Watergate Hotel Room to Be Redesigned, Reflect Infamous Past

A Washington, D.C. hotel room will be redesigned with furnishings and amenities that showcase its scandalous history. 

The Watergate Hotel's Room 214 will soon reflect its place in the eponymous scandal, which marked its 45th anniversary on June 17, WTOP-FM reported.

The hotel says it's hired ABC's "Scandal'' costume designer Lyn Paolo to create what it says are a one-of-a-kind guest accommodations. The announcement didn't give much detail about Room 214's makeover, how guests could request it or if it'll have a higher nightly rate.

In 1972, E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy kept contact via radio from Room 214 with burglars who broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office building next door to the hotel. It ultimately led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

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