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Trisha Davis
Ballantines PR
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AKA West Hollywood Joins Celebrated Retail Destinations Fred Segal and KITH, as well as Tesse and Rumble Boxing, Bringing Quintessential California Living to the Iconic Sunset Strip

LOS ANGELES, CA – AKA, the international brand synonymous with long stay luxury living located at coveted addresses in world-class cities, announced today the completion of AKA West Hollywood’s signature amenity spaces, bringing its fully furnished and exquisitely designed suite living on the Sunset Strip to its full expression. Located at 8500 Sunset Boulevard, at the storied intersection of La Cienega and Sunset boulevards, the property joins AKA Beverly Hills on the California Coast, which specializes in accommodations for local home renovators and a celebrity clientele, and features exclusive in-suite dining provided by the adjacent Spago.

Catering to entertainment industry insiders and a discerning clientele, AKA West Hollywood features 110 beautifully appointed furnished serviced residences, some bi-level, available for long-term stays of 31 days or more. The eight-story tower was co-designed by the Los Angeles-based studios of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill [SOM] and Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects [LOHA]. The sophisticated accommodations are comprised of spacious one- and two-bedroom suites, in addition to luxurious Penthouse Residences on the 8th floor, featuring endless views from Downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean. 

“We are thrilled to introduce our distinctly unique residential brand offering to the legendary Sunset Strip and City of West Hollywood,” said Larry Korman, President of AKA and co-CEO of Korman Communities. “AKA West Hollywood’s contemporary design and intuitive resident services team are complemented by outstanding services tailored to suit the needs of sophisticated residents seeking the highest quality long-stay experience.”
Residents of AKA West Hollywood will be immersed in quintessential California living through its open-air retail plaza featuring the flagships from retail destinations Fred Segal and KITH. On the culinary side, Tesse Restaurant, led by acclaimed chefs Raphael Francois and Sally Camacho, offers its European-inspired menu to residents of AKA West Hollywood via an exclusive in-suite dining menu. Residents may also order from Boutellier’s curated selection of hard-to-find wines through the wine shop’s exclusive, on-demand “Suite Sommelier”. Fitness enthusiasts staying at AKA West Hollywood can head to Rumble Boxing, the latest evolution of group-inspired boxing classes, where residents of AKA receive exclusive perks on classes.

Expansive residences ranging from 700 to 1,800 square feet feature floor-to-ceiling windows that draw in an abundance of natural sunlight, custom walk-in closets, marble-clad bathrooms, private balconies, and bespoke furniture sourced directly from Italy. Made-to-order furnishings from some of the most celebrated Italian designers including Piero Lissoni and LEMA are found throughout the property, as well as custom stonework by Italy’s Salvatori, creating a minimalist yet well-appointed aesthetic. Credenzas are finished in either matte or glossy lacquers, and all leather chairs were cut by hand in Italy. Modern touches include concrete ceilings and matte black FLOS string light cone pendant lighting. Suites also offer fully appointed gourmet kitchens with white lacquer cabinetry and concealed appliances. Original black and white artwork by artist Austin Kerr and photography by Jan Almquist complement the sleek design. Sumptuous linens by Sferra, weekly housekeeping, washers/dryers in-suite, and complimentary WiFi ensure residents are comfortable in their AKA home away from home.

AKA’s outstanding signature amenities are offered, including a 24/7 dedicated resident services team committed to enhancing each resident experience. The resident services team is also available via AKA’s mobile texting program Alice. Complimentary amenities include a.lounge+terrace, AKA’s first-ever elixir bar serving health-conscious beverages; a private, residents-only resort-style pool overlooking all of Los Angeles; a 24-hour Technogym fitness center by designer Antonio Citterio; a.cinema, AKA’s signature intimate screening room available on-demand; sleek custom bicycles by Republic Bike; TESLA Model X house car; as well as on-site indoor parking.

The East Tower, also located at 8500 Sunset Boulevard, features 80 luxury apartment residences available for annual leasing. Residents may choose from one- or two-bedroom apartments, or spectacular dual-level penthouses featuring private outdoor terraces and breathtaking views of Los Angeles.  East Tower Residents have access to all of AKA’s signature amenities.

The property is located in the heart of West Hollywood’s vibrant culture scene, just steps from the city’s most notable restaurants, high-end shopping, eclectic music venues, swanky art galleries, exclusive clubs and more. The site of AKA West Hollywood was once the location of Dean Martin’s Dino’s Lodge, which was featured in the opening segment of the LA-based private eye series from the 1950s, “77 Sunset Strip.” While a “77 Sunset Strip” dedication still remains on the sidewalk by the entrance of the property which was once the entrance of Dino’s Lodge, AKA West Hollywood also commemorates this iconic moment in Sunset Strip history through an original piece of artwork in the lounge.

AKA, a division of the multi-dimensional real estate company Korman Communities, continues to re-envision long-stay furnished lodging for those in search of a luxuriously turnkey residential oasis. AKA’s brand values, centered on perfecting the resident experience, are rooted in four generations of Korman real estate acumen. Built on a sound foundation of family values laid a century ago, Korman Communities today represents creativity, integrity, market savvy, and proven performance in the real estate and investment arenas. Throughout its history, Korman family members have built more than 30,000 single-family homes, 10,000 apartments and 2 million square feet of retail and office space.

For more information, visit please www.stayaka.com or call 310.626.0888.

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About AKA
AKA, a division of Korman Communities, is an innovative portfolio of luxury serviced residences in prestigious metropolitan locations, including New York City (AKA Central Park, AKA United Nations, AKA Sutton Place, AKA Times Square and AKA Wall Street), Philadelphia (AKA Rittenhouse and AKA University City), Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Washington, D.C. and London. Across the brand, architecturally inspired, spacious accommodations offer the privacy of a luxury residence integrated with hotel-style services and amenities. While each property is unique and has distinct resident offerings, all feature AKA brand standards and amenities, such as exclusive lounges, eateries, a.fitness workout centers outfitted with TechnoGym equipment, business centers, complimentary meetings spaces, complimentary high-speed Internet access in suites and throughout the properties, en-suite dining, 24-hour front desk assistance and dedicated doormen. In addition, residents at most of AKA’s properties can enjoy a.cinema, AKA’s intimate screening room. All suites include fully accessorized kitchens; contemporary furnishings; luxurious bathrooms; a.sleep, AKA’s custom Italian bedding; meticulous housekeeping; premium cable; HBO, and complimentary local phone calls. Select penthouse suites have Apple TV. AKA created the first outdoor bedroom (at AKA Central Park) and the first mobile suite (at AKA Beverly Hills) and carries a.vod and a.vin, AKA’s branded vodka and wine. The length of stay at AKA varies depending on the regulations in each destination. www.stayaka.com

About Korman Communities
Korman Communities, has two residential real estate brands: AKA and AVE. AVE, Korman’s contemporary apartment communities, feature both elegantly furnished apartments and unfurnished apartments with hotel-quality services and amenities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and California. The four-generation firm has constructed more than 30,000 single family homes, 12,000 apartments and townhouses, as well as 2 million square feet of industrial and commercial space. Korman Communities is a fully integrated real estate company with development, management and financial capabilities operating throughout the eastern United States. www.kormancommunities.com