by Sarah J.F. Braley | September 28, 2016

At the 336-room Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C., which reopened in June following a $200 million renovation, the Argentta spa and wellness center has been unveiled. 

The 10,500-square-foot space features the hotel's original indoor pool, which has been restored, plus a whirlpool, sauna rooms, a state-of-the-art Technogym, six treatment rooms and one couples room, steam rooms, a unisex sauna and a nail salon. While lounging in the relaxation area, guests are served complimentary macarons and prosecco. The spa menu offers facials, massages, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures, and more; prices range from $160 for a 60-minute service to $400 for a 120-minute service. The signature treatments are the Argentta Seven Elements Ritual, a 90-minute seven-part service using an organic toxin-free solution that to restore aging skin to optimal health; and the Strengthening Facial, a 120-minute moisturizing service for improving the skin's elasticity. 

The hotel has 27,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, including the new 7,000-square-foot Moretti Grand Ballroom. The signature restaurant, Kingbird, serves American cuisine with a French twist and features riverfront outdoor seating. The Next Whisky Bar, part of the lobby, has an extensive list of whiskeys, bourbons, and ryes from small-batch producers and large distillers. Choices from the cigar menu can be smoked on the terrace or the Top of the Gate rooftop, which offers 360-degree views of the Potomac River, the Capitol and the Washington Monument.