Opened in 2017 The Silo became the latest addition to The Royal Portfolio. Towering above the harbour, this monument has become the ultimate in Capetonian luxury hotels.
Facilities at the hotel include The Silo Spa (with five treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure area, a sauna as well as a state of the art gym), The Willaston Bar and Granary Café on the sixth floor and the rooftop bar and restaurant. With panoramic views of Table Mountain and Robben Island in the Atlantic Ocean, The Silo Hotel welcomes both international guests and local visitors.
The Silo Hotel is situated above Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) which houses the single largest collection of contemporary African art in the world. The greatest visible change to the grain silo’s monumental structure is the addition of the pillowed glass windows, inserted into the existing geometry of the upper floors. These windows bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this will transform the building into a glowing lantern or beacon in the harbour.
Liz Biden, the owner of The Royal Portfolio, has meticulously designed and decorated the interiors of the hotel. Each of the 28 rooms is unique. Liz explains that “We always wanted to open a hotel in our home city of Cape Town. The Silo Hotel is an exciting and ambitious project which we believe will perfectly complement our existing properties and rank among the very best hotels in the world. The building is modern and industrial so the interior design contrasts that with the addition of comfortable, colourful finishings”.
The Silo Hotel’s one-bedroom penthouse is the jewel in The Royal Portfolio’s crown. Located on the top floor of The Silo facing Table Mountain, the 211m² (2012ft²) has triple aspect views of Cape Town. The Penthouse has two walk-in wardrobes, a private treatment room, study, cinema, spacious living area, and a dining room table for 10.
The Silo Hotel has 2 triple aspect Royal Suites situated on floor 9 and 10. Each Royal Suite is 132m² (1421ft²), has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious lounge, dining area, and a generous private balcony. Both Royal Suites face the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Island, and the distant mountains.