The Middle House

Shanghai, Shanghai and Eastern China, China

At a Glance

  • A wonderful marriage of modern Italian and old Chinese design, which we think is exceptionally tasteful

  • Located in the heart of Shanghai, close to the city’s attractions

  • Flexible accommodation options including studios and residences, all chic in style and with all the mod cons

  • Luxurious facilities including a heavenly array of treatments at the renowned Mi Xun Spa

  • Shanghainese and international dining options with fantastic views of the city

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Shanghai and eastern China’s subtropical climate brings with it four distinct seasons. The weather is generally mild and temperate, with a great deal of rainfall even in the drier months of the year. The frequent monsoon showers and scorching temperatures of June, July and August can make it uncomfortably humid, with the mercury regularly rising over 35°C. Winter is overcast and chilly, although snow seldom falls in this eastern region of China. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit Shanghai and eastern China, with pleasant temperatures and fewer tourists.


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Located at the heart of Shanghai’s historic Dazhongli neighbourhood, the Middle House is a chic, urban hideaway that provides a calm, sophisticated sanctuary amidst the hustle and bustle of lively Shanghai.

Built in the Shikumen style, blending distinct Shanghainese elements with a contemporary aesthetic, the Middle House is the latest member of The House Collective, a small group up elegant, boutique-style hotels located in some of China’s most exciting cities.  With its close proximity to The Bund and People’s Square, the Middle House is located right at the heart of the action, as its name suggests, providing welcome tranquillity and elegance from the energetic Shanghai streets.

With cool, clean lines and muted tones, the interiors are luxe and sophisticated without being brash, with a touch of Italianate glamour added by the glittering Moreno glass chandelier in the lobby. Split across the two towers of the hotel, the Middle House’s 111 rooms are each named after their requisite square metreage, starting with Studio 50 and increasing in size and opulence through to the Studio 90, and beyond to the capacious Suites. Dark, wooden floors contrast with otherwise white and taupe coloured walls and linens, offset by the occasional pop of colour, giving a feel of Oriental minimalism. The bathrooms are luxurious and spacious, with deep soak tubs, granite sinks and huge rain shower, all walled with glass and completed with Bamford amenities. Despite their pared back approach to décor, the rooms are packed with technology, a complimentary ‘maxi bar’ that can be tailored to individual tastes and requirements and spacious wardrobes that house yoga mats and free weights.

Despite the Middle House’s proximity to Shanghai’s many world-class restaurants, the hotel has created a dining scene all of its own. Café Gray Deluxe, the brain child of New York chef Gray Kunz and sister restaurant for the eponymously named Café Grey Deluxe at the Upper House in Hong Kong, is the destination for a world-class breakfast and an elegant, considered a la carte menu throughout the day. For some authentic Chinese cuisine, Sui Tang Li showcases the diverse and delicious cuisine from across China, including Cantonese and Sichuan delicacies served alongside local Shanghainese fare, all accompanied by an impressive wine list. At Frasca, modern Italian cuisine is served in homely, relaxed surroundings, opening out onto a beautiful outdoor courtyard. Down in the basement, the hotel’s Mi Xun Spa houses a 33-metre heated swimming pool, 24-hour gym with HYPOXI treatment room, yoga studio, sauna and steam room – perfect for some pampering after exploring the dynamic city of Shanghai.      

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The Middle House offers an elegant collection of 111 studios and 102 residences. Each one is thoughtfully decorated in minimalist style, with hand-picked art to reflect Chinese culture. The luxurious accommodation is completed by a state of the art sound system, internet and smart charging hub. Pierro Lisoni effortlessly combines Italian and local design elements to create light and spacious rooms in the hotel’s signature residences. A home away from home, residences are serviced, have a fully equipped kitchen, and tailored drinks, snacks and products, just for you.


Children are welcome at The Middle House but please note that there are not any specific children's facilities available at the hotel.


The Middle House’s facilities will spoil you. Its three restaurants serve delicious international, Italian and Chinese cuisine. Café Gray Deluxe’s menu is designed by New York based chef Gray Kunz, and it’s the perfect spot for a sunset cocktail on the terrace. Frasca invites casual diners with authentic Italian fare, and Sui Tang Li showcases the best of Shanghainese cuisine. Hide away and rejuvenate in the Mi Xun spa, which offers blissful facial and body treatments, as well as a steam room, sauna, 33-metre indoor heated pool, 24-hour gym and wellbeing shop.


The Guest Experience Team is an exceptionally knowledgeable concierge service. They’re on-hand to help you find your favourite activities in the city, 24 hours a day. With the city at your finger tips fro The Middle House there is a huge amount to explore with plenty of boutiques and cafés on your doorstep and interesting sites such as The Bund, Longhua Temple, French Quarter and Shanghai Museum just a short journey away.

Location & directions

Shanghai, Shanghai and Eastern China, China

The Middle House is located in the heart of Shanghai, in the historic neighbourhood of Dazhongli, just off Nanjing Road (West). Shopping, entertainment and culture are close by, and the rest of the city is easily accessed by three metro lines within walking distance of the hotel. Energy-saving hybrid cars can transport you to Pudong International Airport, 47kms away.

How to get there

International flight to Shanghai Pudong International Airport followed by a one hour car transfer to the hotel.

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