What makes a hotel swellegant? It can be an amazing value for the price or OMG OTT luxury. Mostly it’s the indefinable sense of style that makes us swoon: swanky, swell and elegant.
noun: pied-à-terre; plural noun: pieds-à-terre
a small flat, house, or room kept for occasional use.
Once exclusively used by men who traveled often on business… or needed some out-of-the-way spot for other liaisons. But with the advent of multiple-choice options for where to stay when needing more space, or for periods longer than one night. Here’s a chic answer: It’s tagged as the Pied-a-terre on demand.
“AKA balances the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel with the space and comfort of a fully appointed luxury condominium. Designed for weekly and monthly stays, AKA stands for unparalleled metropolitan locations; signature design; and exceptional business, entertainment and lifestyle services.” They offer several, scattered in the most convenient urban environments around the U.S… and one across the Pond.
It’s not like home… unless home is sleek, well-appointed and within walking distance of all the action for the well-heeled traveler. The Times Square, Manhattan outpost screams “location, location, location.” It’s a great respite from the buzz of the theater district: an upscale choice with space to breathe, work out, collaborate and even enjoy a little elevated outdoor viewing from the 4th floor deck. A place to do and be exactly what you want, with the space to do it in.
If you’re planning a trip longer than a week, put this brand on the top of your list. Next stop…AKA Beverly Hills or London. Yes, they’re even there. www.stayaka.com
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