainese craftsmanship and Italian ingenuity. It's gorgeously composed but never takes itself too seriously. Surround yourself in the minimalist design with dark atmospheric colors and bold jewel tones, or awaken your senses with the art collection inspired by the curatorial theme "I Dream of China."

In-room refreshments are a complimentary and easy treat with the Maxi Bar. Keeping it stocked with complimentary soft drinks, beer, juice, and water, as well as coffee, tea, and a selection of infusions. Help yourself to the sweets too. Ensure smooth and comfortable transfers to and from the airport or around the city, offering a selection of hotel car options for guests. Whether it's getting to your meeting or sightseeing, the House cars are available for one-way, return, or on-hire services. Prices to be provided upon request.

Dining

The restaurants and bars at The Middle House highlight the seasonal and the sublime. Set off on a journey of imaginative flavors and gastronomic experiences. ''Cafe Gray Deluxe"' - Classy cocktails and seasonal ingredients. The sophisticated take on all-day-dining serves continental cuisine with local influences - your stop for sophisticated, buzzy, and bold dining. The European-inspired grand café serves modern continental cuisine with local Asian influences and seasonal ingredients. A sister restaurant to Hong Kong's iconic Café Gray Deluxe at The Upper House, the Shanghai outpost boasts an alfresco terrace, intimate dining room, and handsome cocktail lounge. It's the place to see and be seen. The wrap-around terrace is a hip pre-dinner hangout where you'll spot Shanghai's young and well-heeled crowd sipping craft cocktails and watching the city lights.

''Frasca'' - The casual Italian eatery brings the authentic traditions of the trattoria to Shanghai. Enjoy regionally inspired fare and alfresco dining at Frasca. The casual Italian eatery and alfresco terrace bring the authentic traditions of the trattoria to Shanghai. Frasca is named after the symbolic hanging branches used to welcome passers-by in Northeast Italy. Expect heaping bowls of fresh house-made pasta, artisanal charcuterie, crispy pinsa Romana, and well-seasoned meats from the chargrill. All washed down with a glass of grappa or Tuscan wine from the Italian-inspired drinks menu. Using ingredients from around Italy and the freshest local produce from family farms, Chef Marino D'Antonio's regionally-inspired menus will take you on a culinary journey from the foothills of the Italian countryside to Rome's cobblestoned laneways.

''Sui Tang Li''
- Serving creative dim sum and reimagined Chinese classics, the modern Chinese restaurant Sui Tang Li blends Cantonese, Sichuanese and Shanghainese influences. Bold designer vibes and a dramatic spiral staircase entrance set the tone at Sui Tang Li. Here, creative modern dim sum and reimagined Chinese classics take the spotlight. Chef Tony Ye's kitchen blends Cantonese, Sichuanese, and Shanghainese influences with surprising artisanal ingredients for playful, imaginative, and punchy dishes. Savor baskets of 5J Cinco Jotas xiaolongbao, dine family-style on braised beef short rib, or tuck into a bowl of double-boiled Matsutake soup with Tofu. Pair small bites, divine dumplings, and shared plates with a craft cocktail, wine, or Chinese wine and tea of the curated drinks list based on the Chinese Five Elements.

''Sui Tang Shang'' - The secret cocktail lounge Sui Tang Shang is a laid-back watering hole serving craft concoctions inspired by the Five Chinese Elements. The secret cocktail and tea lounge Sui Tang Shang is a laid-back watering hole. Its minimal design pays homage to Chinese craftsmanship and Italian style. Serving craft concoctions inspired by the Five Chinese Elements (Earth, Fire, Wood, Metal, Water), Sui Tang Shang blends artisanal spirits and teas with surprising ingredients. Relax on jewel-tone armchairs and sip a Golden Buddha, a blend of jasmine tea-infused vodka, Osmanthus, and floral Anxi Tieguanyin tea. Or try the Shaoxing wine-based Naughty Ball with Yakult, cranberry, peach bitters, and roasted white sesame.

Wellness

Start your urban wellness journey at The Middle House. De-stress at the tranquil Mi Xun Spa, set amongst a subterranean sanctuary of curved bamboo corridors, futuristic glowing hallways, and concrete tones. Or sweat it out next door at the 24-hour gym, yoga studio, and indoor swimming pool. It's a dreamy escape from everyday life. ''Mi Xun Spa'' - Mi Xun Spa's extensive menu of restorative CHA LING and Gemology treatments and massages are tailored to you for a nourishing and deeply relaxing wellness experience. Mi Xun Spa's extensive menu of restorative treatments and massages is inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine practices and tea's healing power. East and West converge in the LVMH-developed CHA LING skincare treatments that harness ancient Pu'er tea's regenerating properties from Yunnan. The holistic therapies re-harmonize energy flows and detoxify body and mind by following the body's biological rhythms and adapting to different times for complete energy revival. Also, offering treatments using skincare products from French brand Gemology captures the richness of precious and earthly elements to help you achieve youthful and radiant skin.

The Pool & Gym

The spacious 24-hour gym is equipped with all the latest cardio and weight-training machines from LifeFitness and a dedicated yoga studio. The 33-meter indoor swimming pool provides a mindful retreat from Shanghai's hustle and bustle. Relax poolside in comfortable daybeds or enjoy the steam room and sauna."Wellness is all about balance and creating healthy routines. We've created a calming space where you can work out, relax, and look after body, mind, and spirit."

Sustainability

At the House, experiences are created that don't just feel and look good but positively impact the world. Sustainable practices have become a conscious part of the day-to-day operation and always looking for new ways to conserve the environment. Sustainability starts with the people. Every one of us goes to extraordinary lengths to minimize the carbon footprint while crafting more eco-friendly experiences for the guests. Eco-Friendly Experiences - Every guest experience is designed to be eco-friendly. From the moment a hybrid car picks you up at the airport to complimentary House bicycles and made-to-order breakfasts that minimize food waste instead of buffets – we're finding ways to go green. The in-room body care products are organic, and Mi Xun Spa uses sourced products sustainably. Also supporting local swimwear brands, Loop Swim uses fabric made from recycled plastics, and In Sharks Trusting, which creates sustainable swimwear made from fishnets.

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Why we love this hotel

  • The Middle House Shanghai, is a calm oasis amidst the dynamic backdrop of one of Asia’s most sophisticated cities.

  • It's the people and culture of the The Middle House Shanghai, that bring their creativity and passionate work ethic to ensure your every stay is special.

  • Discover a subterranean wellness destination with a heated indoor pool, 24-hour gym, yoga studio, plus CHA LING at the tranquil Mi Xun Spa.

Rooms and Suites at The Middle House

From 330 USD

Studio 60 with Terrace ( 646ft2 )

Studio 60 couples balanced simplicity with a fine attention to detail, presenting guests with ample space to work and relax. Private outdoor spaces al...

From 606 USD

Studio 90 ( 969ft2 )

A light-filled space with hardwood floors and a separate living area with sleek custom furniture, the Studio 90 is dressed in twilight tones of blue,...

From 204 USD

Studio 50 ( 538ft2 )

Hidden from the bustling streets of Shanghai, the Studio 50 allows for the ideal Shanghai break. Complemented by generous windows with ample views of...

From 330 USD

Studio 70 ( 753ft2 )

Streamlined silhouettes, floor-to-ceiling windows and the use of glazed glass screens creates a sense of space in Studio 70. A walk-in wardrobe, king-...

From 267 USD

Studio 60 ( 646ft2 )

In Studio 60, beautiful views of Shanghai flood in through huge glazed panes. Sunlight fills the space during the day while contemporary light fixture...

From 491 USD

Residence 80 ( 861ft2 )

You'll experience a sophisticated blend of Italian and Chinese design in the Residence 80. It's a modern and flexible one-bedroom apartment set in the...

From 924 USD

Residence 90 ( 969ft2 )

Float above the city in Residence 90. It’s an ideal one-bedroom home, outfitted in a modern minimalist style with Chinese craftmanship layered into th...

From 1,082 USD

2 Bedroom Residence 110 ( 1184ft2 )

The Piero Lissoni-designed Residence 110 offers sleek apartment living in Shanghai: two large contemporary bedrooms and a gorgeous open-plan layout wi...

From 300 USD

Residence 55 ( 592ft2 )

The Residence 55 invites you to make the House your home away from home. It's vibrant and light-filled, with floor-to-ceiling windows and a bright mod...

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