Head to the Watergate Hotel in Our Nation’s Capital for a Luxury Winter Stay-cation

After all the decorating, parties, visiting and general chaos of the holidays, sometimes it feels like you need a vacation by the time January rolls around. Fortunately, there is an amazing stay-cation destination right in our backyard. The Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. is a five-star historic luxury hotel that is the perfect winter getaway. With ice skating, eclectic dining and room service, heated outdoor igloos, and a full-service spa and pool, the Watergate is is a winter wonderland.

The Watergate Hotel hosts a one-of-a-kind rooftop skating rink along with heated outdoor igloos in Top of the Skate on Top of the Gate. Couples and families alike can enjoy the hotel’s signature rooftop bar called Top of the Gate. Top of the Skate is a one-of-a-kind synthetic ice rink with amazing views of our nation’s capital including the Potomac. Along with skating, you can enjoy a special menu with seasonal offerings and treats such as hotel pretzels, sausage and peppers, apple cider doughnuts, s’mores, spiked hot chocolate, Kentucky apple cider, mulled wine, mango Moscow mules and more. The hours of operation are Wednesday to Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m. You can rent skates for $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.  

When you’re finished skating and want to chill out, you can enjoy a heated outdoor igloo. These 12-foot heated igloos are located on the outdoor terrace of The Next Whisky Bar. Make sure you call ahead, though, because they are only available by reservation for parties of two to eight people, with prices starting at $200 for each igloo.

This year, the Watergate has outdone itself with new igloo experiences for you to enjoy:

  • Igloo Bites including crab fritters, sourdough grilled cheese, spicy pork and veal meatballs, Binchotan grilled lamb ribs, pumpkin bread pudding and more.

  • Three-Course Dessert Tasting Menu plus pairing of your chose (wine, cordial or tea) with dishes like vanilla crème brûlée, chocolate truffle cake, etc.

  • Cocktail Kits including an old-fashioned kit with a bottle of bourbon, rye whiskey, rum or tequila with four to six large diamond-shaped ice cubes, handcrafted old fashioned syrup bottled mixture, house brandied cherry container, fresh peeled orange, lemon swathes and more.  

  • Whisky Warm-Up Flights curated by experts from The Next Whisky Bar.

  • Signature tea menu including new limited offerings like a traditional Moroccan tea service.

  • Global treats such as raclette or fondue.  

You can spend the day enjoying all that Washington D.C. has to offer and then return to luxury. The Kingbird restaurant has exquisite dining service that makes even the most discerning vacationer feel like royalty. And for the American Girl fan in your family, you can even plan a special stay in the Rose Suite with time to enjoy the Grand Hotel set, dolls, outfits and accessories.

Also, new this season is the Hot Toddy Cart at the Watergate Hotel which is available daily from 4 to 10 p.m. Guests can order different hot toddies from the cart including a French Hot Toddy, London Hot Toddy, Kentucky Hot Toddy, Scottish Hot Toddy, Mexico Hot Toddy or a Ron Zacapa starting at $14. Sounds like a great way to keep warm after sightseeing or ice skating!

A stay-cation is not complete with some downtime at the Argentta Spa. Indulge yourself in the most innovative treatments and glamourous services. Argentta includes the hotel’s original indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, state-of-the-art gym, barre studio, a unisex steam room and a nail salon. You can start the year off right with a little bit of self-care. In the theme of wellness and treating yourself right, don’t forget to book your next stay at the Watergate Hotel for some fun, relaxation and a bit of winter magic.

For more information, visit TheWatergateHotel.com or call 1.855.256.3966.