AKA Beverly HillsLEFAIR
The AKA motto is: Don’t just visit, live it!” This innovative luxury serviced residence is a temporary home to many entertainment industry insiders, executive business travelers, and international tourists seeking high-end condominium-like accommodations, specializing in stays of seven nights or longer. It is a hybrid between a hotel and a luxury residence, providing guests with hotel-like amenities, but giving them the space, anonymity and personalization of a private home. Based on the destination, each AKA property has a different length of stay requirements. With 88 contemporary and spacious one and two bedroom residences including penthouse suites, there’s a space for everyone.
These spectacular interiors are featured in LEFAIR Magazine’s upcoming issue launching August 24th in our shoot with entertainment industry professional, producer and author, Jamee Natella. AKA Beverly Hills was an ideal location for this particular shoot due to its flawless natural lighting and spacious suites. Natella mentioned during the shoot that, as a producer, she is often looking for temporary residences to recommend to clients.
Exterior architect Koning Eizenberg also incorporated touches with the environment in mind. Both cars and pedestrians were the focus as this arrival sequence was completely redesigned to create a shared surface to reduce the impact of cars and enhance pedestrians experiences. The landscape design done by Pamela Burton & Company designed Living Walls which feature plantings that soften the threshold between interior and exterior and also require very minimal irrigation. These walls contain over 3,300 live and growing plants in over 200 modules. These free-flowing plants add color, texture, and shape to turn an ordinary garage entrance into a space with more burst of life.
One of the most significant aspects of AKA Beverly Hills is its convenience. Located at Crescent Drive and Wilshire Boulevard, AKA Beverly Hills’ premier location is in the well-known Golden Triangle of Los Angeles within walking distance of Rodeo Drive, Via Rodeo and Robertson Boulevard. Everything guests may need is at their fingertips— from a fresh pair of Gucci kicks around the corner to pots and pans in the fully equipped kitchens for a home-cooked meal. Of course, AKA has a relationship with the iconic Spago, celebrity chef, Wolfgang Puck’s sleek Beverly Hills Bistro, to provide a true fine dining in-suite experience for AKA residents. Each AKA suite includes an exclusive menu featuring locally sourced Californian cuisine from Creamy Parmesan Polenta with Sage and Olive Tapenade or Steamed Casco Bay Cod “Hong Kong” Style with Bok Choy, Lotus Root, Sweet Soy and Jasmine Rice, that residents can enjoy in the comfort of their own fully-equipped kitchen.
Built on a sound foundation of family values over a century ago and through four generations, Korman Communities carry forward a name synonymous with integrity, market innovation and proven performance in the real estate development and investment areas. Throughout the years they have built more than 30,000 single family homes and over 10,000 apartments and extended stay accommodations. AKA caters to the likes of celebrities as well as upscale consumers and affluent international travelers who have come to depend on the growing and visionary brand for a home away from home. With AKA, Korman has taken his family’s vision of residential excellence and innovation to its definitive expression. Their number one goal is to consistently exceed residents expectations with excellence in presentation, cleanliness, service, comfort and value. At AKA Beverly Hills you’ll be provided with above and beyond service and experience.
Complimentary to residents is a.cinema, an intimate 20 seat screening room equipped with reclining leather seats to watch a film of their choice on AKA’s deluxe
cinema screen. Residents can reserve the cinema for their own screenings or can choose from AKA’s film selection inspired by the locale. Surrounded by palm trees in all directions, residents can spend their days sunbathing on AKA’s private residents only terrace lounge, a.terrace, and their nights sitting fireside with a cocktail in hand. This space was also designed by Pamela Burton & Company Landscape and Oculus Light Studio and offers magnificent outdoor views of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills. Residents also have access to AKA Beverly Hills 750 square foot fitness center a.fitness, which is open 24/7. This state of the art gym offers Technogym equipment such as treadmills, elliptical, FTS Glide, cycles, and a weight training area. a.fitness also features a flex space for yoga, meditation or stretching.
President of AKA brand, Larry Korman created “LIVE IT!” to encourage people who thirst for new experiences to pursue their ambitions and dreams. This program caters to the needs of long-stay guests with life enriching opportunities while away from home. “The AKA LIVE IT! program is about encouraging people to follow their dreams, whether to learn a musical instrument or to get fit,” said Korman. “At AKA, where stays are often a month or longer, our guests have the unique luxury of extended time to fulfill their goals.” AKA Beverly Hills just debuted two new additions to its ever-popular LIVE IT! Program: personalized styling with stylist-to-the-stars, Erin Walsh, and deluxe SoCal fitness adventures with Gentry Jackson. These newest offerings are aimed at enriching the long-stay resident experience and wholly embody all that Southern California has to offer.
AKA Beverly Hills’ LIVE IT! program provides residents with unique opportunities to enjoy new experiences, learn new skills and develop new talents while residing in Los Angeles. AKA Beverly Hills’ current lineup of offerings includes a private Helicopter day-trip to Napa, surf lessons in Malibu with Sergio Peñaloza and horseback riding through Griffith Park, among others
Personal Celebrity Styling with Erin Walsh
Residents who admire the glitz, glamour and style of Hollywood’s brightest stars will have the opportunity to meet with celebrity stylist Erin Walsh to curate a brand new wardrobe fit for the red carpet. Walsh’s distinguished career began in the fashion department at Vogue. Today, she dresses A-listers including, Kerry Washington, Jake Gyllenhaal, Zachary Quinto, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lily Aldridge, Thandie Newton, Alison Brie and Maggie Gyllenhaal, among many others. Her consulting work spans from brands including Hugo Boss, New York and Co, Stewart Weitzman, Tory Burch, Neutrogena, and John Frieda. Ranging from $1,800 for a half-day experience and $3,600 for a full-day experience, this ultra-luxe offering available exclusively at AKA Beverly Hills includes:
- Personal Shopping Spree: Walsh will schedule a one-on-one consultation to understand each resident’s specific style and vision for their wardrobe, and personally escort them on a luxurious private shopping spree along the iconic Rodeo Drive, which is just steps from the property.
- Custom Styling Session: Walsh will show residents how to dress – and feel – like a star, with a custom styling session in-suite at AKA Beverly Hills, utilizing items already in their closet, or newly-purchased.
Deluxe Fitness Adventures with Gentry Jackson
Gentry Jackson’s unique experiences are an aspirational bridge to an extraordinary way of living, with offerings such as rock climbing by the beach, hiking in the hills, and more. The exclusive fitness offerings include (rates vary per activity):
- Rock Climbing in Malibu or Joshua Tree: Residents of any level can take part in rock climbing sessions with choices in Malibu or Joshua Tree, two of California’s most iconic settings, led by the Gentry Jackson coaching team.
- Stairway to the Stars: Also led by a personal fitness expert, this hike winds up a series of “secret” stairs and trails and arrives right at the doorstep of Griffith Observatory. From there, residents will continue onward and upward to one of the best panoramic views in Los Angeles.
- Personal Training, Mobility and Restorative Sessions: Gentry Jackson and their fitness arm, The Grind, exist to inspire passion and purpose through adventure and fitness. For 60 minutes, the program will challenge perceptions of the natural world and your place within it. Sessions are accessible to everyone and flexible enough to accommodate all ages and fitness levels.
For more info or reservations, please visit STAYAKA.COM