Unique perspective of Cape Town
The Silo Hotel is a magical space towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City. Now open for visitors and locals alike!
The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above what will become the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). Zeitz MOCAA will be a contemporary art museum to rival the likes of the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. Zeitz MOCAA is a not-for-profit partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz, whose collection forms the Museum’s founding collection. Zeitz MOCAA will open in September 2017.
The building has been designed by Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Principal of the London-based Heatherwick Studio. Heatherwick Studio was tasked with the transformation of the elevator house and the adjacent storage annex of six rows of seven silos, while carefully retaining its cultural significance and creating a building that will be as synonymous with the Cape Town skyline as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris.
From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure is the addition of pillowed glazing panels, inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors, which bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this transforms the building into a glowing lantern or beacon in the harbour.
The Silo Hotel has 28 rooms, including a spectacular one bedroom penthouse. The 211m2 apartment is the jewel in The Royal Portfolio’s crown located on the top floor of The Silo facing Table Mountain with triple aspect views of Cape Town. This includes a 24m2 balcony and comes with a price tag of R75 000 in low season and R140 000 in the Festive Season.
Each room has been individually designed and decorated by the stylish wand of Liz Biden. Colourful and eclectic pieces juxtapose the modern, industrial architecture.
The 7 room categories are based on the room size and the views. The rooms are more spacious vertically than horizontally due to the unique architecture of hotel and in particular the ingenious design of the pillowed window bays which are one of the key architectural features.
With the stylish bar, the roof top pool and eatery The Silo will surely become a hot spot in Cape Town in a very short time.
For further information or bookings please contact Opulent Living Travel:
Phone: +27 (0)21 433 0526
Information provided by The Royal Portfolio.