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Design and Art hotel The Silo, Cape Town

Design and Art hotel the Silo, Cape Town. One of the latest projects of Liz and Phil Biden. When I saw this on BBC2 television in the series Amazing Hotels, I was blown away. I needed to show you guys. By chance friends of mine happened to visit this place recently and were very impressed. They even send me photos that I could use, see some below.

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In the hotel, you can find art everywhere. (Copyright @JS)

More about the hotel. The exterior of the building was designed by  Heatherwick, Founder, and Principal of the London-based Heatherwick Studio. A unique hotel and museum MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) are built in this former grain silo complex. With already many projects built, Liz and Phil Biden started in 1999 with their first project of Royal Malewane a luxury safari lodge in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park. Liz always has been responsible for the fabulous decorations of all their projects. She decorated all the rooms differently with exquisite pieces of furniture and exotic fabrics.

The Silo has 28 rooms including a spacious 211mPenthouse with views of the Table Mountain and Cape Town. The Royal Suites are facing the Atlantic Ocean, Robben Island, and the distant mountains.

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The bar, the meeting place of the hotel (Copyright @JS)

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For dinner and drinks, you go to the Willaston bar, The Granary Café or the Silo rooftop.
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The rooftop pool at The Silo Hotel, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa. Client: The Royal Portfolio. Photographer: Mark Williams

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Cocktails at The Silo Hotel, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa. Client: The Royal Portfolio. Photographer: Mark Williams

All available in the Silo, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, bar snacks and even a Sunday roast.

The Vault is The Silo Hotel’s small and exclusive art gallery located in the private parking entrance on basement level P3.

Stunning views.

The impressive building from outside.

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The parking where some old features have been kept. (Copyright @JS)


For sure a magical and exceptional place to stay and visit, but all projects form Liz and Phil Biden are very recommendable, you can see their portfolio here.

For more hotel ideas and designs have a look here.


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