Perhaps the biggest change to happen to the building will be at the residents-only courtyard overlooking Crescent Drive. The old courtyard has been cleared and AKA is building a new one with four private pockets for guests to hang out, get a drink or even do some work. Additionally, the facade of the building will get a new look as well.
Now, if you were hoping to come to Beverly Hills for a weekend and live it up at the AKA, we're sorry to burst your bubble but this AKA will require a 30-day minimum stay. Which works out to be about $10,000 for a month. So this place is best for those that need to be in Los Angeles for a month or more but don't want the cold anonymity of hotel living nor the day-to-day expenses like WiFi, telephone or parking, which are all complimentary at AKA.
AKA will however have some hotel services on hand like in-suite dining, a concierge, housekeeping, a business center (with complimentary services) and a fitness center. AKA Beverly Hills was initially set to open this spring but the new opening date has now been set as "Fall." That give us just enough time to come up with a good reason to vacate our house for a month and check-in to the AKA.
[Top Photo: HotelChatter; Renderings courtesy of AKA Beverly Hills]