After La Residence was named Condé Nast’s ‘Best Hotel in the World’ in 2013, the Bidens pitched for The Silo Hotel at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. They won the contract, up against some of the most well-known international hotel chains. Today The Silo Hotel celebrates its 5th anniversary, setting a new standard for luxury accommodation in Cape Town. The Silo Hotel has been built in the grain elevator portion of the historic grain silo complex occupying six floors above Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (MOCAA) which houses Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art. In this video we introduce Luis Pinheiro, The Silo Hotel’s General Manager and Irene Boaventura, their Duty Manager and Art Concierge. Luis, who has a legendary career in the hospitality industry, attributes the success of The Silo Hotel primarily to its staff. Find out about Irene’s amazing journey from Angola entering South Africa as a refugee at the age of 8 with her younger brother. In the civil war in Angola, Irene lost both her parents. Her courage and determination, placing her little brother’s career and education over hers, whilst working three jobs to achieve this, reveals a heart and ethic that truly celebrates the best of Africa.