The Silo Hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture and design. A tribute to timeless glamour and contemporary ultra luxury offering personalised service.
It is unique. Positioned in the heart of the Victoria and Albert Waterfront with 360 degree views of a city famed for its views it has become one of the world’s top art hotels.
The 6th floor holds the main public areas: reception, concierge, Willaston Bar, Granary Cafe and the Library Bar. Large Egyptian crystal chandeliers hang from high ceilings and all is a sophisticated explosion of colour and quirkiness.
“Old school chesterfields… and Persian rugs meet bright modern canvases, quirky African collectibles and an assortment of colourful artifacts from across the globe, to create an exciting space”. As in the private suites, the 5.5m floor-to-ceiling windows in the public areas, are each made up of 56 triangular hand crafted panes, the whole window cushioning outwards, which make the hotel glow like a lantern from the outside and give reflective effects within.
The Silo is named after its heritage, a former 187-foot concrete grain silo erected in 1921 in the industrial, gritty area of the Victoria & Albert Waterfront. British architect, Thomas Heatherwick re-designed the building as a modern space keeping its concrete and industrial structure and heritage. The contemporary African art museum, Zeitz MOCAA is below and the upper 6 floors are The Silo Hotel. Part of the Royal Portfolio of hotels, The Silo has achieved award after award since opening.
28 individually designed and decorated suites set a new standard for luxury in Cape Town.
The 6 room categories are based on room size and views. Royal Suites have 3 aspect views to show off Table Mountain, the city and the harbour, spacious dining, lounge and entertainment areas plus 2 bedrooms.
All category suites are very spacious with large beds. Each room has a balcony, a unique collection of contemporary African art and is as theatrical as it is sumptuous — in contrast to Heatherwick’s elegantly pared-back architecture. Sofas are covered in deep velvet and vibrant silk which compete with with animal skins, lacquer work, floral prints and high gloss surfaces. Furniture, in bold colours and shapes that reference oriental, Indian, French and African styles, sit alongside vivid rugs and African artworks. Stand-alone baths are next to windows with panoramic views, so bathers can lie in bubbles and watch the city and mountain. Tables are dotted with art books and African souvenirs. The mini bar is stocked with complimentary wine, juices, bubbly and snacks.
Kids are welcome here and the 2 bedroom Family Duplex Suites are perfect.
A Penthouse Suite for 2 is the pièce de résistance. Priced on request.
The Silo Spa is open to guests and non residents.
On the roof is a glass sided pool, for guests only and an open air lounge and bar, allowing privacy for guests. Part of the roof can be enjoyed by non residents for light meals and the spectacular views as they sip sun downer cocktails.
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