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Swire Hotels Takes Top Accolades at Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2018 The Temple House ranked as No. 28 top hotels in the world, No. 2 top hotels in China

(10th October, 2018) –We are glad to share that The Upper House, The Opposite House and The Temple House, are all selected in Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2018 as amongst the best hotels in China; and EAST Miami is recognised as being one of the top hotels in Miami.

Nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today. This year, readers cast their votes for their favourite top hotels. The Temple House has been ranked #2 Top Hotels in China & #28 Top Hotels in the World, The Upper House has been ranked #6 and The Opposite House has been ranked #11 top hotels in China, EAST Miami has been ranked #12 top hotels in Miami.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

Our teams have worked passionately in delivering outstanding service and creating memorable experiences for our guests. This is a wonderful achievement and we look forward to exceeding our guest expectations year after year” commented Mr Toby Smith, Managing Director of Swire Hotels.


The Temple House Awards:

-       #2 Top Hotels in China

-       #28 Top Hotels in the World

The Upper House Awards:

-       #6 Top Hotels in China

The Opposite House Awards:

-       #11 Top Hotels in China

The EAST Miami Awards:

-       #12 Top Hotels in Miami

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About Swire Hotels and Swire Restaurants

Swire Hotels has been created to manage soulfully individual hotels in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the USA, providing a characterful experience for well travelled individually minded travellers who seek originality, style and personalised service.  We create distinctive hotels with a sense of place that break with convention.

The company’s first hotel, The Opposite House in Beijing, opened in 2008 and was followed by The Upper House, Hong Kong, and then by EAST, Hong Kong, EAST, Beijing, The Temple House, Chengdu and EAST, Miami. The Middle House in Shanghai is scheduled to open in first quarter of 2018.

A restaurant division was set up in 2013 to manage the company’s stand-alone restaurant operations.  Our first restaurant Plat du Jour opened in November 2013 followed by Public and Ground Public in Quarry Bay.  The Continental in Pacific Place opened in October 2014 and Mr & Mrs Fox in 2015, follow by the second Plat du Jour opened in Pacific Place in 2016.  Our latest addition, Republic, a sub-brand of Public opened in Taikoo Place in December 2017.

About Condé Nast Traveler

As the most discerning, up-to-the-minute voice in all things travel, Condé Nast Traveler is the global citizen’s bible and muse, offering both inspiration and vital intel. We understand that time is the greatest luxury, which is why Condé Nast Traveler mines its network of experts and influencers so that you never waste a meal, a drink, or a hotel stay wherever you are in the world.


For more information, please contact:  

Ms. Grace Chuang

Director of Communications

The Temple House

Tel: +86 28 6297 4048   


Ms. Peggy Chen

Reuter Communications

Tel: +86 21 6225 5339 x 814  


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