Monday, March 27, 2017

The Watergate Hotel Celebrates 50 Years!

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From our friends at The Watergate Hotel...

The Watergate Hotel Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

One of the most fascinating hotels in history revels half-a-century with special offerings and events

This year The Watergate Hotel, the legendary property situated in Washington, DC, celebrates 50 years as an American icon. Since first opening in March 1967, The Watergate Hotel has hosted the world’s most discerning leisure and business guests - ranging from diplomats to celebrities - and thrived throughout decades of American history gaining a reputation as one of the most recognized hotels in the world.

“The Watergate Hotel is undoubtedly one of the most glamorous and illustrious hotels in the world and we invite our guests and local DC residents to celebrate its 50-year legacy with us,” said Rakel Cohen, Senior Vice President of Design and Development, Euro Capital Properties. “We have curated a host of special programming and experiences to honor this milestone in style, and we look forward to welcoming guests to our iconic hotel over the next 50 years.”

Originally designed by Italian architect Luigi Moretti to look like a sail on the Potomac, The Watergate Hotel made waves with its groundbreaking contemporary style and came to epitomize the fabulous lifestyle and sophistication of its time.  Following a $200 million-dollar renovation by its current owners, Euro Capital Properties, The Watergate Hotel reopened in June 2016 with new vibrant spaces such as The Next Whisky Bar, Kingbird, The Backroom at Kingbird, Top of the Gate, and Argentta Spa. The hotel’s current design captures the essence of the property’s retro roots, paying homage to its past while simultaneously paving the way for a new chapter to be written.

In celebration of this anniversary, The Watergate Hotel blends a sophisticated past with an elegant future through an extravagant anniversary package, a commemorative state dinner experience at Kingbird and themed spa treatments from Argentta Spa. The 50th anniversary special offerings and events include:

$50,000 Watergate Hotel Package:
The Watergate Hotel is offering a decadent package which includes a three-night minimum stay for guests looking to vacation in true luxury. Starting at $50,000 in honor of 50 years, the package includes:

• Three nights for two guests in a Presidential Suite

• Custom monogrammed Watergate Hotel robes

• Private tasting for two with fine, rare whiskies at The Next Whisky Bar

• Customized dinner tasting menu for two at The Backroom at Kingbird

• Private breakfast for two in-room or on the suite terrace

• Champagne brunch for two at Kingbird

• Lavish, complimentary treatments at Argentta Spa

• Private late night swim at Argentta pool with poolside cocktails and personal bartender

• Tickets to a show at The Kennedy Center with special VIP access

• Private helicopter tour over Washington, DC

• Custom large format vintage Champagne Bottle magnum from an exquisite year, available in room upon arrival

• Commemorative 50th anniversary engraved bottle of whisky from The Next Whisky Bar

• Nightly turndown amenities including a decadent birthday cake, Cristofle whisky glasses, and products from Argentta Spa partners including red flower and Cellcosmet

• 1960s-inspired glamorous, personalized photoshoot to commemorate the experience

• Record player and vinyl records of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and the Hair soundtrack, which were both released the same year the hotel opened

• Curated selection of Rolling Stone magazines in-room upon arrival, because the first issue was released in 1967

1967-Inspired State Dinner:
In honor of the year the hotel opened, The Backroom at Kingbird Restaurant will host a 1967-Inspired State Dinner all overseen by The Watergate Hotel’s Executive Chef Michael Santoro. The menu will pay homage to a State Dinner from the year 1967, and the one-week only prix-fixe dinner highlights will include:

• Menu will pay tribute and be inspired by the Thailand 1967 State Dinner with a 4-Course menu, with dishes available at A la Carte pricing

• Prix-fixe dinner will cost $120 per person and $65 for each wine pairing

• To book reservations, call 1(844) 617-1972

Celebratory Spa Treatments & Events at Argentta:
Guests can indulge, relax, and rejuvenate in the 12,500 square-foot spa and wellness facility known as Argentta Spa. The spa boasts eight treatment rooms along with full access to a sauna and steam room, 15-yard indoor saltwater pool, a whirlpool and state-of-the-art Techno Gym. Special 50th anniversary treatments and events include:

• Menu of select 67-minute luxurious treatments

• Spa treatments inspired by 1960’s icons, like the Blown Farrah - a custom designed blowout; the Kiss + Makeup Dolly - a deluxe makeover done by professional makeup artists; and a Sparkling Mani for Cher - a specialty bespoke manicure individualized and designed by nail artists

• 50th anniversary edition Argentta spa-branded-robes, modeled after robes that were popular in the 1960’s and designed with a modern twist

• “Dive-in Movie Nights” where guests can get comfortable in a pool float while enjoying beloved films of the era, tied to The Watergate Hotel or Washington, DC.

The Watergate Hotel is located at 2650 Virginia Avenue, NW in Washington, DC. For more information about the hotel, or to book one of these experiences tied to the 50th anniversary, please visit

About The Watergate Hotel:
Following an extensive $200 million renovation, The Watergate Hotel has once again opened its doors to guests. Leisure and business travelers alike can experience the revitalized bold mid-century modern design, which blends classic elegance with the extravagance and warmth of a true luxury lifestyle hotel. Under the ownership of international real estate developer, Euro Capital Properties, the distinguished hotel features select interiors by illustrious designer Ron Arad along with intriguing sculptural furnishings from Italian designer Moroso. The Watergate Hotel boasts 336 stylish guestrooms, including six exquisite Diplomat Suites, 24 premier suites and two stately Presidential Suites, as well as 27,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, including a brand new ballroom and 10,000 square feet of outdoor terraces overlooking the Potomac River. Hotel guests and residents alike can enjoy access to dining at Kingbird restaurant and its energetic bar, The Next Whisky Bar, and spectacular Top of the Gate rooftop bar and lounge with 360-degree views, in addition to the exclusive Argentta Spa and fitness facility, complete with a lavish indoor pool. The hotel is conveniently located near many of Washington, DC's most popular destinations including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a mere one mile walk to The White House and National Mall, and in the near vicinity to Georgetown shopping, George Washington University, Embassy Row and the picturesque Dupont Circle. For more information, please visit

About Euro Capital Properties:
Euro Capital Properties is an international real estate developer and hospitality management company, bringing design-forward properties such as The Watergate Hotel to major cities around the world. Headquartered in New York, the company's principal has developed and managed iconic properties in Paris such as L'Hotel du Collectionneur with Euro Capital Properties' sister company, The Gate Collection. A strategic partnership remains with the Paris properties.