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 all combine to create a memorable sojourn at The City of Wine.


Located in Rioja Alavesa, Spain. The stunning Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection, is located in Elciego, in La Rioja’s Álava province. Designed by Frank Gehry, this avant-garde hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a spa and 2 restaurants. Most of the unique rooms at the Hotel Marqués de Riscal feature a distinctive zig-zag window seat with views of the valley. The black marble bathrooms are fully equipped and include a hairdryer.

The Vinothérapie Spa, by Caudalie Marqués de Riscal, offers a range of grape-based treatments. There is also an indoor pool, Hamman, fitness centre and massage services. At the top of the hotel there is a rooftop library-lounge and a wine bar. You can enjoy panoramic views from here or from the 8 terraces. The hotel organises wine tours round the Marqués de Riscal vineyards and the Vivanco Museum, Europe’s largest wine museum. Hotel Marqués de Riscal is easily accessible from the AP-68 Motorway which runs from Bilbao to Zaragoza. The Marques offers 43 uniquely shaped rooms in two sections connected by a spectacular foot bridge. The whole building is raised above the site on columns, which allows the space underneath to be used as an entry plaza.


Concept: Everything is wrapped in falls of titanium (Canopies) hued in pink, gold and silver in the light of day in their bends mirrors the red tints of red wine, brilliant and silver cross section of the container on the jug of wine Marques de Riscal. The veneers of stone and wood windows down discoursed and diverges from the customary structures of the nineteenth century environment, utilizing a sandstone with the same tone of the conventional arquuitectura around there.

Why It’s Unique: The billowing titanium canopies that bedeck the hotel are functional as well as aesthetic. Located in a sunny hilltop, the colorful metal ribbons also act as a sustainable means of shade and serve as temperature modulators for the hotel.

  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Sun terrace


  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Fitness centre
  • Solarium
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Hammam
  • Indoor pool (all year)
  • Bikes available (free)
  • Library


Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Snack bar
  • Special diet menus (on request)


  • Free!WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.


  • Free!Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).


Reception services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Currency exchange
  • Tour desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge service


Entertainment and family services
  • Babysitting/child services


Cleaning services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ironing service
  • Shoeshine


Business facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Business centre
  • Fax/photocopying


Travelling with pets?
  • Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Room service
  • Packed lunches
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car hire
  • Shuttle service (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Newspapers
  • Safety deposit box
  • Gift shop
  • Shops (on site)
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Lift
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Heating
  • Allergy-free room
  • Air conditioning


Languages spoken
  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English
  • German

Reviews: 9.1/10


Trip Advisor 4.5/5








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