Located in the Rioja Region of Spain lies the tiny town of Elciego. What makes this town so unique is it is home to a Luxury Collection hotel designed by the famous Frank Gehry – Hotel Marqués de Riscal. As I was researching for Spain a I stumbled upon this outlandish property: home to a Michelin Star restaurant, a vineyard & a world class spa it seemed worthy of a two night stay….
Checked into an Executive Suite that although not located in the main building offers the best view to the structure & the village. While there I took advantage of their complimentary amenities: bikes to explore the neighboring village, vineyard tour & spa access.
The hotel is remote – about 3hrs from Madrid and 4hrs to Barcelona so renting a car is the way to go. The drive is an easy one with highways for most of the journey and if you enjoy incredible architecture, luxury accommodations, and are an avid wine drinker like myself than this might be worth going out of the way for.