Ever since the famed 1972 scandal that forced the resignation of President Richard Nixon, The Watergate Hotel has remained shrouded in a sense of historical intrigue. Now, the infamous hotel has been given a sleek new facelift that has transformed the Washington D.C. curiosity into a place you'll actually want to stay at the next time you're in town.
Opening again on June 14 after a decade of restorations, the new and improved Watergate aims to cater to the glamorous jet set passing through the Nation's Capitol. Its iconic curvy exteriors have been preserved, although $125 million went into revamping the inside.
With an impressively sexy retro vibe, its Ron Arad-designed interiors purposefully play up the hotel’s cloak-and-dagger heritage. For added throwback effect, the costume designer of Mad Men, Janie Bryant, designed the official staff uniforms.
Check out some of the gorgeous new interiors and suites below:
Beyond tourists, The Watergate Hotel should become a favorite haunt of D.C.’s social elite. The hotel will debut a swanky new rooftop bar, Top of the Gate, which will serve cocktails, Thai-inspired street food, and unbeatable views of the Washington Monument and the Potomac River. There will also be a hush-hush whiskey bar near the lobby and a new restaurant called Kingbird.
Book a suite now before the place is overrun by shady political operatives and all manner of dirty tricks.