In June 2016, the Watergate Hotel reopened after approximately 10 years closed with a $200 million renovation. Despite the opened doors, the Argentta has remained closed. The Argentta is a space in the hotel that features a spa, wellness center, and pool—and it’s now finally open.
The $3.5 million space, named after the Italian word for silver, is meant to pay homage to the hotel’s original architect, Luigi Moretti. Located below the lobby level, the 10,500-square-foot spa features an indoor pool with mosaic tiles and genuine silver flecks. The pool is open year-round for guests.
The spa also offers sauna rooms, six personal treatment suites, and one duet suite. There is also a unisex sauna, nail salon, and whirlpool. In the "relaxation area" of Argentta, guests can enjoy complimentary macarons and prosecco.
There is also a cardio and strength machine area, known as "Technogym." The area’s calling card refers to how all machines use touch screen technology and are wirelessly compatible with cell phones and other hand-held devices.
When it comes to offerings, Argentta boasts 60-, 90-, and 120-minute treatments as well as "express treatments" that span 30 minutes or less. One treatment, called "The Strengthening Facial," lasts 120 minutes with highly moisturizing and firming strengthening facial that uses the healing qualities of liquid silver to dramatically improve the skin’s elasticity.
The three skin and body care lines on the property are Cellcosmet + Cellmen, Red Flower, and Caudalie.
Spa services range from $160 for a 60-minute service to $400 for a 120-minute service.