Opening in April, The Middle House is the fourth property for luxury hotel group, The House Collective
Set in Shanghai’s historic neighbourhood of Dazhongli, The Middle House project is almost complete. The hotel is scheduled to open in April of this year and is the fourth property in Swire Hotels’ luxury hotel group, The House Collective, and first property in Shanghai.
"Following the success of The House Collective in Hong Kong, Beijing and most recently in Chengdu, we are very excited to introduce The Middle House to Shanghai," said Brian Williams, Managing Director of Swire Hotels.
The new hotel was designed and curated by veteran Italian architect Piero Lissoni. Known best for his time spent as an art director with a number of iconic brands including; Kartell, Fritz Hansen, Flos and plenty more.
Looking to the exteriors, the hotel's façade features a number of round aluminum louvers slats (providing shade and privacy for guest rooms). This design feature creates a textured aesthetic that helps to distinguish the hotel's two towers from its surrounds.
When approaching the interiors for the project, Lissoni drew inspiration from traditional elements of Shanghai heritage and culture. Teaming together classical Shanghainese elements with his signature style, of minimalist aspects, bold lines and clean silhouettes, the result is an intriguing mix of old and new. Custom reinterpretations of traditional Chinese furnishings don the rooms
The hotel will host 111 rooms as well as 102 serviced apartments and residences. The space will also feature an abundance of outdoor spaces to take in advantage of its Shanghai skyline perspective.