Renovations underway at DC's Watergate Hotel

Washington's historic Watergate Hotel will soon be open again after a $125 million renovation, and local dignitaries were on hand for a ceremony as construction drew to a close.

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser was among those in attendance at a "topping off" ceremony Thursday at the hotel's new grand ballroom. The event featured access to the hotel's new 12th-floor rooftop, which offers panoramic views of the Potomac River.

The Watergate Hotel is scheduled to reopen this summer. It's been closed for 12 years.

The Watergate complex is best-known as the site of a 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and subsequent cover-up that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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