That the beautiful city of Cape Town is the place to be right now is without any doubt and especially due to the incredible weather, breathtaking scenery and gourmet food, it comes with no surprise that the hospitality industry in the hot-spot of Africa is constantly reinventing itself. Probably the most remarkable new hotel opening of the last year has to be the Silo – an architectural masterpiece located right in the very heart of the city’s waterfront. Over centuries the old grain silo from the 1920s became an integral part of the cityscape of Cape Town and has just recently been given a new life and has been transformed into the new icon of the city, while still maintaining its previous outside appearance. The hotel shares the building with yet another stunning institution – the Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, which houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art pieces showcasing both established and emerging artists from the continent – an absolute must see during your visit.
This very close connection to the emerging art scene reflects what the Silo stands for – the entire hotel can be considered a piece of art in itself. Soon you will realize that this is not just any hotel, but a place of truly personalized luxury, bespoke service and absolutely breathtaking design.
Once you enter the hotel you might be surprised by the rather small entrance, however everything has been planned to truly surprise the guest at every corner, as you will need to take a separate elevator to the reception located on the 10th floor. Once the doors open, you will immediately be transported into a different world – an explosion of colors, textures and this fascinating contrast between raw concrete and the finest silks, leather and other precious materials. However when staying at the Silo, it is not only the incredible design that you will notice from the very first second – it is also the generous and genuine hospitality that makes every moment truly special. At the reception you will be greeted by your name and with a huge smile. The atmosphere is casual, relaxed, yet you feel that every detail is pure sophistication and elegance – just the right mix to truly indulge, while feeling extremely comfortable.
Staying at the Silo is like unwrapping endless little small gifts – there is a surprise around every corner.
Once you take the elevator towards one of the only 25 suites, you will find yourself in a slightly darker corridor covered in contemporary art and soft music. The surprise will await you, once you open that door to your piece of heaven while staying at the Silo: Every room is full of natural sunlight, vivid colors and the most luxurious amenities. Another highlights is the fact, that every suite is unique in its shape, style and color scheme, which gives even returning guests a surprise at every visit. Expect the finest of everything in your suite – from Penhaligon’s bathroom amenities to a minibar stocked up with incredible wines from the sister property La Residence.
When you go to sleep, leave all the blinds up, as there is absolutely no better feeling then waking up as the sun gently rises over table mountain and seeing the city below you slowly coming to life.
Another reason why the Silo is the trendiest place in town: the rooftop. From the top of the tallest building in the city you will enjoy the most incredible views ranging from table mountain all the way to the ocean – simply breathtaking. On the rooftop you will also find one of the most incredible infinity pools we have seen in a long time. Should you wish to grab a bite or sip on a refreshing cocktail, the Silo got you covered with their stunning lounge facing the ocean and waterfront.
If you are in the mood to indulge even more, head over to Granary Café and enjoy a beautiful afternoon tea, an a la carte breakfast or some gorgeous locally inspired gourmet treats. But do not worry – when staying at the Silo you are located in the very heart of Cape Town with plenty of incredible restaurants within just a few minutes walking distance.
Words however will never be able to describe this incredible piece of art that is the Silo. You will need to come and discover this masterpiece for yourself – click here for more information and to book this magnificent hotel. In the meantime see just a little bit more of the Silo in this Vivez Luxe Travel Series video on Instagram:
Join the Vivez Luxe Travel Series for a glimpse of South Africa’s most exclusive and luxurious Silo Hotel located right on the waterfront and offering 360 views of the mother city – you will fall in love with the super cool interior, the grand suites and incredible rooftop pool. Waking up with Table Mountain as a background? Yes Please! @thesilohotel_ @theroyalportfolio #vivezluxe