The City of Wine or "the great bug" in Elciego.
The City of Wine or "the great bug" has finally been inaugurated in Elciego (Álava), as the prestigious architect Frank O. Gehry in charge of the project likes to call it. At eighty years old, this is the last scion of his great family of buildings, among which are the Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain; the Der Neve Zollhorf office complex in Dusseldorf or the Corcoram Gallery and the School of Art in Washintong DC, among others. The project was forged eight years ago when Alejandro Aznar invited Gehry to taste a wine from the year of his birth, 1929, to propose the realization of this building.
The Ciudad del Vino Marqués de Riscal is a complex with an area of nearly 100,000 square meters dedicated to the production, care and study of wine. It consists of two buildings; the main one is a hotel, managed by the Starwood Hotels & resorts chain, with 14 rooms. The second is a wine therapy SPA that with 29 rooms offers different and exclusive beauty and anti-stress treatments, based on the natural properties (polyphenols) of both grapes and wine. It connects through a corridor with the third floor of the main building. It also houses an exclusive restaurant advised by the Riojan chef Francis Paniego, with a capacity for 70-80 diners, apart from a dedicated hall for banquets, conferences and meetings. Of course, a garden area, parking, a boutique and a thematic museum make up this wonder of the City of Wine.
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