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AKA Unveils Exclusive Resident Lounge Offering A Private Hideaway Above Times Square
Bi-level Sky-View Space is Piero Lissoni’s First Complete NYC Project
By: AKA - Times Square
NEW YORK – April 16, 2014 – AKA (http://stayaka.com/)
The striking 3,000 square foot bi-level penthouse lounge, available exclusively to residents, was designed by renowned international designer and architect Piero Lissoni and his U.S. design firm, BY Lissoni (http://www.lissoniassociati.com/)
a.lounge is an urban oasis integrating modern design with the magnetic energy of Times Square and rich history of the landmarked building. Slat walls created with Japanese charred wood and wide-plank white-oak flooring are combined with refined furniture, such as famed lighting designer Ingo Maurer’s lamps, B&B Italia's Charles Sofa and Arne Jacobsen’s iconic swan chairs, to create an inviting atmosphere for residents to relax and unwind.
“The space is imagined for the global nomad – the tastemaker at home in the world – evoking the cultured energy of the AKA brand, the neighborhood and the city. This growing niche of travelers looks for privacy, functionality, luxury hospitality (http://www.stayaka.com/
Adaptable and intimate, a.lounge’s 2,000 square feet of interior space is divided between the top two floors of the building. The 12th floor features a Technogym® fitness center, media alcove and cozy seating nooks. A large pendant FLOS light, reminiscent of the iconic Times Square New Year’s Eve ball serves as a centerpiece.
A floating steel and glass staircase leads up to the 13th floor, a.13, a sophisticated retreat with floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning sky views of Times Square. Lustrous grey Venetian plaster walls surround a centerpiece meeting table made from blackened ribbons of steel and glass. A private resident- and guest-only bar offers a unique gathering spot for small groups, featuring a honed Pretoria, black granite surface and an a.vod vodka vault installation on the adjacent wall. Residents are invited to bring beverages into the space for their enjoyment.
The contemporary elegance of the interior opens up to a 1,000-square-
For reservations, ideal for stays of a week or more, and additional information, please visit www.stayaka.com or call (866) AKA-9999.
AKA, a division of Korman Communities, is an innovative, and growing collection of luxury serviced residences in prime urban locations. Currently AKA owns and operates properties in: New York City (4), Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and London, with a new property in lower Manhattan to be opened in 2015. Across the brand, architecturally inspired spacious accommodations, which range from studios to two-bedroom penthouse suites, offer the privacy of a luxury residence (http://www.stayaka.com/)
BY LISSONI, a hospitality and lifestyle division of Lissoni Associati, was launched by Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni and his partner Nicoletta Canesi in May 2010 and is headquartered in NYC. The company provides real estate developers in both the hospitality and residential sectors with complete lifestyle solutions from concept to implementation.
Taking a modular, 360-degree approach, BY Lissoni offers customized lifestyle solutions for real estate developers, both residential and in the hospitality industry. The company unifies integrated planning, architectural and interior design, concept development, space programming, project management and creative services under a single umbrella and access to a Brand Partner Portfolio that includes Maserati, Michelin star-rated chef Davide Oldani, and San Lorenzo Yachts.
For more information visit www.bylissoni.com/