Hotel Marqués de Riscal: a unique wine experience with Frank Gehry in the background

Hotel Marqués de Riscal

The Hotel Marqués de Riscal, arrives as a new exhibitor at FINE #WineTourism Marketplace with the distinction of having one of the most beautiful buildings in Spain. It is presented as a jewel in the heart of La Ciudad del Vino de Marqués de Riscal, designed by the famed architect Frank O. Gehry.

This hotel is not only an accommodation, but a work of art in itself, where luxury and wine tradition intertwine in an exceptional way.

Since its inauguration in 2006, the Hotel Marqués de Riscal has stood out for its avant-garde design and luxurious comfort. The structure, a fusion of titanium, steel and glass, stands majestically in the Rioja Alavesa region, creating a dialogue between modernity and the area’s wine-making history. Each of the 61 rooms and 10 suites, designed by Gehry, offers a unique experience to its guests, with breathtaking views and an interior decoration that combines elements of renowned designers such as Alvar Aalto and B&B Italia.

Hotel Marqués de Riscal’s wine tourism proposal is a celebration of wine and gastronomy at its best. This emblematic hotel, located in the heart of La Rioja Alavesa, not only stands out for its avant-garde architecture, but also for its commitment to a first-class wine and culinary experience.

A stellar gastronomic journey

Hotel Marqués de Riscal is home to the Michelin-starred Gastronomic Restaurant, where signature cuisine becomes an art form. Under the supervision of chef Francis Paniego, the restaurant offers a sublime fusion of innovation and tradition. Each dish is a masterpiece that enhances local flavours with a contemporary twist, ensuring every diner a memorable experience.

The 1860 Tradición Restaurant complements this offering with dishes that pay homage to traditional Spanish cuisine. Here, classics are reinvented, maintaining their essence but presented with modern elegance and style.

The Vinoteca&Bistró, meanwhile, offers a more relaxed atmosphere where guests can enjoy a carefully curated selection of Marqués de Riscal wines, accompanied by tapas and light dishes.

Wine therapy: a fusion of wellness and wine

The Spa Vinothérapie Caudalie Marqués de Riscal is another gem of this hotel. This exclusive spa offers treatments based on the properties of grapes and wine, known for their antioxidant and rejuvenating benefits.

Guests can immerse themselves in a world of relaxation and wellness, enjoying massages, facials and body treatments using the purest grape and wine extracts. This unique experience is not only a delight for the senses, but also provides tangible health and beauty benefits.

In addition to these experiences within the hotel, guests have the opportunity to explore the region’s rich wine heritage. From guided tours of the historic Marqués de Riscal winery, where one can learn the secrets of wine production, to bike rides through the picturesque vineyards, each activity is designed to immerse visitors in the world of wine.

The hotel’s proximity to other attractions in La Rioja Alavesa, such as the Dinastía Vivanco Wine Museum, further expands the options for a comprehensive wine tourism experience.