Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego

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Located in the medieval town of Elciego, the Hotel Marques de Riscal and its surrounding City of Wine provide the ideal starting point from which to explore the nature, tradition and exquisite gastronomy associated with wine. From the Marques de Riscal’s winery itself, the area’s first wine cellar, to Europe’s largest wine museum, to the nearby villages of La Guardia and Cenicero, guests may expect to stimulate their senses and satisfy their thirst for adventure.

Gehry Wing rooms’ oversized windows invite guests to be immersed in the uniqueness of this idyllic setting from every angle. These rooms allow views of the wine cellar and vineyards or exceptional panoramas of the picturesque Elciego village and the Sierra de Cantabria Mountains. Frank O. Gehry’s unmistakable contemporary interior design in these generously proportioned accommodations has an immediate impact, from a comfortable sitting area to a thoughtful writing desk. Retreat to a spacious mirrored and Italian marble bathroom with a walk-in shower, a separate bathtub, dual washbasins, and a private telephone.

1860 Tradición offers traditional, seasonal cuisine in an avant-garde, yet casual atmosphere – serving delicious, healthy recipes prepared with seasonal produce complemented by superb wines. From its sun-drenched terrace, 1860 Tradición offers stunning views of the village of Elciego, all right under Frank Gehry’s unmistakable canopies. Guests enjoy indigenous ingredients and beloved specialties such as the nutty, buttery Queso de Idiazabal, Croquetas prepared following a recipe over three generations old, and the acclaimed Jamón Ibérico, a superb cured ham found only in Spain.