Condé Nast Traveler’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards puts a famous D.C. hotel on the list of the 50 best hotels in the world.
For the magazine’s 32nd annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey, a record 600,000 registered voters weighed in on their favorite hotels.
The 336-room Watergate includes a spa, whiskey bar, the King Bird Mediterranean restaurant and a popular rooftop lounge.
Of the Watergate Hotel, Condé Nast Traveler says:
“This D.C. landmark (it’s the Watergate of Nixon-era fame-er, infamy) was vibrantly restored in 2016 and has since become a favorite among everyone, from politicians to vacationers. The luxurious 336-room hotel is in Georgetown, so it’s not exactly next to most of the District’s prime attractions, but don’t let that deter you. The mid-century modern icon still keeps a few relics from its past, namely the staircase in the lobby and the indoor pool, but most interiors are fresh and new with modern flair. Even the staff’s uniforms were designed by Mad Men costume designer and stylist Janie Bryant. Most rooms have balconies, a rarity in D.C. Bathrooms are a combo of Zebrano marble and granite.”
The Watergate is the only D.C. Hotel to make Condé Nast’s 50 Best in the World list, but the No. 1-rated hotel does have a D.C. tie.