Tourist License Code: HVI00388
This amazing Marqués de Riscal hotel with espectacular shapes, associated with the brand Luxury Collection Hotels, inaugurated in 2006, is located at the heart of the wine region of Rioja Alavesa, in the city of Elciego. It was a design of Frank O. Gehry, the ideologist of the iconic Guggenheim Bilbao Museum and other several works, which today are international references of the architecture.
In this Marqués de Riscal hotel is easely recognizable the work of Gehry, because it reminds in its shapes and used materials to the museum of Bilbao, although here the building adquires the characteristics of the surroundings, where the wine presides and floods everything. And, consequently, to the colours of the titanium, always very present in the work of the master, are added the golden colours of the bottles and those others more characteristics of the wine.
Those touches of tradition are perfectly combined here with the forefront, luxury and the most advanced technology of the XXIst century, and also in perfect contrast to the primeval cellars of Marqués de Riscal, constructed in 1858 by the architect Ricardo Bellsola. Two magnificent masters to a great project.
This charming hotel & spa, where the winetherapy is offered as an exclusively provided service in the whole Basque Country, is ideal for all those who want enjoy an unique experience. It consists of a total of 43 rooms, including 10 suites, and is provided with a very modern and comfortable ambience, as well as an unique design with details in leather, maple woods and first quality marbles. The accesory elements, like luminaires, bed headboards and the furnishing, have been conceived exclusively for the hotel, by Gehry´s team.
The facilities of this air-conditioned venue include: lobby area with check-out service and 24 hours opened reception desk, strongbox, elevator, cafeteria, winebar, 2 restaurants (one of them awarded with 1 Michelin star in 2011 and managed by Chef Francis Paniego) and free wifi connection. The hotel also offers modern services for meetings, conferences, events and banquets.