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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. 

The 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 and London. 

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, Pennsylvania. 

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. 

The AKA 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. .