Spain Gets Another Gehry
World renowned architect Frank Gehry catapulted onto the scene with his Guggenheim in Bilbao. The landmark museum set about a revival of the Basque city and is now one of the countries top attractions. Beginning in September, it loses the title of Spain's only work by Gehry. That's when the Hotel Marqués De Riscal opens in the Rioja wine region. The hotel is classic Gehry, with layered steel and copper panels swirling around a central structure. The hotel will have 43 rooms with views of the surrounding vineyards and modern amenities and service provided by Starwood's Luxury Collection. A rooftop bar and lounge will ready guests for gourmet delights at the restaurant which promises to be gastronomic delight. I can't think of anywhere I need to be in September, so I guess I'll just go ahead and book it.