Los Angeles, California: Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Serviced residences brand AKA will this fall bring its fully furnished, high-design suites to Los Angeles, for stays of 30 days or more. AKA Beverly Hills, located at 155 North Crescent Drive at Wilshire Boulevard, will cater to celebrities, upscale consumers and affluent international travelers for extended stays in Beverly Hills. Only a few blocks from Rodeo Drive, AKA Beverly Hills will offer easy access to some of the West Coast’s most exclusive shopping.
“AKA Beverly Hills will be a study in contemporary living,” said Larry Korman, co-CEO with brother Brad Korman. “As the luxury leader in serviced residences, we look for properties in world-class cities. Expanding to Los Angeles was the logical, next step, and the Beverly Hills property was the perfect addition to our expanding portfolio.”
New York Architects Asfour Guzy and LA-based Koning Eizenberg are transforming an existing rental building into 88 fully furnished one- and two-bedroom suites and townhouses—a first for AKA—ranging in size from 850 to 1,810 square feet. Pamela Burton & Company Landscape Architects, in conjunction with Oculus Light Studio, AKA, is creating a landscaped residents-only elevated terrace with a view of the Hollywood sign. AKA Beverly Hills will feature a fitness center as well as other AKA signature services and amenities and will announce a culinary partner later this year.
In October, Brad and Larry’s father Steve Korman will cross the Atlantic to open AKA West End in London’s Marleybone, bringing the brand to nine properties: New York (4), Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Arlington, VA, Los Angeles and London. The Kormans plan to add six-to-ten properties over the next three-to-five years.
AKA prides itself on space and anonymity with its luxury accommodation. AKA suites offer full en-suite kitchens and separate living rooms, customized services and hotel amenities, attracting clients in the entertainment business.
For more top suites in the City of Angels, see the Elite Traveler Guide to Los Angeles