The Silo Hotel, called The Royal Portfolio hotel and designed by the English Heatherwick Studio, has been opened lately in Cape Town. Here, soon the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) will also be located.
The hotel is located on 6 storeys above the future art museum. The old original building was preserved with old elevators that were used for grain lifting. The biggest change to the building exterior was the installation of geometrical glass windows that are rounded and bulgy. This unusual architectural design makes the hotel look like a lighthouse standing in a port in the evening.
Liz Biden, the owner of the Silo Hotel, was a designer of all the interior spaces. The building’s interior now combines features of both old and new and that was achieved due to efforts of the owner. Now the Royal Portfolio hotel is a unique building that every resident of Cape Town can distinguish.
The hotel features 28 rooms. Each of them was thoroughly designed by Liz Biden. Her décor and ideas are incredible indeed. Just have a look at all these photos and pay attention to little details which actually create these unique style and atmosphere. The interior is truly exquisite and tasteful. It combines contemporary and industrial styles which makes the experience of being there unforgettable. There is also a bedroom penthouse where you can enjoy a picturesque view over the capital.
The designer and the owner Liz Biden emphasizes that she was driven by the aim to provide her guests the best comfort and services all together with luxurious and unique surrounding. In the hotel, in the basement, there is also a gallery called The Vault used for exhibitions of African contemporary artists’ works.
Looking at this manifestation of taste, it is hard resist and not to set off to Cape Town.