If this past year taught the tourism industry anything, it’s that extended stays and working from your hotel are here for the long run.
Perfectly positioned for this travel trend is AKA (@stayaka), a company with a treasure trove of luxe hotel residences—from London to New York to Los Angeles—conceptualized for longer stays, whether that’s for a week, month, or more.
AKA Central Park sits in Midtown, where shopping-heavy 5th Avenue and buzzy streets oozing New York energy meet the calming greenery of Manhattan’s most famous green space.
Inside, AKA suites sport spacious blueprints; sophisticated furnishings and finishes, including custom Italian bedding and foyers dressed in St. Laurent stone flooring; full kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, as well as dining and living areas; and work-friendly tables. Additionally, many come with balconies, the perfect place to break for fresh air and a city view between scheduled Zoom calls.
Those looking for an extra-luxe experience should book one of the property’s two Sky Suites. They offer nearly 1,500 sqft. of 17th-floor penthouse space, including a wraparound terrace that features a metal-clad wood-burning fireplace and stunning three-direction views.
Not only has the brand mastered the art of accommodating longtime stays with well-thought-out design, but also through its bevy of services intentioned to make guests feel right at home: Same-day valet dry cleaning, on-site laundry service, readily available mac stations, and laser printing are just a few of many perks.
Need to get a workout in? Or, perhaps, maybe a private late-night movie? AKA Central Park offers a.fitness—a TechnoGym-equipped workout facility—as well as a.cinema—an intimate 11-seat screening room. Other AKA NYC locations include AKA Times Square—in addition to a Piero Lissoni-designed business lounge, the property hosts a newly-renovated rooftop terrace with outdoor sofas for lounging—as well as AKA Sutton Place—which boasts personal wine lockers and a spa-like indoor 55-foot heated swimming pool for both laps and lounging.