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Hotel Viura, La Rioja, Spain
Spain’s northern wine region has added another architectural marvel. Created by Spanish architects Designhouse, the just-opened Hotel Viura (Plaza Mayor, Villabuena de Alava; 34/94-560-9000; hotelviura.com; doubles from $170) is made of glass-and-reinforced-concrete cubes, stacked on top of one another like off-kilter building blocks. Inside, exposed concrete walls play off a cream-and-white palette. The friendly staff is on hand to arrange outings to the region’s vineyards.