5* The Watergate Hotel - Washington DC

from £999.00

The iconic and infamous name Watergate in Washington DC will forever be associated with a scandal. Step foot in to this luxury hotel in Washington D.C. and discover an urban resort located along the banks of the Potomac River. Here, you’ll uncover a hotel unlike anything in Washington D.C. — a place where modern design blends with an iconic landmark to redefine luxury.

The Watergate Hotel's flowing avant-garde architecture was designed by Luigi Moretti to emulate the mighty Potomac, and its stunning new Ron Arad-designed interior lives up to the building's original elegance. Complementing the hotel's new, modern feel are the retro-chic staff uniforms, made by Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant.

The Watergate Hotel takes classic elegance and bold mid-century modern design and adds all of the extravagance and warmth of contemporary luxury. This one-of-a-kind hotel pays tribute to its own storied past, while paving the way for a new chapter to be written.

The name is of course synonymous with the country's biggest political scandal. The Watergate Hotel, however, was controversial from the start. When it opened in 1965, celebrity Italian architect Luigi Moretti's curvy, sprawling design sent shock waves through conservative D.C. Its glamorous reputation was eclipsed with political scandal on June 17, 1972, when five intruders were caught in the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, leading to Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency. Since Nixon infamously declared "I am not a crook," The Watergate Hotel saw many renovations, but none that embraced its original design or posh patrons — until now. The hotel stands 1.5 miles from the White House and Foggy Bottom Metro station is just a short walk away.


  • The Kingbird restaurant allows guests to celebrate in a lively atmosphere, or unwind in a more casual setting in The Bar at Kingbird. Among the best restaurants in Washington D.C., Kingbird offers ingredient-driven Mediterranean Riviera cuisine
  • Top of the Gate, named best roof top bar in D.C is an energetic and sophisticated rooftop bar and lounge at The Watergate Hotel boasts commanding 360-degree views of the Kennedy centre, the Potomac River, the Key and Arlington bridges, the Washington Monument, and the rest of the D.C. skyline. The bar with a view is the perfect place for a cocktail or the season’s most talked-about event
  • In 1967 Mr. Morrison famously asked to be shown the way to the next whisky bar. Finally, after nearly 50 years, those in search have found it. Welcome to The Next Whisky Bar at The Watergate Hotel. From the dramatic entrance of The Watergate Hotel, an undulating wall comprised of 2,500 illuminated whisky bottles, awash in a soft amber glow, entices guests into the perfect setting for an intimate tete-a-tete. Enjoy a high-quality whisky menu, cigar selection, and the scent of scandal — only at The Watergate Hotel
  • Stay warm all winter long in the cosy Winter Igloos. These heated igloos are located on the patio of the Next Whisky Bar and can accommodate up to eight guests each. The hotel also offers four custom-designed igloos for dining on the Kingbird Terrace
  • Every Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 - 3:30pm, the hotel hosts an afternoon tea with complete with fine teas, savoury sandwiches, plus luscious desserts and pastries with the traditional accompaniments. Your tea reservation includes a glass of Prosecco, bottomless tea, Devonshire cream, and seasonal jams
  • The Scandal Room, the historic room used in the 1972 Watergate break in. Decorated in collaboration with Lyn Paolo, the costume designer for Scandal. Binoculars, manual typewriter, reel-to-reel tape recorder and other pieces evoke Nixon-era DC. Guests can request a tour if the room is free
  • Argentta is a modern spa where indulgence and relaxation come together to lavish you with the most innovative treatments and wildly glamorous service. As a refuge from everyday life, treatments are exquisitely and expertly tailored to your every need. Located on Level B3 of the Watergate Hotel, Argentta is a 12,500 square foot spa and wellness centre open exclusively to hotel guests, spa guests and club members. Argentta includes the hotel’s original indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, a unisex steam room, state-of-the-art gym, locker rooms, spa treatment rooms and nail salon
  • A crystal blue oasis waits in Washington DC. Three lap lanes and a dedicated aerobic area can be found in the hotel’s original indoor pool. Kept at 82°F (28°C), this 50 foot heated pool is available year-round to Watergate Hotel and Argentta Spa guests. The wet area includes pool, sauna and steam room. An urban retreat for daily fitness or playful family time. The need to lounge is encouraged, towels and refreshing water are within reach
  • Hotel guests have access to the spacious, modern Fitness centre 24-Hours a day


Timeless yet modern, find ultimate comfort in the collection of hotel rooms in D.C. Enjoy luxuriously appointed rooms ranging from the classic superior and deluxe rooms to one- and two-bedroom options. Modern and luxuriously appointed guest rooms deliver refined decadence in the nation’s capital. Designed with today's traveller in mind, these rooms balance form and function, with a palette of warm tones, 48” flat-screen TVs, and spa-like marble bathrooms with custom La Bottega amenities. The guest rooms provide an abundance of natural light and great river or city views.

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