The Silo is a magical space towering above the V&A Waterfront surrounded by the natural wonder of South Africa’s Mother City. The Silo is being 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). Zeitz MOCAA will be a contemporary art museum to rival the likes of the Tate Modern in London, MoMA in New York and Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. Zeitz MOCAA is a not-for-profit partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz, whose collection forms the Museum’s founding collection. Zeitz MOCAA will open in September 2017.
The building has been designed by Thomas Heatherwick, Founder and Principal of the London-based Heatherwick Studio. Heatherwick Studio was tasked with the transformation of the elevator house and the adjacent storage annex of six rows of seven silos, while carefully retaining its cultural significance and creating a building that will be as synonymous with the Cape Town skyline as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris. From the outside, the greatest visible change to the building’s original structure will be the addition of pillowed glazing panels, inserted into the geometry of the hotel floors, which will bulge outward as if gently inflated. By night, this will transform the building into a glowing lantern or beacon in the harbour. Rooms The Silo will have 28 rooms, including a spectacular penthouse. Each room will be individually designed and decorated by the stylish wand of Liz Biden. Colourful and eclectic pieces will 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 and in particular the ingenious design of the pillowed window bays which are one of the key architectural features. The orientation diagrams and floor plans below are indicative of the category only.
Cancellation fees will be levied in the event of a cancellation and in accordance with the reservation terms and conditions of The Royal Portfolio
5% of accommodation as an admin fee if cancelled more than 12 weeks prior to travel
25% of accommodation if cancelled 8 – 12 weeks prior to travel
50% of accommodation if cancelled 4 – 8 weeks prior to arrival
100% of accommodation if cancelled less than 4 weeks prior to arrival
Please note the cancellation policy for bookings between 15 December - 15 January below.
* A 25% non-refundable and non-transferable deposit is payable within seven (7) days from date of confirmation for all bookings between 15 December and 15 January. Please note that the full balance of payment is due by 31 August for bookings between these dates. This is non-refundable. If full payment is not received by the due date the booking will be released.
TRANSFERS: Transfers are excluded from the daily rate but can be arranged at an additional cost.
RATES ARE INCLUSIVE OF:
Full English breakfast
Museum Entrance (One visit p.p.p. stay)
Limited Mini Bar
Access to Gym & Spa Facilities
RATES EXCLUDE: Lunch, dinner and snacks, Laundry, Telephone calls , Transfers, Additional activities, Boutique purchases, Spa treatments
INSURANCE: The guest is obliged to ensure that he/she has taken out adequate travel insurance to cover financial implications of The Royal Portfolio Cancellations Terms and Conditions. The guest will bear the sole and absolute responsibility in this regard.
MINIMUM STAY: Please note that during high and festive season we operate a dynamic minimum night stay policy whereby we will seek to accommodate any length of stay provided that the booking does not create an unsellable night. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Check-in time is 14h00. Every effort will be made to ensure your room is available upon arrival, however should you wish to guarantee an early arrival, you would be required to book for an additional night prior to your scheduled arrival.
Check-out time is 11h00. A late check-out is subject to availability and can only be confirmed on-site on the day of departure. Should you wish to guarantee a late check-out, you would be required to book an additional night
Please note that during high/peak/festive season we operate a dynamic minimum night stay policy whereby we will seek to accommodate any length of stay provided that the booking does not create an unsellable night
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