The much-anticipated transformation of Shanghai’s historic Dazhongli neighbourhood in bustling Jing’an is now complete, including the opening of The Middle House, the latest member of Swire Hotels’ House Collective. Designed with an ‘I Dream of China’ theme, the handsome House brings impressive style and intimate luxury to the city centre.
Jing’an is Shanghai’s commercial and business district. The hotel, which includes residences, is located just off the prime Nanjing Xi Lu stretch, sitting snugly inside the buzzing HKRI Taikoo Hui lifestyle, retail and office complex. It’s a few minutes by car to reach People’s Square, and it’s also just a short walk to metro lines 2, 12 and 13.
The 111 rooms and suites are all larger than 500 square feet, boasting floor-to-ceiling views, plenty of technology and complimentary Maxi Bars chock full of snacks. Meanwhile, the stunning Penthouse (all 7,104 square feet of it) can be used for corporate events. And for longer assignments, just move into one of the 102 bright, airy serviced residences.
Café Grey Deluxe arrives from Hong Kong’s The Upper House to serve international fare in both formal (private dining rooms) and casual (outdoor and lounge) settings, each suited for work lunches or drinks. After hours, head to the spa or 24-hour gym, which includes a Hypoxi machine, used for body shaping with minimal effort. themiddlehousehotel.com
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