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Through our social media channels, our blog and our magazine we endeavor to evoke the carefree spirit and freedom of travel and offer up the insider track on happenings at the hotels and the cities we are in through our event coverage, hot off the press news and profiles on both team and guest personalities. We give an insight into what it will be like to stay at one of our hotels and engage with our guests long after they have checked out.

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The Opposite House: Artist-in-Residence Luke Chiswell

This summer The Opposite House welcomes Australian artist Luke Chiswell as their artist-in-residence. Luke began creating art on his family farm, just an hour outside of Canberra. Honing inspiration from his passion for skateboarding, he...
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Sting hosts exclusive wine event for Sister Moon at The Upper House

This month, Sting returned to Hong Kong to perform his 57th & 9th Tour and after his show, he hosted an exclusive wine event at The Upper House and chatted with us about his Tuscan vineyard, winemaking and his personal favourite wine. Wine...
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SWIRE HOTELS FOURTH HOUSE HOTEL NAMED THE MIDDLE HOUSE IN SHANGHAI

(Hong Kong, 31 May, 2017) – Swire Hotels today announced the name of their new hotel in Shanghai as “The Middle House”. A key component of the mixed-use development HKRI Taikoo Hui, located on Nanjing Road (West) the hotel is developed jointly by Swire Properties and HKR International...

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Coming Soon: The Middle House by The House Collective

We are pleased to share that we are opening a new hotel by The House Collective in Shanghai at the end of 2017. The Middle House is our first hotel in Shanghai and it will offer 111 rooms and 102 serviced apartments. We will also be bringing the...
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“OBJECTS FROM THE VOID” AT THE OPPOSITE HOUSE

“Objects from the Void”, the new installation at The Opposite House is comprised of three sets of sculptures made from stainless steel by Dalian artist, Pan Kai. The works may be viewed at the hotel’s Atrium until January 2015. With…

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WALL STREET JOURNAL ASIA

Hong Kong-based Swire Hotels already has a reputation among travel insiders for design-forward properties such as The Opposite House in Beijing and The Upper House in Hong Kong. Last month it unveiled EAST, a 369-room business hotel in Beijing’s Chaoyang District – but don’t expect the blandness of your typical corporate stay. The hotel’s guest rooms and lobby sport an airy, serene minimalism, while the restaurants come courtesy of the cutting-edge Shanghai outfit Neri & Hu.”

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SASSY HONG KONG

“As ever, Café Gray’s scones were scrumptious (I love the nuggets of crystalized sugar scattered on top!), served alongside lashings of Devonshire clotted cream and homemade jams, of course. Café Gray is just a lovely place to enjoy a long leisurely afternoon tea gossip sesh. The sofas are comfy, the views sensational, the service attentive but unobtrusive – you’ll soon discover the day disappearing from right under you!”

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BRINGING THE VISION TO LIFE

“I learned that you should never underestimate your own ability. The project provided a sense of adventure as we were able to explore beyond our comfort zone. We had an opportunity to experiment and the freedom to do things differently.”

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"The most important element was finding people that shared our belief in the brand and have similar attitudes."

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WHERE WE ARE TODAY!

“We should provide opportunities to new people and encourage new ideas, so that we are open to new directions.”

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WASTE NOT

In Line with its commitment to sustainability, The Upper House partnered with Hong Kong-based NGO Redress to promote sustainability in Asia’s fashion industry and support eco-conscious designers through their EcoChic Design Award 2013.

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IN THE MAKING

Make Architects continues to bring its expertise in innovative and sustainable design to the world, quietly reconstructing skylines across Europe and more recently China. The award winning agency offers a view of its unorthodox approach to the industry and a sneak peek into its plans for The Temple House, Chengdu.

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THE SKY HAS NO LIMITS

This summer, Dragonair’s First and Business Class menus take on a sophisticated Mediterranean twist through the airline’s latest collaboration with Sureño at The Opposite House in Beijing.

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UP CLOSE WITH PANDAS OF WOLONG

Pandas: The Journey Home, produced by National Geographic will make you fall in love anew with this iconic, delightful creature and better understand the desperate plight of pandas in the wild. The filmmakers of Pandas: The Journey Home were granted…

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UP CLOSE WITH PANDAS OF WOLONG

Pandas: The Journey Home, produced by National Geographic will make you fall in love anew with this iconic, delightful creature and better understand the desperate plight of pandas in the wild. The filmmakers of Pandas: The Journey Home were granted…

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HARVEY NICHOLS X THE UPPER HOUSE HONG KONG

The Upper House has just announced a new partnership with British luxury lifestyle brand Harvey Nichols,to offer a unique hotel-stay and shopping experience. From 30 March 2015 to the end of June, guests staying for two consecutive nights or more…

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LIBERATUM ARTISTRY BRINGS 3-DAY EVENT TO HONG KONG

Liberatum and Swire Properties have announced they will be joining forces to present, Liberatum Artistry, an exciting three-day event celebrating the power of art and creativity. Taking place on 13-15 March 2015, under the inspirational backdrop of Art Basel, the…

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INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE

“Perhaps Beijing’s most fashionable hotel, the Opposite House is located in Taikoo Li Sanlitun, a vibrant, open-plan shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The Kengo Kuma-designed hotel’s 99 guest studios include nine spacious suites and a penthouse duplex with a spacious rooftop terrace. Rooms are strikingly simple, with natural wood floors and subtle touches of Chinese décor. ”

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THE GOLD LIST , CONDE NAST TRAVELLER

“A suite here [at The Upper House] is like the ultimate fantasy apartment,’ says Gold List contributor Fiona Caulfield. ‘There are panoramic views of the Hong Kong skyline, sophisticated design, superb contemporary art, discreet butlers and a bathroom sanctuary to die for.”

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THE TIME LUXX MAGAZINE

“Entering the hotel [The Upper House] is akin to having a massage – soothing lanterns, dark tones and soft music set the intimate, luxurious tone.”

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GOURMET TRAVELLER

“This [The Opposite House], you’re thinking, is what hotels should be about. This, you’re thinking, sounds great. All the fun with none of the fluffy valances, ugly paintings, overbearing flunkies or pillow-minting.”

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SWIRE HOTELS ANNOUNCES THE TEMPLE HOUSE, A NEW INTRIGUING URBAN HOTEL IN CHENGDU

(Hong Kong, 29 May, 2013) – Following the successful launch of The Opposite House in Beijing and The Upper House in Hong Kong, Swire Hotels is set to unveil its third House, The Temple House, in Chengdu in the fourth quarter of 2014...

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THE UPPER HOUSE WINS TOP HOSPITALITY AWARDS AROUND THE WORLD

(Hong Kong, 15 March, 2013) – The Upper House, Swire Hotels’ flagship hotel property in Hong Kong has collected world acclaimed awards around the world...

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NET-A-PORTER.COM AND MR PORTER.COM OFFER EXCLUSIVE SERVICE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UPPER HOUSE HONG KONG

HONG KONG - NET-A-PORTER.COM, the world's premier online luxury fashion retailer and MR PORTER.COM, the global retail destination for men's style, have joined forces with The Upper House to provide the ultimate service and shopping experience to hotel guests...

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THE OPPOSITE HOUSE PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE AFTERNOON TEA AT SUREÑO

(Beijing, 25 August 2014) - The Opposite House collaborates with leading British luxury fragrance and lifestyle brand Jo Malone to launch a Peony & Blush Suede inspired Afternoon Tea at Sureño this autumn from 22 September – 24 October 2014...

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THE OPPOSITE HOUSE PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE SET LUNCH AT SUREÑO INSPIRED BY PAUL SMITH’S 2014 AUTUMN/WINTER COLLECTION

(Beijing, 3 November 2014) – The Opposite House collaborates with world renowned British fashion brand Paul Smith to launch a 2014 autumn/winter collection inspired four-course set lunch at Sureño from 3 to 14 November 2014...

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SWIRE HOTELS ANNOUNCES THE TEMPLE HOUSE

Following the successful launch of The Opposite House in Beijing and The Upper House in Hong Kong, Swire Hotels is set to unveil its third House, The Temple House, in Chengdu in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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OUR PEOPLE - THE OPPOSITE HOUSE

"This was really the pivotal time prior to the opening getting the right people was key."

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THE OPPOSITE HOUSE HOSTS NORLHA POP-UP STORE

(Beijing, 29 January 2015) – The Opposite House is proud to host Norlha pop-up store from 4 February to 8 February. The store is held at the Green Room, located on the lower ground level of the hotel and across from Sureño...

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BAO HOUSE, BEIJING’S FIRST FOOD TRUCK

(Beijing, 19 August 2014) – The Opposite House is excited to introduce BAO HOUSE, the very first food truck in Beijing at the hotel’s north entrance. This playful baozi food truck is fully operated by the hotel team and has taken a modern, international approach on baos and mantous combined with a traditional culinary steaming method...

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SWIRE HOTELS ANNOUNCES THE TEMPLE HOUSE

Following the successful launch of The Opposite House in Beijing and The Upper House in Hong Kong, Swire Hotels is set to unveil its third House, The Temple House, in Chengdu in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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SWIRE HOTELS ANNOUNCES THE TEMPLE HOUSE, A NEW INTRIGUING URBAN HOTEL IN CHENGDU

(Hong Kong, 29 May, 2013) – Following the successful launch of The Opposite House in Beijing and The Upper House in Hong Kong, Swire Hotels is set to unveil its third House, The Temple House, in Chengdu in the fourth quarter of 2014...

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TOP FIVE HOTELS IN THE WORLD THE UPPER HOUSE, HONG KONG – RANKS #1 IN TOP HOTELS IN ASIA

(Hong Kong, 17 Jan 2013) The Upper House, a small luxury hotel in Hong Kong above Pacific Place in Admiralty, received remarkable recognitions in internationally-recognised travel website – Trip Advisor Traveller's Choice Award 2013....

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The Opposite House Presents: “Sky Mansions” by Ding Hao

A new art installation “Sky Mansions” is currently on display at The Opposite House Beijing.  A graduate of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Ding Hao has gained numerous national recognitions. “Sky Mansions” may be viewed at the hotel’s Atrium from now to the end of March 2017.

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The Mail on Sunday

The very best Peking duck I have ever tasted, along with a fine cup of warming Oolong tea. Ganbei!