Ten Trinity Square, London
Four Seasons’ second property in London is in the grand old Port of London Authority headquarters in Tower Hill, near the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Gherkin. The listed historic building, which was designed by renowned architect Edwin Cooper and opened in 1922, has undergone a £6 million renovation during which painstaking efforts were made to ensure the building’s original stonework, plasterwork, wood carvings, marble floors and grand staircase were preserved. There are 100 guest rooms and 11 lavish suites (including a Presidential Suite with its own private terrace and garden), two restaurants, a bar and a luxurious marble-clad spa with two pools. The hotel also offers more permanent accommodation in the form of 41 private apartments, as well as Four Seasons’ first private members’ club.
Delights In Store
The Silo, Cape Town
It’s the perfect base from which to explore the thriving art hub of Cape Town—six beautifully renovated floors of the grain silo complex above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. Located in the heart of Cape Town and with views over the V&A Waterfront, the sensitively renovated historic building is set to become a landmark as synonymous with the Cape Town skyline as the Eiffel Tower is with Paris. The hotel has 28 rooms—including a spectacular, light-flooded penthouse— each decorated with colourful and eclectic pieces that soften the modern industrial architecture. Book a treatment in the spa, pop downstairs for a guided tour of the museum, which is set to open its doors in September, or simply enjoy the sunset as you sip a drink by the rooftop pool. However you look at it, life at the Silo is mighty relaxed. theroyalportfolio.com
Design On The Docks
Occupying an iconic 1895 godown (warehouse) on the banks of Robertson Quay—a building that stood at the centre of a host of secret societies, underground activities and liquor distilleries during the 19th century—the hotel has been meticulously restored by award-winning local design agency Asylum. The sleek industrial decor extends to the spacious rooms and suites, most of which come with river views and all with vast showers and lots of natural light. The hotel’s restaurant, Po, serves up modern spins on local favourites under the watch of Wild Rocket founder Willin Low. There’s a cracking lobby bar and a rooftop pool that overlooks the river, sitting peacefully above the hustle and bustle of the city.
palÁcio tangarÁ, São paulo
Set in beautiful Burle Marx Park right in the heart of Brazil’s commercial capital, the Palácio Tangará—the first Oetker Collection Masterpiece hotel in South America—has 141 guest rooms, including 59 suites, all with stunning views of the park. There’s a ballroom with terraces overlooking the park, a fitness centre and spa with a private garden, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a children’s club. The hotel’s strong suit will be its dining offering. The signature Restaurant Tangará, with its chef’s table, bar, wine cellar, lounge and terrace, is overseen by acclaimed chef-restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten (of The Mark, ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina in New York, Eden Rock in St Barths, and Mercato in Hong Kong and Shanghai).