There are few people who inspire as much as Liz Biden. She is just gorgeous. Once a schoolteacher, once a fashion entrepreneur, she is now the brains behind The Royal Portfolio, a bijou collection of luxury boutique hotels based in Johannesburg.
The Royal Portfolio also markets and manages One Above, one of the stunning glass-sided suites above One&Only Cape Town. She held a party there recently, and insisted on being photographed in front of The Silo (see it in the background). This is in fact an old working grain silo that is being developed by its owners, V&A Waterfront, into a multi-floored gallery to hold the enormous collection of African art collected by Puma‘s Jochem Zeitz. On top, thanks to stunning glass-sided designs by Thomas Heatherwick, architect of The Upper House, Hong Kong, and Google‘s forthcoming headquarters, there will, apparently, be a hotel.
Liz just makes everyone feel good. As one of the GMs of her luxury hotels said, ‘I will never leave her’… oh, and by the way she is also the designer of her properties.