AKA Hotel Residences Extend Luxury
by James Rothaar
The AKA Hotel Residences is an extended-stay luxury hotel
franchise that is growing in popularity with prominent world travelers.
accommodations provide guests with the creature comforts of a permanent
residence and the amenities of a high-end hotel in one package. The concept
that began in New York City is expanding with new hotel openings in Los Angeles
The hotels predominantly feature fully furnished one-and
two-bedroom suites that are designed for extended stays. There are four AKA hotels
in NYC, with locations in Central Park, Times Square, Sutton Place, and near
the United Nations headquarters. Additional destinations include White Plains,
New York, Washington, D.C., Arlington, Virginia, and Philadelphia,
While the accommodations at all the locations are lavish
throughout, the number of guest suites per hotel is relatively small and
boutique-like. The Central Park hotel has 134 suites, in a 17-story
building, and the Time Square building has a total of 105 guestrooms. Each
of the hotels is centrally located and offers excellent proximity to the prime
spots of the communities.
The AKA Central Park is nearby NYC’s most popular
shopping and arts and culture venues. Bergdorf Goodman, the, Apple store,
Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and FAO Schwarz are within
walking distance. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the MOMA, and the Guggenheim
are among the notable museums of the community.
The Philadelphia hotel,
AKA Rittenhouse Square, is surrounded by some of the city’s finest restaurants,
such as Rouge, the Parc, and Smith & Wollensky. It also is within walking
distance of the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts. Its own onsite restaurant,
the a.kitchen, is an acclaimed eatery in the Greater Philadelphia area.
Hotel Residences is a division of Korman Communities, a company that has built
more than 30,000 single-family residences, 12,000 apartments and townhouses,
and more than six million square feet of commercial real estate in its history.
For more information, visit HotelAKA.com.