This fabulous addition to The Royal Portfolio
is the latest gem in Liz Biden’s crown. She and her husband Phil together with their team have converted an old grain silo on the Cape Town docks on the V&A Waterfront, into one of South Africa’s most prestigious and innovated hotels to ever open for business!
The Silo is without equal in the world, and is set to become THE iconic hotel of South Africa. The original building was the main grain silo for South Africa, built in 1924, and the hotel occupies what was the elevator or silo’s themselves, whilst the lower section is an art museum, originally the mechanical and bagging section of old. The old railway tracks are still embedded in the floor now.
The entrance to the hotel is a high-ceilinged off-the-street forum, where one takes a dedicated lift up to the sixth floor to Reception.
The architects very cleverly incorporated the original steel girders into the functional décor of the 28 rooms, and they lend a totally authentic and historical air to an already glamorous décor.
The Penthouse is on the 10th floor, and is the largest of the ‘suites’, covering an area of 187 sq. meters/ 2012 sq. ft. This suite commands a 360 degree view of Cape Town taking in Table Mountain, all the way around to the Atlantic and Robben Island. Certainly unique!
The two Royal Suites are next, followed by Family suites (4), Delux Superior (7), Superior (6), Luxury (4) and finally four Silo rooms.
The top floor boasts a rooftop swimming pool, bar-restaurant and a Terrace, all serviced impeccably in true Royal Portfolio style.
The Silo is central to all of Cape Towns attractions, and therefore the ideal base from which to holiday, whatever the plan for the day.