For your clients who live for political drama or for those who just love a good scandal, the iconic Watergate Hotel—site of one of the biggest political scandals in U.S. history—is inviting guests to stay in the room where it happened.
Officially unveiled last month, The Watergate Scandal Room 214 is a new signature guestroom at the Watergate Hotel that immerses guests in that infamous day with a wall of news clippings from the time of the break-in, several furniture pieces reminiscent of the 1970s, and other unique touches such as binoculars, a typewriter, a cassette tape player, and more.
The Watergate Hotel completed a $200 million transformation last year, embracing its past with nods to the scandal such as “no need to break in” inscriptions on guestroom keycards and Nixon speeches replacing hold music when guests call the hotel, whose phone number also alludes to the June 17, 1972 break-in date (844-617-1972). After fielding many questions about room 214 where E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy—leaders of The Watergate break-in—stationed themselves during the burglary of the Democratic National Committee office, leadership at The Watergate Hotel decided to team up with Lyn Paolo, costume designer of the TV series “Scandal,” to create this signature guestroom.
Rates for a stay in The Watergate Scandal Room 214 start at $800 per night. For more information, visit thewatergatehotel.com.