The Silo has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above what will become the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). The exterior of the building has transformed the elevator house and the adjacent storage annex of six rows of seven silos, while carefully retaining its cultural significance, to create building that has already become a Cape Town landmark. From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure is the addition of pillowed glass windows inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors. These windows bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this transforms the building into a glowing beacon in the harbour.
DINING & FACILITIES
The Silo Hotel offers a wide range of dining experiences in Cape Town. The Executive Chef and team have crafted a number of casual and contemporary menus that include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, bar snacks and a wonderful Sunday Roast. In the Willaston Bar, enjoy a selection of substantial bar snacks. The Granary Café offers a more formal dining experience while The Silo Rooftop is the ideal spot for a sunset cocktail or a casual lunch. The Silo Spa, located on the fourth floor, is a tranquil space in which guests can relax and indulge in the latest therapies and spa techniques. There’s also a gym, sauna and a dedicated manicure and pedicure area.
The Silo Hotel has 28 rooms, including a spectacular one bedroom penthouse. Each room has been individually designed and decorated by the stylish wand of Liz Biden. Colourful and eclectic pieces juxtapose the modern, industrial architecture. The 7 room categories are based on the room size and the views. The rooms are more spacious vertically than horizontally due to the unique architecture of The Silo Hotel and in particular the ingenious design of the pillowed window bays which are one of the key architectural features. Family Suites and Royal Suites, each have 2 bedrooms.