Located in Spain, The Hotel Marqués de Riscal is nestled in one of the oldest and most prestigious bodegas of the Rioja wine region. Designed by the renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, one of the world’s most renowned architects, Hotel Marqués de Riscal boasts beautiful curvature, a titanium roof and asymmetrical walls which offer an elegant contrast to the historic wine cellars which were designed in 1858 by architect Ricardo Bellsola. The hotel merges deep-rooted wine-growing tradition with twenty-first century avant-garde design.
The Hotel Marqués de Riscal has 43 exquisite bedrooms (including ten suites), each of which are unique. The leather and raw maple wood of the suites the dark marble of the bathrooms, and furniture by Gehry (such as the Cloud lamps) and other famous architects like Alvar Aalto melt harmoniously with the most advanced technology. All rooms include state of the art Bang & Olufsen LCD TVs, IP Cisco Phones and marble bathrooms to create a wonderful juxtaposition of modern amenities combined with views of the vineyards and the medieval town of Elciego.
The Michelin starred Marqués de Riscal Restaurant offers innovative cuisine while Bistrò 1860 combines the rich tradition of Basque – Riojan cuisine – with contemporary creations. Wines from the estate are joined by other masterpieces of international enology in the Wine Bar, while the Rooftop Lounge Library invites you to enjoy a drink beside the fireplace.
The spa facilities include heated swimming pool, steam room, barrel bath, jacuzzi, invigorating shower and a fitness centre along with 14 dedicated rooms for beauty treatments.
If a daily dose of iron is your thing you’ll be pleased to know there are two golf courses within 35km of the hotel.