AKA Beverly Hills, located at 155 North Crescent Drive at Wilshire Boulevard, will cater to celebrities, upscale consumers and affluent international travelers who have come to depend on the growing and visionary brand for a home away from home. Being only a few of blocks from Rodeo Drive, residents will have access to some of the most upscale shopping venues on the West Coast.
“AKA Beverly Hills will be a study in contemporary living,” said Larry Korman, co-CEO with brother Brad Korman. LA-based Koning Eizenberg alongside Asfour Guzy Architects, are transforming an existing rental building into 88 stylish and fully furnished one- and two-bedroom suites and townhouses, a first for AKA, ranging in size from 850 to 1,810 square feet. Internationally recognized Pamela Burton & Company Landscape Architects, in conjunction with Oculus Light Studio and AKA, is creating a very special landscaped residences-only elevated terrace with a view of the famed 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.
“As the luxury leader in serviced residences, we look for properties in world-class cities,” said Larry Korman.“Expanding to Los Angeles was the logical, next step, and the Beverly Hills property was perfect addition to our expanding portfolio.” Later this summer the Korman patriarch, Steve, will cross the Atlantic to open AKA West End in London's posh Marleybone, bringing the brand to nine properties: New York (4), Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Arlington, VA, Los Angeles and London. The ambitious Kormans plan to add six-to-ten properties over the next three-to-five years.
When a traditional hotel isn't the answer, AKA provides the luxury of space and anonymity. Sprawling suites with full en-suite kitchens and separate living rooms, customized services and hotel-infused amenities are some of the reasons why clients, including many in the entertainment business, are loyal to the brand.
Rates at AKA Beverly Hills will start at approximately $400 per night for suites and $600 per night for penthouse accommodations, all with a minimum 30-day length-of-stay. For more information, visit www.stayaka.com.