The Silo: Is this Africa's best new hotel? Check out photos

Grain storage buildings never looked so fabulous.

Cape Town’s The Silo Hotel — named after the former grain-silo complex in which it is housed — opened its doors in March as an instant Cape Town landmark.

From the outside, it’s an industrial monolith with a standout set of 25-feet-high convex windows overlooking the popular V&A Waterfront. The inside, by contrast, is a riot of color, pattern and glamor, with 28 individually designed rooms stocked with vibrant custom furnishings, oversized chandeliers and feature artworks.

Africa’s most expensive city hotel (rooms start at about $900 in the low season) is based six floors above the soon-to-open Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) — touted to become Cape Town’s answer to Le Louvre and the Tate Modern — and features a spa, a panoramic rooftop bar with swimming pool and The Vault, the hotel’s very own private gallery of African contemporary artists in the building’s basement.

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