Sleep in a clear igloo with a sprawling view of the Washington, D.C., skyline.
Igloo tents have been a popular way to enjoy the outdoors in the chilly weather around D.C. The clear or white domed tents are placed in courtyards and plazas so visitors can enjoy a little outdoors without worrying about the rain or cold.
Now, the Watergate Hotel is taking igloos to a new level: the roof.
The "Glamping with the Stars" experience includes a night in the hotel's rooftop Glamping Globe, along with a curated dining and stargazing experience.
Unfortunately, glamping doesn’t come cheap. One night in the globe for two will run you $3,000. Your glamping experience includes one night in the globe, plus access to a suite on the top floor should you wish to sleep inside. After check-in, enjoy cocktails and light bites at your VIP table at Top of the Gate, the hotel’s rooftop lounge.
Glamping globe, courtesy of the Watergate Hotel Instagram
After the sun goes down, its time for your stargazing experience. The hotel will provide you with a telescope and stargazing guide. Pick your favorite star and give it a name. A map of the evening's constellations and a naming certificate will be sent to your home. When you’re finished, roast marshmallows before you head to the globe for the night.
Lay down on your fresh sheets dotted with eucalyptus oils, and enjoy the night views of Foggy Bottom landmarks, including the Kennedy Center and the Francis Scott Key Memorial Bridge. A nighttime "secret service" butler will be on call for your overnight needs, and you’ll greet the morning with a sunrise breakfast on the roof.
To book the glamping globe experience, visit the Watergate Hotel site. Occupancy is restricted to two guests, and quiet hours will be enforced from midnight to 7:30 a.m.
Can’t fork over the $3,000? The hotel has mini igloos downstairs at The Next Whisky Bar.
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