The Watergate is undoubtedly one of the most glamorous and illustrious hotels in the world. After undergoing an extensive $125 million renovation, The Watergate Hotel was restored to its historic exuberance. The hotel located at 2650 Virginia Ave NW in Washington, D.C. has been closed for renovations since 2007.
When it opened in March 1967, the hotel situated on the banks of the Potomac River made waves with its groundbreaking contemporary style and came to epitomize the lifestyle and sophistication of its time. The luxury property was originally designed by Italian architect Luigi Moretti in 1961 to look like a sail on the Potomac.
The hotel’s current owners, Euro Capital Properties, tapped world-renowned designer Ron Arad and Italian designer Moroso to complement the avant-garde architecture with bold curves and mid-century modern design while restoring some of hotel’s original structures such as the staircase and indoor pool. Acclaimed architectural and interior design firm BBGM was the architect for the project.
The hotel consists of 336 stylish guestrooms designed for comfort and sophistication, half of which include lavish balconies. Six exquisite Diplomat Suites, 24 premier suites and two stately Presidential Suites offer the highest standard of luxury accommodations. Each guestroom features natural light that brings out the soothing color palettes along with plush bedding, floor-to-ceiling Zebrano marble bathrooms with solid granite vanities, superior in-room amenities, 24-hour in-room dining, cutting edge technology, diffusers featuring the hotel’s signature Red Flower Oakwood scent, and more.
At The Next Whisky Bar, The Watergate Hotel will show you the way to the best rare whiskies, also known as ‘Hen’s Teeth’.
Executive Chef Michael Santoro is overseeing Kingbird, a dual-concept restaurant. The menu features ingredient-driven American cuisine with a French twist, paired with a global wine list.
Top of the Gate, palatial rooftop with 360-degree views of the Potomac River, Capitol and Washington Monument, is the hotel’s first-ever rooftop lounge and promises to offer the best view in town, clad with heat lamps and a fire pit, where you can enjoy bottle service, signature cocktails and Asian street food.
The 12,000 sq. ft. Argentta Spa facility features eight treatment suites, a unisex steam room and nail salon, male and female changing rooms, sauna and steam rooms and a relaxation area for guests to unwind pre-and post-treatment. The space also boasts an over-sized 15-yard indoor, saltwater pool as well as a whirlpool, an aqua aerobic space, barre studio and a state-of-the-art gym.