Hotel of Twists and Turns

Many travelers have heard of the Bilbao, Spain, Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry. But not many know of Gehry’s first hotel project, El Hotel Marques de Riscal, owned by the winery of the same name.

Gehry is well-known for his dramatic, twisting, turning, sweeping designs, including the “Dancing House” in Prague and Seattle’s Experience Music Project building. Now, his characteristic lack of right angles will make finding your room a challenge in the vineyards of Spain.

The hotel is operated by the Starwood chain, and features all the latest immenities, plus Gehry-designed windows that tilt outward, rooms with undulating wall fixtures, and furniture that matches the style.

Maybe your breathlessness at the design can be soothed by their multitude of spa treatments, including “wine therapy.” Yum!