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by Matt Alderton | December 15, 2014
One of history's most infamous hotels, The Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC, will reopen in summer 2015 following a $125 million renovation, owner Euro Capital Properties announced last week.

"We are proud to announce The Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC, as the first property of the Watergate Hotels & Resorts company, with more to come worldwide," Jacques Cohen, principal of Euro Capital Properties, said in a statement.

Originally opened in 1962 on the banks of the Potomac River, the hotel will have 343 guest rooms, two onsite restaurants, a whiskey bar, a rooftop retreat, a spa and fitness facility, and 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space that did not exist prior to its renovation.

"The Watergate is undoubtedly one of the most glamorous and illustrious hotels in the world," said Rakel Cohen, director of design and development at Euro Capital Properties. "We have paid meticulous attention to every detail in its renovation. With luxurious amenities and exceptional service in tandem with the sophisticated aesthetic, we are excited to bring our vision to life and make this a truly spectacular property. Its intrigue is driven by evocative design, from the retro feel that we have infused to the mystique that lies behind every curve of the hotel's architecture."