AKA Beverly Hills, the fancy extended-stay hotel in the old Crescent Apartments, is now officially open for stays of 30 days or more. A press releases says it'll "cater to celebrities, upscale consumers and affluent international travelers who have come to depend on the growing and visionary brand for a home away from home." Local architecture firm Koning Eizenberg, along with Asfour Guzy Architects, transformed the Crescent--the new hotel has 88 fully furnished one-, two-bedrooms, and townhouses ranging from 850 to 1,810 square feet, as well as a fitness center. The team also redesigned the entryway "for both cars and pedestrians in order to reduce the impact of cars and enhance the pedestrian experience. This area also features two vegetated walls with plantings to soften the threshold between interior and exterior and require minimal irrigation." Pamela Burton & Company Landscape Architects is giving the building a residents-only terrace that looks down on Crescent Drive. Rates start at about $325 per night for suites and $650 per night for penthouses. This is AKA's ninth property, but its first on the West Coast.
· AKA Beverly Hills [Official Site]
· AKA Beverly Hills Getting Fresh Koning Eizenberg Look [Curbed LA]