9. Hotel Marques de Riscal, Spain
Located in the Spanish medieval town of Elciego, within driving distance of Bilbao airport, architect Frank Gehry's foray into hotel design cuts a strikingly aesthetic figure against a rustic backdrop of vineyards and sleepy residential buildings.
The Marques de Riscal was constructed from vast sheets of claret titanium, twisted and arranged in a fashion you rarely see outside of the Tate Modern. Inside, it's a tapestry of maple wood walls and marble bathrooms, offset against modern features like state-of-the-art Bang & Olufsen sound systems.
More than just a work of art you can sleep in, the hotel is a wine enthusiast's dream, complete with terraces which overlook the vineyards, a spa that offers a range of wine-inspired therapies and plenty of opportunities to sample the local nectar.