Now You Can Glamp in a Rooftop Dome at the Watergate Hotel
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Now You Can Glamp in a Rooftop Dome at the Watergate Hotel

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By Jen Woo
Dressed in a ’60s aesthetic, this geodesic dome offers a night under the stars and VIP service.

Originally opened in 1967, the infamous Watergate Hotel closed for a six-year, $125 million renovation before welcoming guests again in June 2016. Reclaiming its buzz-worthy stature, the storied hotel was rebuilt with an additional 85 guest rooms, 17,000 square feet of meeting space, and a rooftop bar. Now, the hotel once again has tongues wagging with its newest addition—a deluxe, transparent, geodesic globe on the rooftop. 

Sleep under the stars in a plush, queen-sized bed, while also enjoying all the creature comforts of a private, top-floor suite. 

Sleep under the stars in a plush, queen-sized bed, while also enjoying all the creature comforts of a private, top-floor suite. 

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"It’s one of the most iconic hotels in the world, one of the most famous in America," says Rebecca Martin, CEO and cofounder of Terra Glamping, the event production company behind the experience. "And for me, personally, I lived about three blocks from there when I had my first apartment after college. So this is my old neighborhood." 

Dubbed "Urban Glamping with the Stars," the experience is meant to meld midcentury and glam elements, the 12-foot dome harkening back to the 1960s with a crystal sputnik chandelier; a plush, velvet bed with a gold frame; a lucite butler tray; and a patterned area rug.

In a nod to the 1960s, a blush palette and gold accents permeate the dome.

In a nod to the 1960s, a blush palette and gold accents permeate the dome.

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B&B Italia Siena Bed
B&B Italia Siena Bed
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Robert Abbey Meurice Rectangular Chandelier
Robert Abbey Meurice Rectangular Chandelier
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Chandra Contemporary Cotton Cord Pouf
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The $3,000 package also includes an all-night "secret service" butler, late-night marshmallows, a special turndown service with eucalyptus essential oil, and exclusive access to a VIP table at Top of the Gate with a moonlight round of cocktails. Guests are also equipped with a telescope with which to peer into the night sky, and a star-naming certificate.

When you want to take a break from the elements, pop into the included top-floor, in-house suite to refresh.

"It’s the perfect venue to glamp under the stars—you can see the city, stars and moon, and experience this whole terrific visual," says Martin.

Take in panoramas of the city right from bed. 

Take in panoramas of the city right from bed.