Since its unveiling in 2006, this masterpiece created by Frank Gehry to house the Hotel Marqués de Riscal has become a highly sought after contemporary luxury retreat. Design, art, gastronomy, wine, and the lush landscape combine to create a memorable sojourn at The City of Wine. The hotel’s luxurious interior bears the unmistakable stamp of Gehry’s design. Tilted walls, zigzag windows, cathedral-height ceilings, and a host of bespoke details create the impression of accommodation as a work of art in its 43 rooms & suites.
Design, art, gastronomy, wine, and the lush landscape combine to create a memorable sojourn… The vision of Frank O. Gehry was to create a 21st-century château, an icon for one of the oldest wineries in the Rioja region, Vinos de Los Herederos de Marqués de Riscal, that connect the historic legacy with the modern art and wine nature. The building composition of rectilinear prisms that float above the ground by three super columns supports the building. The building rises nine meters above the ground and crosses the underground wine store of Marqués de Riscal to support itself with the three super columns. This allows spectacular views on all levels to see the vineyards, Elciego, and the Sierra de Cantabria mountains as a background. Everything is wrapped in cascades of titanium (Canopies) colored in pink, gold, and silver, symbolizing red wine's reddish hues, the mesh of the wine bottle of Marqués de Riscal, and the capsule of the bottle.
Rooms & Suites - Staying at the Hotel Marques de Riscal is an experience unlike any other, where Frank O. Gehry’s avant-garde, neoclassical style permeates throughout, providing splendor, joy, and surprise around every corner. From bedside cloud lamps made of white fabric balloons to the spacious green and black Italian marble baths to blackout drapes that shield late risers from the bright morning sun, every detail is designed to delight and inspire. In honor of the region's extraordinary wine-making tradition, all guests enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival.
Discover all of the requisite state-of-the-art technology, including large-screen high-definition televisions, High-Speed Wi-Fi access, and voicemail. Suites come additionally furnished with Nespresso coffee machines and Porsche-designed electric kettles. The youngest guests' comfort is ensured with special bath products, bottle warmers, and edge and socket guards. The guests also enjoy complimentary access to the Vinothérapie® SPA Caudalie Marqués de Riscal's common areas: indoor swimming pool, relaxation area, steam room, fitness center, Jacuzzi, and the traditional foot bath, the Pediluvium. The smoke-free guest rooms will enrich your next stay at this Luxury Collection hotel.
Dining - The Place to Make Gastronomic Discoveries - Treat yourself to delicious food in the Michelin-starred Marqués de Riscal Restaurant or the "1860 Tradición" Restaurant panoramic views over the Cantabrian Mountains. Discover all Marqués de Riscal wines in the Vinoteca & Bistro or chill out at any time of day with a coffee, cocktail, or glass of wine in the top floor Library Lounge. After a superb meal, relax by simply taking your favorite drink to the rooftop lounge and library. Or enjoy the serene ambiance of the hotel’s wine bar, Vinoteca & Bistro, where a delightful menu of light bites is also available. A selection of the 1860 Tradición dishes and other culinary delights may also be found on the in-room dining menu. Regardless of where the guests choose to dine, the stunning juxtaposition of Gehry’s iconic designs with the picturesque views of rolling vineyards creates unforgettable backdrops for an array of multi-layered gourmet experiences.
Spa & Fitness - The expert Luxury Collection Concierge team guides guests to the unforgettable delights this part of Spain has to offer. From tours of Rioja and beyond to local tapas tastings to explorations of medieval sites, a remarkable world of experiences await. Those seeking complete repose visit the Vinothérapie® SPA Caudalie Marqués de Riscal. A delightful journey from the heated indoor swimming pool with its pummeling water jets to the hammam, the Finnish sauna and the jacuzzi, and then the rainforest shower, giving rise to invigorating sensations that promote wellness. Specialists in vinotherapy trained in the Bordeaux wine region employ wet and dry treatments based on the grape's essence to cleanse, soothe and invigorate the skin. A unique Barrel Bath allows guests to soak in a bubbly mix of grape pomace.
Area & Activities - Explore the City of Wine - Located in the medieval town of Elciego, the Hotel Marques de Riscal and its surrounding City of Wine provide the ideal starting point from which to explore the nature, tradition, and exquisite gastronomy associated with wine. From the Marqués de Riscal's winery itself, the area’s first wine cellar built in 1858, to the Museo del Vino Dinastía Vivanco, Europe’s largest wine museum, to the nearby villages of La Guardia and Cenicero where ancient wine-making rituals continue today, guests may expect to stimulate their senses and satisfy their thirst for adventure. The Santiago Pilgrimage route, representing centuries of European history, passes only a few kilometers from the hotel. The area is also ideal for a bike ride or stroll through rolling vineyards and the Ebro river, Spain's longest. The Luxury Collection Concierge will be pleased to assist guests with recommended day trips and guided tours.