Discretion and elegance are the main characteristics subtly promoted by the POD boutique Hotel, a luxurious accommodation unit completed in 2012 in Cape Town, South Africa. Envisioned by Greg WrightArchitects, the project is conveniently positioned so that all its 15 rooms have extensive views over one or two of the following landmarks: Camps Bay Beach, Table Mountain, Lions Head or the 12 Apostles.

Some of the features of the design language used to individualize the POD hotel are listed by the architects: the 2-storey high privacy fins on the penthouse suites, the entrance screen and feature wall that is composed of scaffold planks recycled from the building site itself, the organic shaped bar with its cantilevered ice wells, the tensioned stainless steel screen in the stairwell that stretches between 4 vertical floors and then the timber alcoves that hold the beds and bathing areas. Each room is defined by an open space layout, with a color palette deriving from materials such as slate, timber and granite. Appreciate the outcome?