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October 19, 2015

The Watergate

By Zahra Al-Kateb

The WatergateOur name is synonymous with one of the biggest scandals in history. However, The Watergate Hotel was controversial from the start. Celebrity architect Luigi Moretti’s curvy design sent shockwaves through conservative DC. But change was in the air (it was the 1960s after all) and the hotel quickly became a palatial playground where actors and models hobnobbed with congressmen and Supreme Court justices. You have arrived at the newest, chicest chapter in this legend’s story. The staff, trained by the former White House social secretary, is poised to create a memorable experience for every guest. The Watergate Hotel is a place where travel is an occasion worth celebrating, gracious and genuine is the standard, and intrigue can be found just beyond every curve.


Name: Presidential Suite

Square footage: 1,694

Nightly rate: $12,000

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Total number of rooms: Two

Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of bathrooms: One bathroom with floor-to-ceiling marble tiles and a five-piece marble bath set.

Key selling points: Two private balconies with 180-degree views of the Potomac River, three flat-screen TVs, full kitchen with marble countertop, separate Dining Room, the ability to expand to a threebedroom, 2,700 sq ft suite with the addition of adjoining rooms.


Argentta Spa

A stay at The Watergate Hotel wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the state-of-the-art luxury spa. A full fitness center and sizeable indoor pool complement ultimate service and the latest in luxury treatments, which are also available to non-hotel guests.

Contact: Allen Hunt, spa director

Phone: +1 202 827 1603



See and be seen in the restaurant’s casual portion or enjoy refined elegance in its more formal dining setting.

Chef: Michael Santoro


The beautiful illuminous whisky bar is perfect for high-caliber meetings or intimate tête-à-têtes. Guests and locals will enjoy stunning 360-degree views, the best in Washington DC!


Michael Deltette, the hotel’s director of catering and conference services, is one of Washington’s most sought-after wedding and events experts.

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