Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cape Town:Rooftop Airstream Trailer Park

Last night myself and a friend were given a private tour of the entire airtream penthouse suits at the Grand Daddy hotel. Atop this swanky Cape Town hotel Grand Daddy Hotel, part of the Daddy Long Legs group of boutiques hotels, previously known as the Metropole is a trailer park like no other, a collection of vintage Airstream caravans nestled beneath the backdrop of Table Mountain. This cluster of Airstreams is more an experiment in conceptual interior design with each of the seven vintage trailers hosting a different theme. Cape Town design studio Whatiftheworld directed the project, which tasked local artists with decorating a space with a motif of their choice. The concepts ranged from The Ballad of John & Yoko, adorned with a guitar and simple white interior, to The Love of Lace, Goldilocks and The Three Bears, which has a quaint storybook feel to it. While I'm unsure about falling asleep in it, I loved the dizzying floor-to-ceiling polka dot interior of Dorothy. The two-person Airstreams are situated neatly around the rooftop bar, which is open for afternoon drinks to guests and just the plain curious alike. What i found most fascinating was the fact that the trailers were oddly spaceious, which i hadnt expected and also how they managed to incoroporate enough comfort and luxury to make these trailers qualify for 4 star luxury rating. The trailers start at R945 per night, thinking of hosting a small intimate party on one of these sometime soon.
The Grand Daddy hotel 38 Long Street, Cape Town 021 424 7248

1 comment:

  1. invite me invite me....
    sounds so cooll.. what an awesome idea, would love to see these places. love the polkadot room