The Silo is a magical and iconic hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront. The natural wonder of the Mother City of Cape Town surrounds the hotel. Enjoy views over Table Mountain, the city skyline and the Ocean. This will be one of South Africa’s most iconic hotels. It shares this magical space with the Silo Museum. This modern art museum will rival the best of the world’s contemporary art galleries.
The Silo also has a vibey bar with a quieter mezzanine level, a stunning wraparound restaurant and of course the iconic rooftop pool and bar. Above that is a second roof deck, reserved for hotel residents. This gives 360 degree views of the Mother City.
A notable feature of The Silo is the extensive array of modern artwork, including a monthly showcase for up and comming African artists. In September 2017 the Solo modern art museum opens. Uniquely hotel residents will be able to enjoy an exclusive and private tour of the gallery via the hotel’s private entrance. Other facilities at the Solo include a spa and a selection of meeting or private dining rooms.
Accommodation at The Silo
The Silo has 28 rooms including its spectacular Penthouse suite. The stylish hand of Liz Biden is behind the individual decoration of each suite. Indeed colourful and eclectic pieces vie for your interest with the memorable modern, industrial architecture. The 7 room categories are based on the room size and the views. Interestingly the rooms are more spacious vertically than horizontally due to the unique architecture of The Silo. In particular the ingenious design of the ‘honeycomb’ window bays are one of the key architectural features. Choose between luxury rooms, deluxe rooms, two bedroom family suites on two levels and a variety of junior and senior suites.
The Silo’s heritage and architecture
The building has been designed by Thomas Heatherwick, who was tasked with the transformation of the elevator house and the adjacent seven silos, while carefully retaining its cultural significance. The honeycomb windows bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this transforms the building into a glowing beacon in the harbour.