African Radisson RED Hotel to open doors in V&A Waterfront Silo District

African Radisson RED Hotel to open doors in V&A Waterfront Silo District

The V&A Waterfront’s newly revamped Silo District will soon be home to Africa’s first Radisson RED – a hotel culture inspired by art, music and fashion, according to Dale Simpson – curator of Radisson RED Hotel V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

The hotel will open its doors in the third quarter of 2017.

“The V&A Waterfront, together with leading architects, has transformed six grain silos into modern sustainable spaces. The new hotel will occupy Silo Six, right in the heart of the bustling waterfront, with Instagram-worthy harbour and mountain views.”

The hotel follows successful launches in Brussels and Minneapolis, with Campinas and Glasgow set to launch soon. It will be the fourth RED property to be launched globally and the first in Africa.

Adding to the buzz will be the highly-anticipated Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), set to open on September 27.

“Art is at the heart of RED and our design is inspiring and functional,” says Simpson. “So it makes sense that we’d be neighbouring the largest museum dedicated to showcasing contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.”

Simpson says that in addition to the 252 rooms and gym, the hotel will house four events and games studios for up to 90 guests – ideal for hosting meetings and social occasions.

“He says guests will be able to access free Wi-Fi and entertainment technology throughout the property. Additional good news for all animal-lovers is that all pets of 8kg or under are welcome to stay at the hotel too.

Simpson says the RED Roof hangout spot has remarkable views of Table Mountain, food and drinks can be enjoyed at the OUIBar and Ktchn, the resident restaurant and bar.


Artist’s impression of the new Radisson RED hotel set to open in the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District later this year.