Unsurpassed for its location atop the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa with phenomenal 360-degree views across one of the world’s most iconic cities, The Silo Hotel is truly an architectural masterpiece and a destination hotel that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Situated in the heart of beautiful Cape Town within easy walking distance of its buzzing V&A Waterfront, the towering Silo seamlessly combines opulent eclectic décor with industrial concrete architecture and breathtaking views of the harbour, Waterfront and Table Mountain. Whether you are stretched out on a sun lounger atop the rooftop, cooling off in the glass swimming pool suspended above the Mother City, quaffing a glass of bubbly with fresh oysters in the plush Willaston bar, or waking up to the dramatic sight of Table Mountain in your sumptuous king-sized bed, you are always assured of the best views over Cape Town.
Built in the grain elevator across six floors of the historic grain silo complex (which opened in 1924 and was once considered the tallest building in Sub-Saharan Africa), the Silo’s exterior is the brainchild of renowned British designer Thomas Heatherick. In particular, his enormous diamond-shaped windows (inspired by grain kernels) that seem to balloon outward and transform the hotel into a glowing beacon at night, are one of the hotel’s most striking features. Relax in one of the luxurious five treatment rooms of the Silo Spa, opt to tickle your taste buds at The Granary Café which serves elaborate breakfasts, an exquisite high tea with savory and sweet treats, and contemporary dishes for dinner, or simply soak up one of Cape Town’s famous sunsets with a cocktail on the Silo Rooftop.
With 28 rooms including four two-bedroomed family suites and a sublime one-bedroomed penthouse (each individually styled by design maverick Liz Biden) the Silo Hotel has been designed in bold colours with an eclectic mix of Egyptian chandeliers, soft Persian rugs and elegant furnishings with at least one of Heatherwick’s huge windows showing off the enviable views across the Mother City, harbor or Table Mountain. Your every whim will be taken care of and your suite has all the usual five-star amenities that you would expect from a Royal Portfolio property. Each bathroom is beautifully decorated and has a luxurious bathtub as the centre stage that has been positioned below a pillowed window for the ultimate views across the city, complete with touch-pad blinds for privacy.
The magic of Cape Town lies in the rare combination of natural beauty, art and design, diverse cultures and of course this city’s incredible food and wine scene. At the exquisite Silo Hotel, you will experience all these in a truly unique setting that is the perfect start to any African safari and the ideal base from which to explore this vibrant city which consistently rates as one of the world’s top ten.
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