Welcome to Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego
Visionary Architecture, Vintage Experiences.
This stunning 21st-century chateau was designed by internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry and is a true masterpiece. Located in "The City of Wine," this 5-star hotel is truly an adventure of a lifetime. Prepare to savor a one-of-a-kind experience of all the senses at Hotel Marques de Riscal. New delights await. Enjoy local cuisine and fine wines at 1860 Tradición or Marqués de Riscal Restaurant, both overseen by Michelin-starred Chef Francis Paniego, or soak up the benefits of the grape at the Vinothérapie® SPA Caudalie Marqués de Riscal. Welcome to the only hotel created by Frank Gehry where each of the unique 61 guestrooms and suites promises to enchant with exceptional designer touches and enviable views of the countryside, medieval town of Elciego or the striking architecture.
Rooms & Suites
Rooms & Suites
Staying at the Hotel Marqués de Riscal is an experience unlike any other, where Frank O. Gehry’s avant-garde, neoclassical style permeates throughout providing splendour, joy, and surprise around every corner.
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.
Restaurante Marqués de Riscal
Awarded a Michelin star and two Repsol Sun, Restaurante Marqués de Riscal offers the finest regional cuisine blended exquisitely with modern touches. Its extensive selection of wines creates the perfect complement to this exceptional culinary journey.
The 1860 Tradición's architectural renderings are by Gehry. Panoramic views of the vineyards and Elciego decorate our airy, second-floor restaurant. Our less formal, but equally delicious, 1860 Tradición offers refined regional specialties a la carte.
Vinoteca & Bistro
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. The bar also offers a wide range of cocktails, beers and a selection of light bites.
Spa Vinotherapie® Caudalie Marqués De Riscal
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.
Marqués de Riscal Winery
The fascinating journey from grapevine to bottle unfolds as visitors make their way from fermenting rooms to aging rooms stacked high with oak barrels to the enormous cellar housing eight million bottles of wine. A veritable viticulture ‘cathedral’, the cellar contains vintages dating back to 1862.
To ensure your nuptials are a unique reflection of your style and personality allow the team to help orchestrate details of the event, from bespoke decorations and flowers, through lighting options to take you from cocktails to late-night dancing, to a host of personalized details.
Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego
Calle Torrea, 1, Elciego, Spain, 01340
Private Car Service
Private Car Service
Logrono Railway Station
Luxury Collection Concierge
Discover the charms of Elciego with our exemplary service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our luxury collection concierge team will recommend you the most well-known activities in the surroundings of the Hotel Marqués de Riscal such as cultural excursions, winery visits and restaurants.
Our Luxury Collection Concierge team at the Hotel Marques de Riscal sets an exemplary standard of service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From behind-the-scenes cultural tours at nearby wineries to private golf outings, they will handle every request with efficiency and aplomb. Turn to them for limousine services, flower deliveries, restaurant reservations, directions, general information and more.
In addition to the Hotel Marques de Riscal Winery, our Concierge recommends the following as unique places to explore in the local area:
- Visit other important wineries from the area such as Ysios, C.V.N.E., and El Fabulista, and learn more about the history of wine at the excellent Dinastia Vivanco Wine Museum.
- Travel back in time with tours of the medieval towns of Elciego and Laguardia. Marvel first-hand at the inspiration for Ken Follett's book "The World without Ending": The spectacular Santa Maria Cathedral in Vitoria city.
- Walk in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims through history by traversing the celebrated spiritual road towards Santiago de Compostela.
- Indulge the taste buds with a delicious visit to Logroño city's Laurel tapas street.
- Tour the monastery Monasterio de Yuso and Suso—a UNESCO’s World Heritage site and the birthplace of the Spanish language.
- If time allows, do not miss a trip to Bilbao to discover Frank Gehry's other architectural masterpiece in Spain—the Guggenheim Museum
More information and bookings:
Phone number: +34 945 180 880
The City of Wine, located in the charming town of Elciego in Álava, encompasses the oldest winery in Rioja alongside the spectacular new complex designed by internationally renowned architect Frank O. Gehry.
One of the most ambitious projects among Spanish wine cellars to date, The City of Wine was designed to create a world of sensations for wine and architecture aficionados. It spans an area of almost 100,000 square metres, consisting of the Marqués de Riscal cellars, the dramatic hotel, two restaurants—the 1860 Tradición and the Marqués de Riscal Restaurant—a spa, roof top lounge, wine bar, a wine shop and meeting and banqueting areas.
Construction of the original cellars began in 1858, the year the winery was founded. Inside these installations, guests will find the 'Cathedral,' a bottle cellar in which Marqués de Riscal guards its greatest treasure—a priceless collection of bottles from nearly every vintage since the winery's founding.
For the hotel's creation, the winery envisioned an ultra-modern building that would evoke strong emotions. To achieve this effect, Frank O. Gehry was selected. Over a glass of wine from the architect's year of birth, 1929—the team laid out their ideas for the project. Mr. Gehry was seduced by the challenge of designing a hotel located in the heart of a wine cellar, something he had never done before.
Like Mr. Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in the city of Bilbao (130km from the hotel), the hotel would be covered in titanium and stainless steel, although this time the architect incorporated the colours of the winery: pink, like red wine; gold, like the mesh around Marqués de Riscal's Reserva wine bottles; and silver, like the bottles’ capsules. The hotel's guest rooms are distributed across two wings—the Gehry Wing and the Spa Wing—both connected by a beautiful glass bridge.
Located in the vineyard of the medieval Elciego, the hotel’s spectacular curves, titanium roof and asymmetrical walls provide a striking contrast to the historic wine cellars designed over 150 years ago by Ricardo Bellsola.
The hotel celebrated its Grand Opening October 2006 with a special visit from the King of Spain, his Majesty Don Juan Carlos.
Offering the best of three centuries of Riojan winegrowing traditions along with the most avant-garde design and amenities, the City of Wine undeniably creates an unrivaled spot for true and passionate lovers of wine and architecture.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Smoke Free Property
Pets Not Allowed
public parking in the village of Elciego .5 KM
Accepts: Cash, Credit Cards
Contactless mobile payments
Concierge desk service
Property has elevators
Languages spoken by staff:
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Italian
For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +34 945-180880
Property has elevators
Service Animals are Welcome
Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool
Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible
Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible
Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible
Main Entrance is Accessible
Meeting Spaces are Accessible
On-Site Restaurants are Accessible
Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor
Adjustable Height Hand-Held Shower Wand
Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers
Bathtub Grab Rails
Close Caption TV
Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors
Electronic Room Key
Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing
Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits
Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors
Lowered Electrical Outlets
Mobility accessible rooms
Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom
Room Windows Open
Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors
Secondary Locks on Room Windows
Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled
Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms
Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors
Carbon Footprint: 38.05 kg per room night
Water Footprint: 947.23 liters per room night
Electric car charging