We Love —
- This fantastic hotel is a masterpiece created by the famous architect Frank Gehry, whose famous works include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and 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
- Visit the Marques de Riscal wine cellars, enjoy a bottle of wine in your room and treat yourself to Spa treatments during your stay which has been upgraded to a Premium Deluxe room!
New Voyage Privé —
Carefully selected by our experts especially for you
Your Destination —
The hotel is set in an area of great natural beauty, and exploring its surroundings is easy on one of the hotel’s complimentary bicycles. Follow winding pathways through the vines, past ancient stone chapels and along the Ebro River, pausing at vantage points to relish the stunning panorama. To make your excursion complete, request a delicious picnic hamper and bottle of Marqués de Riscal wine to enjoy en-route when hunger strikes.
Further afield the region is rich in Spanish history and viniculture experiences and well worth more extensive exploration. Just a short drive away is Europe’s largest wine museum, Dinastía Vivanco, and the medieval town of La Guardia where age-old wine making traditions are faithfully upheld.
Your Hotel —
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.
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.
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on Grand Deluxe Room with an upgrade to a Premium Deluxe Room with Best Views. Just for you: bottle of wine in the room.
Positioned to take advantage of the enchanting view, a contemporary leather-topped desk with chrome lamp provides the perfect place for destination research or catching up with business.
The king-sized Luxury Collection Bed is made up with crisp, 480-thread-count, Italian sheets, soft down duvets and topped with a selection of plump feather and foam pillows. At its head is a pair of discreet reading lights, handy for those who enjoy a book before bed.
In the indulgent marble bathroom is a large soaking bathtub plus separate walk-in shower with rain-effect showerhead. Accessories are luxurious and include Caudalie soaps, bath gel and moisturizer as well as fluffy bathrobes and complimentary slippers.
Each room offers high-speed Wi-Fi to ensure you are always connected. Entertainment options include CD player and a flat-screen Bang & Olufsen television offering multiple satellite channels in six languages, pay-to-view movies and music.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay. Just for you: visit to the Marques de Riscal wine cellars, glass of wine or cocktail at the Wine Bar.
Marques de Riscal Restaurant
Serving dishes from northern Spain in a dramatic designer interior, the haute-cuisine Marques de Riscal Restaurant is a place in which to make gastronomic discoveries accompanied by some of the estate’s finest vintages.
Its culinary excellence and superb levels of service have earned the restaurant a prestigious Michelin star and helped make it one of the hottest destinations in the region for gourmands. Located on the second floor of the hotel, the dining room is a masterful exercise in design. Guests entering the airy space are greeted by the soothing juxtaposition of wood, gold-hued stone and vibrant ox blood walls hung with contemporary works of art. Large, well-spaced tables are set with fine linens, designer porcelain and elegant stemware.
Wine aficionados will be drawn to the bespoke Frank Gehry-designed display wall containing a large selection of fine vintages from the Marqués de Riscal cellars as well as more than 200 international labels. Perfect for those who wish to compare bouquet notes, many of these are available by the glass. Beyond, towering windows frame a delightful view of the town of Elciego.
Under the inspirational guidance of famed chef Francis Paniego the restaurant is experiencing an ongoing culinary evolution based on culinary excellence and innovation. The knowledgeable sommelier can assist diners in choosing a wine from the Marqués de Riscal range or from further afield to complete this ultimate epicurean experience.
Guests visiting the hotel in the warmer months can dine on the terrace which boasts idyllic vistas over the vineyard to the mountains.
Bistro 1860 Restaurant
The hotel’s casually chic Bistro 1860 offers the opportunity to experience traditional Spanish cuisine with an exciting modern twist. Chef Francis Paniego’s creative breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are based on fine local produce and the region’s unique cooking styles. Naturally guests are encouraged to explore new vintages to accompany their meals, something the knowledgeable sommelier is happy to help with.
With its towering ceilings, dramatically angled walls, seductive curves and tilted windows the dining room exemplifies Gehry’s unconventional approach to space. Walls adorned with large scale reproductions of his original sketches for the hotel encircle tables flanked with scarlet chairs and set with fine linens. Floor-to-ceiling glass panels frame the pretty village of Elciego along with the historic church of San Andres.
In the warmer months guests have the option of dining on the large open terrace which leads off the main dining area. Shielded from the sun by vast waves of pink, silver and gold titanium, and offering unparalleled panoramic views of the Cantabrian Mountains in the distance, the terrace is the perfect place to experience local cuisine.
Those keen to see some culinary action close up will revel in the opportunity to dine in small groups at a unique Chef’s Table. In a quiet corner of the terrace, surrounded by aromatic kitchen herbs planted in weathered wine barrels, private table-side cooking adds an unforgettable element to any meal. Available for lunch and dinner, tuesdays through saturdays.
Wine Bar and Shop
Located just off the main lobby the hotel bar is a great place to relax with friends while sampling some of the fine vintages from the Marques de Riscal wine estate. Its bright, spacious interior bears the unmistakable stamp of designer Frank Gehry. Golden-hued timbers line the walls and floors while seating comprises scarlet Pop Art-style contemporary chairs and a series of the architect’s iconic Cloud lamps. Two walls are devoted to eye-catching wine displays. Beyond the glass doors is a large terrace where guests can enjoy their tipple surrounded by views of the rolling, grapevine-covered hills.
Those who prefer to remain close to the action can perch on a leather bar stool where they’ll have a clear view of the mixologists working their magic. One unique creation from their extensive repertoire is the Marques de Riscal cocktail, a heady combination of red wine, brandy and blackcurrant cream. Wine lovers will appreciate the extensive selection of top Marques de Riscal and international vintages available, either by the glass or bottle. The bar also offers a wide range of cocktails, beers and mixed drinks guaranteed to have night owls lingering on.
Open throughout the day the bar is the perfect place to wind down after a full day of activities or rev up for an evening of fun. An appetizing selection of light bites, including Iberian ham, chorizo, croquettes and pasta, keeps hunger at bay while thrilling the palate.
Lounge Library Roof Top
Perched on the top floor of Frank Gehry’s architectural masterpiece, The Library with its distinctive asymmetrical walls, slanting glass, double height ceilings and undulating curves is a contemporary space perfect for chilling-out with a coffee, cocktail or glass of wine at any time of day. Outside, beyond the large expanses of glass, the eye is instinctively drawn to the rows of grapevines curving endlessly away into the distance.
Those interested in learning more about the region, its wine production and history, or who just want to relax with a good read, will love the floor to ceiling bookcase filled with beautiful and informative literary works. If you want to catch up on emails, check in with the office or research the region’s attractions there’s high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the area.
During the cooler months the caramel leather sofas and armchairs in front of the fireplace are the perfect spot to retire to with a hot chocolate or a cocktail. When the suns shines, however, there’s no better place to admire the natural beauty of the Marques de Riscal estate than from the large outdoor terrace suspended among the titanium waves swirling over the building’s exterior.
Your Time —
Just for you: 10% discount on spa treatments.
The perfect place to relax and indulge in the health and beauty properties of the grape. Surrounded by, and with enchanting views of, the lush vineyards of the Marqués de Riscal estate this 1,400-square-meter haven of wellness promotes the rejuvenation of both mind and body.
A unique Barrel Bath allows guests to soak in a bubbly mix of grape pomace as they gaze out over peaceful rows of vines disappearing into the distance. Other treatments include the popular Merlot, honey and wine body wraps and crushed Cabernet scrubs, both of which are designed to gently exfoliate and nourish the skin.
The spa offers a wide range of therapies, among them the water circuit - a delightful journey from the heated indoor swimming pool with its pummeling water jets to the hammam to the jacuzzi and then the rainforest shower which evokes the sensation of walking through the rain over smooth river stones giving rise to invigorating sensations that promote wellness.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: are not included with this offer. Distance from airport - 1 hour 30min/135km
Car Hire: can be added at the next stage of booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only)