Written on 23rd June 2017

The House Collective - A group of refined, highly individual hotels that defy comparison

Each with its own unique character and style, The House Collective is a group of refined, highly individual hotels that defy comparison. The Upper house, The Opposite House and The Temple House are all exceptionally imagined hotels for seasoned travelers who seek a different, intimate and personalized experience in luxury travel. Each of the hotels is its own sophisticated, singular piece of design, created by the talented architects and designers that enjoy a sense of place by reflecting the unique qualities of their surroundings.

Located in Hong Kong, The Upper House was designed by architect Andre Fu. A calming and contemporary hotel, the House is a haven within the city. Rising above Pacific Place, The Upper House is the culmination of an upward journey from the bustling city below to a haven of tranquility and peace.

The design of The Upper House embodies the idea of an upward journey, inviting guests through an atmospheric entrance, the journey takes you to the spacious guests rooms, the largest on offer in Hong Kong, and on to the hotels’ Sky Bridge on level 49, featuring a skylight above a 40-metre high atrium which leads to the Sky Lounge and the hotels signature restaurant & bar, Café Gray Deluxe.

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In the heart of Beijing life is the striking hotel, The Opposite House. Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, the 99 room hotel mixes dramatic modern-day style, with Chinese traditional designs and abundant space. Its four modern, lively restaurant and bars are essential destinations in Taikoo Li Sanlitun Beijing.

The Opposite House introduces new art installations every three months. Their exhibitions are curated by Red Gate Gallery, which is at the forefront of Chinese contemporary art and acknowledged as one of the top galleries in Asia.

In Chengdu, a beautifully restored traditional courtyard building leads you along stepping stones to The Temple House, a contemporary hotel inspired by Chinese aesthetic. Make Architects designed an alluring 100-studio hotel with 42 residences, three restaurant and a bar, engaging event spaces, landscaped hills and courtyards, plus an urban day spa and Tea House.

The Temple House is an integral part of the Chengdu Daci Temple Cultural and Commercial Complex that surrounds historic Daci Temple. Designed with respect for history, local culture and artistry, the hotel’s alluring contemporary design is the perfect setting for a modern art gallery.

Following the successful launch of their first three Houses, Swire Hotels is set to unveil its latest addition to their House Collection in Shanghai’s historic neighborhood of Dazhongli at the end of 2017. The Middle House will offer 111 rooms as well as 102 residences. Also, continuing their successful collaboration with New York based chef Gray Kunz, the House will be bringing the acclaimed Café Gray Deluxe from Hong Kong to Shanghai.

Interiors for The Middle House by Milan-based designer Piero Lissoni and architecture by Lissoni Associati and Wong and Au Yeung, The Middle House will continue the company’s philosophy of intimate luxury, delivered with highly personalized service. The House will offer many unique features, not least an abundance of outdoor spaces and terraces, providing an elegant and calm oasis amidst the dynamic backdrop of one of Asia’s most sophisticated cities.

Each uniquely imagined, the warm and engaging Houses are full of character, with wonderfully comfortable rooms, fabulous destination restaurants, intriguing art and always a few fun surprises.