The Silo Hotel in Cape Town has been built in the grain elevator section of a historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa).
The exterior of the building was designed by Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Principal of the London-based Heatherwick Studio.
The interiors however, have the design stamp of Liz Biden who, with husband Phil and son Matt, own The Royal Portfolio hotel group which includes the Silo.
The Silo Hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture and design with colourful and eclectic pieces contrasting with the modern, industrial architecture.
The walls are hung with bold works by local artist Sibley McAdam, supplemented with prints from Zeitz MOCAA’s Editions Programme, the originals of which will be seen in the museum downstairs. Liz Biden has also been building her own collection of contemporary African art, featuring young artists such as Cyrus Kabiru and Frances Goodman.