Hotel Marqués de Riscal is set in a building of avant-garde design by Frank Gehry. It is located in its own vineyards near the town of Elciego in the Rioja Alavesa. The hotel offers two restaurants, one with modern and one with authentic/local cuisine, a library and lounge and naturally a wine bar. There is a Caudalie Vinothérapie spa, a fitness centre and an indoor pool.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 43 rooms (27-52m2) (291-560 sq ft) & suites (65-83m2) (700-893 sq ft) • hotel opened: 2006 • architecture & interior design: Frank Gehry ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk
The DNA: The hotel, part of Marriott’s Luxury Collection, is immediately recognizable with its jaw dropping contemporary aesthetic of steel and titanium as a building by Canadian-American master architect Frank O Gehry, who is also responsible for Bilbao’s Guggeheim Museum. Attention to details continue on the interior, with curved maple wood walls, leather furniture, and marble bathrooms. Every piece of furniture has a designer attached, and you’ll find yourself unable to stop snapping photos.