Hotel Marques De Riscal, Rioja

Designed by Frank O. Gehry – architect of Bilbao’s fabulous Guggenheim Museum – the Hotel Marqués de Riscal is a stunning example of the far reaches of architectural vision.

On first sight, you cannot fail to be thunderstruck. Two wings are connected by a spectacular suspended footbridge. The roof is a collation of massive titanium ribbons sensuously curving over the building and tumbling towards Earth in a dramatic cascade of metal.

Inside, you’ll find a collection of extremely luxurious rooms and suites, all differently shaped and all featuring the highest levels of advanced design. The décor includes dark marble bathrooms and a symphony of leather, clever lighting, raw maple, Gehry and Alvar Aalto-designed furniture, B&O entertainments systems…

All this modernism, at the heart of the Rioja wine region, in the medieval village of Elciego,

Hotel Marqués de Riscal, at a glance

  • Advanced architecture in an ancient Spanish village
  • 43 individual rooms and suites with different shapes, dimensions and views
  • Designer en suites
  • Bespoke furniture by Frank Gehry and Alvar Aalto
  • State-of-the-art technology throughout
  • Rooftop lounge and informal wine bar
  • Basque-Riojan gastronomy by Michelin-starred Francis Paniego

For leisure and pleasure

  • Opportunity to stay in the renowned Vinos de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal vineyard
  • Wine production tours, including traditional and modern methods
  • Historic wine cellar dating back to 1858
  • Collection of thousands of world class wines
  • Famous vintage wine sampling
  • Tours of Elciego mediaeval village and surrounding region
  • Wine library featuring 1000 books  
  • Ayesha provided superb advice - she is to be commended! We had the most excellent adventure - everything went smoothly, first time in any of our India trips!

    JK, India, 2014


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  • Established for 25 years
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  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
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