AKA is an innovative brand of luxury serviced residences catering to entertainment industry insiders, executive business travelers, international travelers and locals seeking temporary accommodation.
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, 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.
Opening Date: January 2012
Minimum Length of Stay: Seven nights
Architect: Koning Eizenberg
Interior Designer: Asfour Guzy Architects
Landscape Architect: Pamela Burton and Company
Design Aesthetic: AKA Beverly Hills has partnered with innovative designers in order to provide a truly luxurious experience in the heart of Beverly Hills. The sophisticated yet minimalistic aesthetic is complemented by a warm and genuine atmosphere. AKA Beverly Hills’ design is artful but also in tune with the relaxed vibe for which Southern California is renown. AKA’s sleek Beverly Hills residences feature custom-designed contemporary furnishings, fireplaces, and private balconies from which to take in views of Griffith Park and the iconic Hollywood sign. When designing AKA Beverly Hills, Koning Eizenberg incorporated touches with the environment in mind. The arrival sequence was completely redesigned as a shared surface for both cars and pedestrians in order to reduce the impact of cars and enhance the pedestrian experience. This area also features innovative Living Walls designed by Pamela Burton & Co with plantings to soften the threshold between interior and exterior, while requiring minimal irrigation. The bold living walls contain 3,300 living and growing plants in over 200 modules. The pattern is organic and free flowing, adding color, shape and texture making an average garage entrance literally come to life.
Accommodations: AKA Beverly Hills boasts 88 contemporary and spacious one- and two-bedroom furnished residences and Penthouse Suites, including twelve one- and two-bedroom townhomes with direct access to Crescent Drive. Residences range from 815 to 1,810 square feet.
Location: This premier location in the heart of Beverly Hills is within the well-known Golden Triangle providing convenient walking access to the boutiques on world-famous Rodeo Drive, Via Rodeo, and Robertson Boulevard. Also, nearby is an extraordinary selection of dining options and the iconic Canon Drive, a perfect place to stroll and take in the local culture. AKA Beverly Hills is also located near conveniences like Whole Foods, as well as many rich art and cultural attractions to experience.
a.cinema:a.cinema is an intimate 20-seat screening room offered complimentary to residents. AKA residents can sink into a.cinema’s oversized leather reclining seats and watch a film of their choice on AKA’s deluxe screen. a.cinema is also equipped with a DLP Cinema Projector, surround sound throughout, and Blue Ray, DVD, CD, and TV capabilities.
Residents may reserve a.cinema for screenings and can choose from AKA’s film selection, which is inspired by the locale, or watch a film of their own. Additionally, a.cinema hosts weekly screenings for residents, chosen from resident requests as well as a carefully curated selection of films that is artistic, meaningful and intriguing.
Theatre Capacity – 20
Seating – Leather Recliner, staggered heights
Theatre Size – 16′ X 27′ Square Feet Approx 432 sq/ft
Screen Size – Stewart Filmscreen Luxus Deluxe 138″ diagonal, 2.35:1 Aspect ratios, 1.25 gain (127″ x 53″ screen size)
Aspect Ratios – Widescreen 2.35:1 High Definition on 16:9
Standard Definition on 4:3
a.terrace is AKA’s private, residents-only terrace lounge, designed by Internationally recognized Pamela Burton & Company Landscape Architects, in conjunction with Oculus Light Studio. Surrounded by palm trees, AKA residents can sunbathe during the day and lounge by the cozy outdoor fire pits with a cocktail in the evening, while taking in magnificent views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills, including the iconic Hollywood sign. The expansive terrace measures 5,000 square feet.
AKA Beverly Hills’ 750 square-foot fitness center features state-of-the-art Technogym equipment including elliptical, treadmills, FTS Glide, cycles, and a weight training area. Open to residents 24 hours, seven days a week, a.fitness also features a flex space for yoga, meditation or stretching.
Meetings / Business Center:
AKA Beverly Hills offers a complimentary business center with Mac work stations, laser printing, and copy/fax services, as well as complimentary use of the executive board room which includes seating for 8 and a conference phone.
Pet Policy and Amenities: AKA Beverly Hills accepts pets up to 25 lbs., for a pet fee of $200/week or $500/month for a 1-bedroom townhome, or $750/month for a 2-bedroom townhome.
Services: Services at-a-glance include:
- 24-hour resident services team
- Doorman and dedicated concierge services
- Private, secured parking for all residents and visitors
- Meticulous housekeeping service
- Complimentary use of exclusive AKA bicycles
- Complimentary Tesla house car and Tesla charging stations
- In-suite dining by Wolfgang Puck’s legendary Spago
- Preferred seating and private access to Spago
- Residents-only terrace lounge
- Private screening room
- On-site management and maintenance
- Complimentary WiFi
- Complimentary local telephone service
- State-of-the-art fitness center
- Complimentary business center
- Complimentary use of executive board room with conference phone
Amenities: AKA Beverly Hills amenities include:
- Private balconies in most residences
- Newly-redesigned top-floor Penthouse Residences with hardwood floors and Juliet balconies in all master bedrooms
- Fully equipped kitchens and a dining area featuring stainless steel appliances and granite countertops
- Cozy living room fireplace
- Luxurious Bulgari bath amenities
- Flat screen LED televisions in living rooms and bedrooms
- Premium cable offering
- In-suite washers and dryers
- iPod docking station in-suite
- Expansive walk-in closets
- Spacious bathrooms with double vanities and separate shower and bath in master bedroom
Dining Options: AKA joined forces with the iconic Spago, to provide a true fine dining in-suite experience to residents. Each AKA suite includes an exclusive menu featuring specialty dishes from Wolfgang Puck’s legendary flagship restaurant, in addition to a rotating list of daily specialty entrees created by the master chef, that residents can enjoy in the comfort of their own fully-equipped kitchen. Residents also have preferred seating status at Spago, including access through the restaurant’s VIP secret entrance.
LIVE IT!: The AKA motto is: “Don’t just visit, live it!” This bold statement led to the creation of LIVE IT!, a lifestyle program that caters to the needs of long-stay guests with life-enriching opportunities while away from home for extended periods of time. The property’s LIVE IT! program provides residents with unique opportunities to enjoy new experiences, learn new skills and develop new talents while residing in Los Angeles. Experiences include a private helicopter ride to Napa for wine tasting and dinner, surf lessons in Santa Monica, horseback-riding through the Hollywood Hills, wine tasting in Malibu, sound healing therapy courses, Physique 57 barre workouts, and denim customization.
Address: 155 N. Crescent Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90210
General Manager: Noel Hernandez
Starting Rate: Rates begin at $457.00 USD/night, for a seven-night stay in a one-bedroom residence. Rates vary depending on length of stay.
Parking: Valet or self-parking is available on property for residents at a rate of $200/week or $750/month