This Is The Instagrammable Luxury Boutique Hotel Manila's "It" Squad Is Staying At In Shanghai
Over the weekend, Manila's "It" squad Georgina Wilson, her sister Jess and her boyfriend Moritz Gastl, and Raymond Gutierrez have been Instagramming OOTDs in a chic hotel in Shanghai, China called The Middle House. Georgina's English businessman husband Arthur Burnand is apparently one of the men behind this newly-opened boutique hotel.
According to Arthur's LinkedIn profile, he’s the Owner’s Representative for a chain of hotels in China—which includes The Opposite House in Beijing, East Beijing, The Temple House in Chengdu, Mandarin Oriental in Guangzhou, The Middle House Residences in Shanghai, and The Sukhothai Shanghai—under the Swire Group.
The Middle House, The Temple House, The Upper House, and The Opposite House are all under The House Collective. These properties are known not just for being insanely beautiful, but also for bringing a new level of luxury and personalized service to one's hotel experience.
Located at the historic neighborhood of Dazhongli in Shanghai, The Middle House is designed by Milan-based architect and designer Piero Lissoni, together with architecture by Lissoni Architettura and Wong and Ouyang.
Georgina made sure to support her husband Arthur as The Middle House opened its doors this April. “So proud of Arthur Burnand for all the hard work he's put into making this beautiful hotel happen. Can't wait to spend the rest of my week here,” she posted on Instagram.
According to an article on Buro 24/7 Singapore, The Middle House's architect took inspiration from "Shanghai's rich heritage of craftsmanship and culture, marrying his minimalist style with classical Shanghainese elements. Expect modern reinterpretations of traditional Chinese furniture amidst bold lines, including oriental-style nightstands and wall-to-wall benches."
Also noteworthy in the design aspect of this hotel are the unique and exquisite pieces of Chinese artwork that are spread around, which give an even more interesting layer to the kind of luxury experience the hotel provides.
The Middle House has 111 rooms and 102 serviced apartments whose interiors are clean and chic in a predominantly black and white palette. One of its best features is the well-loved Café Gray Deluxe, the European restaurant that The Upper House in Hong Kong also offers. It also placed importance on having lots of outdoor spaces and terraces to provide "an elegant and calm oasis amidst the dynamic backdrop of one of Asia's most sophisticated cities."
Photo from The House Collective
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