Completed in 1971, the Watergate Complex is one of the more well known, prestigious, and storied addresses in Washington DC. Comprised of offices, residences, and the iconic Watergate Hotel, the property and its name became immortalized following the Watergate Scandal leading to President Nixon's resignation in 1974.
The Watergate Hotel reopened in 2016 after almost a decade of closure and a $100 million renovation that embraced both the prestige and scandal associated with the name.
In addition to the upscale finishes, you don't have to look too hard to find references to wiretaps, President Nixon, and nods to notable past residents. These small touches give the Watergate Hotel its distinct character and are a clever and casual way of contextualizing the history. Located next door to the Kennedy Center, and with unmatched views overlooking the Potomac River, the Watergate Hotel is still a conversation starter.