• Spectacular NEW Lounge at AKA Times Square

    Spectacular NEW Lounge at AKA Times Square

    New bi-level lounge with terrace deck, designed by Piero Lissoni, is here!

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New York Times 

The New York Times

In Transit

A Guide to Intelligent Travel


May 29, 2011


Two New York Hotels Allow You to Sleep Under the Stars


By Elaine Glusac


The outdoor bedroom at AKA Central Park


In years past, hotel rooms offering outdoor showers in Manhattan were all the rage. This year, the latest in urban en plein air living is the outdoor bedroom.


This month the AKA Central Park in New York began allowing guests who book the penthouse on the 17th floor of the 134-room hotel to request that staff members move the bed onto the terrace before a wood-burning fireplace. A night in the suite, which features one indoor bedroom, costs $3,000 and includes a bottle of Champagne or vodka, chocolate-covered strawberries and the use of flashlights, an e-reader and a telescope for stargazing.

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