20. The Silo, South Africa
The Silo stands as a remarkable testament to modern architecture, art, and opulent living. This unique hotel, perched atop the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), offers a truly extraordinary experience that seamlessly blends the city’s rich heritage with cutting-edge design.
At the heart of The Silo’s allure is its conversion of a historic grain silo into a luxurious and innovative hospitality destination. Originally built in the early 1920s, the silo complex had lain dormant for decades until visionary architects and designers transformed it into a masterpiece of modern architecture. The exterior features a stunning glass façade with geometrically inspired windows, resembling a modern art installation that catches the eye from a distance.
Inside, guests are greeted with a blend of industrial-chic design and sumptuous comfort. The hotel boasts 28 individually designed rooms and suites, each exuding contemporary elegance and offering breathtaking views of the surrounding cityscape, Table Mountain, and the Atlantic Ocean. The rooms are lavishly decorated with a curated collection of contemporary African art, a nod to the MOCAA below, creating an atmosphere of sophistication and culture.
Dining at The Silo is an experience in itself. The hotel’s rooftop restaurant, The Granary Café, offers an array of delectable dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. Guests can savor gourmet meals while enjoying panoramic views of the Cape Town skyline. Additionally, the Willaston Bar on the sixth floor is the perfect place to unwind with a signature cocktail or a glass of South African wine.