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Luis Pinheiro opens The Silo, Cape Town’s newest luxury hotel

The Royal Collection’s Biden family welcome Philippe and Vi Kjellgren, standing next to Luis Pinheiro, far right.

Luis Pinheiro, one of southern Africa’s most respected hoteliers who is now GM of The Silo, welcomed as first guests Philippe and Vi Kjellgren, of PK’s List.  The  Silo part of the Royal Portfolio, is indeed an adaptation of the city’s grain silo, finished in 1924.  The stunning new building, by architect Thomas Heatherwick (whose portfolio includes The Upper House, Hong Kong, and the 2012 torch for the London Olympics) also incorporates Jochem Zeitz’s Zeitz Collection of African art. The Silo, which has 28 bedrooms, has food overseen by chef Veronica Canha-Hibbert, formerly of Ellerman House – she promises finest oysters and Champagne, French-inspired dishes using freshest local products, hake tempura and the best Sunday roasts in town.