New luxury hotel opens in Rioja - The Eagles pen a song

On a road in Alavesa, cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of Rioja, rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a shimmering light
My thirst grew strong, I stopped on a whim
Had to refuel for the night.
There she stood in the doorway;
I heard the dinner bell
And I was thinking to myself,
’this could be Kevin or this could be Mel’.
Prices were a scandal, I turned ash grey
There were voices down the corridor,
I thought I heard them say…

Welcome to the Hotel Viura, leaves you poorer
Makes you a basket case
I still got a parking space
Plenty of room at the Hotel Viura, mein fuhrer
Any time of year
It’s extremely dear
You can only afford a beer…

So I called to the sommelier,
’please bring me my wine’
He said, ’we haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine’
And still those vintages are mouldering away,
Hidden in a cellar just out of sight…
Never ever to taste Cabernet

Welcome to the Hotel Viura, Albrecht Durer
Such an exclusive place
You’ll leave the rat race
Shoulda called it Hotel Macabeu, oh hey ho
What a nice surprise, maybe they could advertise…

Posted by Doug on 22-Jun-2010. Permalink
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