The Silo Hotel
An extraordinary hotel setting a new standard in luxury travel with nothing quite like it in the Cape Town city skyline. Built in 1924 the grain silos where the tallest building in Sub-Saharan Africa at 57m and played an integral role in terms of international trade as an export facility. Having undergone major renovations, the concrete tubular structure with it unusual glass-bubble façade, is a now a towering landmark enhancing its iconic past. The magical Silo Hotel has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa). The transformation from grain storage into luxury hotel is exceptional and has provided a "project of a lifetime" for the professional and contracting teams. The unique architecture of the silo resulted in rooms that are more spacious vertically than horizontally. By night this transforms the building into an illuminating beacon in the harbor.