Hotel Marques De Riscal | Elciego, Spain

For the wine and architecture lover in you.

Extremely unique design, amazing art, decadent food, and premium wines have made Spain’s Hotel Marques De Riscal one of the top hotels of 2014. Surrounded by rolling hills, full of experiences and adventure, this luxury retreat by Marriott was designed by Frank Gehry, with tilted walls, high ceilings and zigzag windows. The entire hotel is a literal 5-Star work of art in Spain’s City of Wine.

The 43 well appointed rooms and suites are elegantly designed with mountain views and sleep configurations from Premium Spa Twin Guest Rooms with 2 Twin beds, all the way up to the Executive Suite with 1 King bed and also a view of the vineyards here. Of course, you get the standard amenities like marble bathrooms, separate bath & shower, but you also get bidet, 24 hour room service, bottled water, international cable television, PPV movies, and Wi-Fi.

This hotel also boasts two excellent gourmet restaurants. At 1860 Tradicion, you get seasonal dishes in a casual setting. The healthy recipes here are served with wines that compliment the meals, and you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner comprised of croquet, sliced meat offerings, and locally made cheeses.

Meanwhile, Restaurante Marques de Riscal serves as a seductive escape in which the waitstaff will take you on a 14 or 21 course tasting menus. You can enjoy both with awesome views looking over the Catabria mountain range. If you want a quick bite, you might even enjoy the elegant touch of Vinoteca & Bistro. There you can have regional specialties, and light bites that are perfectly paired with the great wines of the world that you enjoy by the glass.

The Spa Vino Therapie offers a wide variety of unique treatments such as a barrel bath, Merlot bath and honey body wraps. There is also a state-of-the-art gym and beautiful indoor pool and Jacuzzi. Other popular activities include guided tours of the surrounding historic region, golf, ski facilities, wine flights, gourmet food tours, vineyard tours and the largest wine museum in Europe, Vivanco Museum.

So if wine culture and outstanding architecture excites you, make Hotel Marques De Riscal the place you lat your head at night while you have great adventures in Spain. Visit the hotel at the link for specials and rewards from Marriott.

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