Inside the Radisson Red

WORDS Amelia Brown IMAGES Patrick King

Cape Town’s hip new hotel located in Silo 6 in the illustrious Silo District, home to the already world-famous Zeitz MOCAA, is making a bold style statement.

According to its creators, the aim of the design is “to create a visually appealing experience for guests from the minute they arrive at the hotel”. With art, music and fashion at its core and a drive to discover and evolve with the needs of the modern, Millennial traveller, the Radisson Red and OUIBar + KTCHN are, well, fun. Expressive. Enterprising. Energising.

The architects on the hotel’s development were Design Space Africa and Peerutin with interior architects Source IBA styling the interiors that takes into account the global nomad’s distinct desire for flexibility. A self-service check-in streamlines the process. There are meeting zones, chill spots and a multi-functional foyer that will host temporary exhibitions, fashion shows and impromptu music events. A red lorry on the rooftop serves local craft beer and snacks beside the pool.

The spacious rooms are called apartments and have been appropriately styled by Source on modern studio spaces. Source used local designers for the interiors, including the likes of Haldane Martin, Pedersen + Lennard, Woltemade and Vogel. The bright murals in the apartments are by the hotel’s signature artist Cameron Platter who is also responsible for graphic elements on the glass facade and the red crate installation.

Perhaps what we love most about the apartments, aside from the magnificent views, is that they’re all pet-friendly, appointed with beds and a dedicated furry menu, too. The hotel’s mascot is a Boston Terrier called Baxter, after all, whose charming mug has been immortalised throughout.

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