Hotel Marqués de Riscal in Spain, for those who like me adore great wines and contemporary architecture, is a name that is a myth.
The wine city hotel, restaurant, and museum- designed by Frank Gehry next to their winery are one of the absolute masterpieces of the 20th century. Bolder than the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, bolder because it’s varicolored titanium volutes disturb the old peace of Rioja, its vineyards, the old villages with cathedral and bell tower, the stone walls and the curvy roads.
Design, art, gastronomy, wine and the lush landscape all 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.