A unique hotel in a unique environment.

At the heart of the Marqués de Riscal City of Wine stands the jewel in the crown of the Marriot International hotel chain: the Hotel Marqués de Riscal, A Luxury Collection Hotel. Designed by Frank O. Gehry, one of the world’s top architects, responsible, among other major works, for the Bilbao Guggenheim Museum, the hotel combines the most deeply rooted winemaking tradition with an avant-garde design, luxury and the most advanced technology of the 21st century.

 Inaugurated on 10 October 2006, it stands out for its spectacular forms and skyline. This unique building contrasts elegantly with the headquarters of the wineries, a building dating from 1858 and designed by the architect Ricardo Bellsola, situated between the vineyards and the medieval town of Elciego, in the centre of the Rioja Alavesa.

Marqués de Riscal


It offers all the luxury standards and services that you would expect from a hotel with The Luxury Collection brand, the Marriot International chain, and with the personal stamp of Frank Gehry: the titanium and steel of the roofing panels and the asymmetry of the wall and floor tiles. The 61 luxury bedrooms, 10 of them suites, split between two buildings linked by a spectacular raised walkway, are all different and unique, both in their forms and for their outlook.

Worthy of special note are the views to be enjoyed from the vantage point of the VIP lounge, the best of two regions, towards La Rioja in one direction and the Basque Country in the other. Two worlds: that of wine and of gastronomy, both of the highest order, come together at this exact point. Anyone who wants to see for themselves can do so in the hotel’s Fine Dining Restaurant, recognised by a Michelin star, by enjoying the signature dishes of our gastronomic adviser, Francis Paniego. The hotel also offers the  Restaurante 1860 Tradición and the Vinoteca&Bistró. Both the most innovative creations and the more traditional recipes are interpreted with a combination of quality, tradition and innovation.

El hotel

The exclusive interior design project, carried out by Gehry himself, and with design features by Alvar Aalto and B&B, among others, offers a genuinely avant-garde vision thanks to its forms, colours, and materials.

In addition to the scenic and gastronomic charms offered, you can enjoy a new experience which is unique of its kind in Spain: vinotherapy, thanks to the Marqués de Riscal Spa Vinothérapie® Caudalie. Discover a whole world of treatments and sensations: relaxing, invigorating, slimming, firming, anti-stress and anti-age, conducted using the purest essences of the vine and other natural ingredients such as brown sugar, honey and essential oils.

For those who have to combine all this with moments of work, the hotel has modern facilities for meetings, conferences, social events and banquets. The Marqués de Riscal Hotel offers clients the use of  a modern auditorium with seating for 100 people, with the latest audio visual systems, as well as a total of 10 spaces where you can hold any type of meeting or event.