When the 336-room Watergate Hotel reopens in March in Washington, D.C., following a $125 million renovation, the property will feature four restaurants and bars.
The Kingbird restaurant will serve a dual purpose, with a fine-dining side that features a tasting menu paired with an extensive wine list, and a more casual side serving three meals a day. The fine-dining room will have chairs designed by Ron Arad to mimic the curvature of the building's original architecture. Both sides offer outdoor seating with views of the Potomac River.
Also on-site is the Next Whisky Bar in the lobby, focusing on whisky, bourbon and rye from both small-batch producers and large distillers, and featuring a menu of salty and sweet snacks. Top of the Gate is a rooftop lounge with 360-degree views of the river, which will be able to host events. On the menu will be signature drinks and Asian street food.
The site of the Watergate burglaries in 1972 and originally designed by Italian architect Luigi Moretti in 1961, the hotel will have a spa, an indoor pool and 17,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 7,000-square-foot grand ballroom.