An intricate 3,760-piece Venetian chandelier framed by a high-gloss emerald tiled wall serves as the incredible introduction to The Middle House, an upscale hotel designed by the renowned Italian architect Piero Lissoni. Located in the heart of Shanghai's popular commercial district and in close proximity to the fashionable Nanjing West Road, the luxurious retreat features a beautiful 32-meter long pool, a spa specializing in Chinese treatments, and fine dining experiences shaped by world-renowned chefs. The Middle House sets a new level of excellence with 24-hour access to a Guest Experience Team, ample outdoor spaces and terraces to relax in, and a personalized package of IPTV entertainment and services ready for you in your guestroom.
- Choose from 111 elegant guestrooms and 102 serviced long-stay apartments
- Settle into your residence with an “at-home” kit of your favorite drinks, snacks, and products
- Taste authentic Chinese cuisine at Sui Tang Lui restaurant or classic Italian dishes at Frasca
- Explore Shanghai’s eclectic streets in a stylish house car or on one of the hotel’s bicycles
- Discover extraordinary works of art by local and international artists throughout the hotel
- Start your day with a session of yoga overlooking the city on your in-room Lululemon mat
The Middle Hotel’s dedication to aesthetics and refined lifestyles creates a unique perspective on serenity, service, and style. Since it opened to great fanfare, the hotel has gone the extra mile to curate luxury that blends local history and contemporary design for a truly personalized five-star experience.
Contemporary design meets traditional Chinese elements to guarantee a deeply memorable stay at The Middle House. The hotel’s 111 spacious guestrooms feature a color palette of charcoal, ecru, and aqua, and use sophisticated lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows to showcase bamboo paintings, latticed wooden screens, and custom-made ceramic headboards signed with Chinese calligraphy. La Boite leather-bound Bluetooth speakers and the bedside Mr. Goodnight master switch for the lights and blackout blinds put the hotel ahead of the curve for smart technology.
For the convenience of apartment-style living, stay in one of the 102 one- or two-bed residences. Dark floors stretch from living areas to the fully equipped kitchen and walk-in closet. Glass walls partition bedroom and bathroom, where you can sink into a freestanding oval tub of Bamford bath products or take a rain shower overlooking the city below. All guestrooms and residences have espresso machines with Illy coffee, a range of Jing teas, as well as Lululemon yoga mats and hand weights.
The Guest Experience Team at The Middle House will tailor your experience to your exact requirements, preparing personalized welcome packs, stocking the complimentary bar with your favorite drinks and snacks, and curating an IPTV profile for you with in-house entertainment, services, and information pertinent to you and your stay. In-room dining is also available.
Get the very best features of a luxury hotel within the comforts of a residential setting.
In collaboration with Chef Gray Kunz, Café Gray Deluxe impresses with seasonal European dishes while reimagined Italian favorites will delight you at Frasca. Sui Tang Li celebrates the best of Chinese cuisine in its richly designed dining room.
Café Grey Deluxe – With a menu overseen by the renowned New-York-based Chef Gray Kunz, the cuisine at this sophisticated restaurant is as exquisite as it is unique. Open for breakfast — try the barbecue duck jian bing pancakes — lunch, and dinner, it specializes in inventive seasonal dishes. There’s a tree-lined terrace for cocktails, too.
Sui Tang Li – Meaning "happy, free, and relaxed," Sui Tang Li serves divine Cantonese, Sichuan, and Shanghainese dishes, as well as artisanal dim sum by Chef Tony Ye, in a contemporary setting. It’s perfect if you’re in a small group, as dishes are served as sharing plates or small bites.
Frasca – Acclaimed Chef Stefano Pace brings modern Italian cuisine to life with the freshest ingredients sourced either locally or direct from Italy. In a sun-filled room or on the patio, enjoy a delicious selection of pastas, pizzas, and meat and seafood dishes. The restaurant has a strong list of Italian wines, too.
Designed by the celebrated Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni, the architecture of The Middle House is itself a sensory experience. Complementing the magnificence of the building is the hotel’s collection of art. Representing the theme "I dream of China," close to 700 works can be found throughout the hotel, in guestrooms and in communal spaces — check out the stunning lobby-based Chinese robe, which is made out of 12,000 ceramic butterflies. With a 24-hour gym — featuring a HYPOXI treatment room — and a large, heated pool, you can keep on top of your fitness regime any time of the day. Treat yourself at the MI XUN spa. With boutique CHA LING treatments, a healthy juice bar, nail salon, wellness retail store, and yoga studio, you will leave feeling fit, healthy, and renewed.
Shanghai is China’s glamour capital. Take a house car or bicycle to explore the fashionable shops and malls on Nanjing Road West, then try authentic dumplings and buzzing restaurants on Wu Jiang Road before visiting some of Shanghai's last remaining shikumen neighborhoods. Alternatively, stroll down the Bund waterfront area, visit the beautiful Yu Garden, or take a night cruise down the Huangpu River.
The Middle House
The Middle House is located in central Shanghai, behind a wall of greenery in the Jing’an district. By Yan’an and N-S elevated highways, it provides direct access to Hongqiao Transportation Hub, while high-end shopping malls, international businesses, and an ancient Chinese Buddhist temple are nearby.
Hongqiao International Airport is 11 mi / 18 km away.
Pudong International Airport is 29 mi / 47 km away.