Friday, November 17, 2006

Fancy Hotels



(courtesy of travel+leisure.com)

Yesterday, I read an article in T+L about the Frank Gehry grand hotel built in Spain causing a huge commotion. Turns out, it's pretty cool. The Herederos del Marqués de Riscal winery commissioned the architect to build something bold to attract tourist to the sleepy conservative town, well to drink more of their wine, too. Each and every aspect of the hotel pertains to wine. For example, the funky titanium roof represents wine spilling into a glass. Just what I need, one more thing to spark my curiosity..But I find the whimsical design edgy and provocative. I think I will go find a bottle of Riscal Rioja for the weekend...

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