Hotel Marques de Riscal is in the heart of Spanish Basque wine country, designed by Frank O’Gehry.
The Hotel Marques de Riscal, Spain is a few minutes from the Marques de Riscal Winery in the heart of the Spanish Basque country close to Rio Ebro. It is between Pamplona, Miranda de Ebro, Burgos and Logrono. The hotel’s closest airport is Vitoria Gastiez which also services Bilbao. This architectural masterpiece was created by world renowned Frank O’Gehry designer of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA, the New World Center in Miami Beach, the Dancing House in Prague, Cinematheque Francaise in Paris, 8 Spruce Street, NYC and the Art Gallery of Ontario. The building oozes contemporary luxury and quirky style. The spacious interior feels even more open thanks to the large floor to ceiling windows overlooking stunning vineyards and a medieval village. The walls slope at different angles and O’Gehry made use of natural materials, pale wood and shiny metal with accents of bright red furniture. From the outside the hotel looks like it has had a shiny metal bow tied sloppily around it.
Hotel Marques de Riscal Amenities and Service
You’ll find attention to every detail, personal service and a concierge team to answer to your beck and call like few other hotels in Spain. This is truly a luxury hotel with a spa offering health and beauty treatments including vinotherapie (wine therapy). There is an indoor pool surrounded by a glass wall overlooking vineyards; a 24 hour fitness center; 24 hour business center; Jacuzzi; free bicycle rental; babysitting service; golf course; Internet access; 24 hour room service and free newspapers.
The hotel has a gourmet restaurant and a traditional Bistro 1860. The restaurants are overseen by gastronomic consultant and Michelin star Chef Francis Paniego. The Rooftop lounge and Library is spectacular. You can enjoy the breathtaking views and the fresh air. Alternatively the hotel has a wine bar and in-room dining.
The guest rooms have 12 foot high ceilings, asymmetrical architectural features, contemporary décor and loft-like views down over the vineyards and village.
Where: Calle Torrea, 1, Elciego, Spain
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