AKA West End Will Open in London This October
Sure enough, the moment we put together a list of all the new and upcoming London Hotels for 2012, it's already outdated.
That's because we just got word that AKA Hotels will open a spot in London's West End this October in a historic 1920s building in the Marylebone neighborhood. And much like the upcoming AKA Beverly Hills, these serviced residences will require a 30-day minimum.
However, there will be only be nine residences with some of the studio and one-bedroom apartments occupying their own floor. Here's what else will be inside:
Each suite will feature bespoke furniture; gourmet kitchens with grey lacquer cabinetry, charcoal caesarstone countertops and stainless-steel appliances, as well as full marble baths. Artwork, which will be unique to each suite, will complement the overall design. Sumptuous linens, central air conditioning, washers/dryers, complimentary Sky TV, complimentary wireless internet access and complimentary local telephone service with direct dial and personal voicemail will ensure residents are comfortable in their AKA home away from home.
Washers and dryers, free WiFi and a floor all to yourself? Sounds like you will be getting your money's worth. Rates at AKA West End will start at approximately £290 per night for suites. The property will also feature a larger residence, The Mews House, which will have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study and a private garage. That will go for £790 per night.
The property under construction, as seen on Google Street View.
Now we have to ask--would you rather 30 days at AKA or Andre Balazs' Mercer London, also coming to the Marylebone nabe?