A statement hotel within an iconic building, The Watergate marries a cool, retro vibe with five-star facilities and more contemporary glamour than you can throw a vodka martini at

If you’re looking for the hotel where the ghost of Mad Men’s Don Draper might lay his fedora, look no further. Synonymous with scandal, thanks to former president Nixon’s infamous heist, and flying its austere modernist flag with pride, the 336-room Watergate hotel is a must for afficionados of design. A top-to-bottom multi-million-dollar overhaul in 2016 transformed the property to dramatic effect. Though décor follows a bold, futuristic aesthetic, the building’s architectural blueprint is never far behind. The lobby, all sculpted wood and metal, features a stunning meandering ‘whiskey wall,’ while rooms channel an uber-cool mid-century vibe. Many have balconies, which is unusual. The hotel’s original mosaic-tiled saltwater pool is now complemented by a salubrious spa and guests dine in Kingbird, on Mediterranean food served with a French twist, or tapas with a view, at Top of the Gate. The cherry on the Watergate’s cake this chic rooftop terrace commands spectacular skyline views. With the Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts next door and the White House and Georgetown’s boutiques and restaurants a short stroll away, you’ll want for nothing except, perhaps, to order an Old Fashioned at the Next Whisky Bar and raise a toast to Don.

Locally Paid Fees & Taxes: Expect to pay approximately $29 per room per night for hotel resort fees and local taxes.

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