- château for the 21st century
- Gehry’s scale model of hotel
- Futuristic structure & Elciego village
- Elciego village
- Pappardelle-like ribbons of stainless steel & Titanium
- elaborate facade & Jutting Wood-framed windows
- Adjoining Walk over
- Fragmented Interior of walkover
- canopy and views
- façade adjoining detail –pop rivets
- reflective stainless steel and views
- reception – bespoke copper desk
- wine bar seating
- soft ply and maple wood bar interiors
- ply wood pigeon hole wine display
- Burnt amber leather curved fixed seating
- Gehry’s Cloud lamps and curved headboard
- Alvar Aalto maple chair
- Restaurant screen & Verter Panton s chair
The new landmark Hotel Marqués de Riscal, is a member of the Luxury Collection, and is nestled in the City of Wine. Designed by renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, the hotel is his second masterpiece in Spain, after Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum.
Gehry's building, owned by the local Marqués de Riscal Winery is more of an international beacon, commissioned by this local winery in order to promote the growing international interest in Spanish wine. Riscal built a hotel with a new image, a new dynamic to improve tourism, and to sell more wine.
The winery of Vinos Herederos del Marques de Riscal is located in Elciego, in the Rioja region of Spain, and is one of the oldest wineries in the region. Traditionally the wineries in the region are not open to the public, but as a component of an overall plan to redefine and invigorate its public image, Marques de Riscal commissioned the design of a small building intended to provide a unique experience for visitors to the winery. Today, the Marqués de Riscal Hotel is a true example of modernity and innovation set against the backdrop of an old, traditional winery.
Frank Gehry's building is extraordinary, a tangle of apparelled-like ribbons of pink and gold titanium and mirror finish stainless steel supported by monolithic sandstone columns and a dizzying network of steel.