AKA, which offers properties throughout the United States and London, has created an exclusive Penthouse Collection at its landmarked AKA Times Square property featuring 12 redesigned penthouse suites.
The penthouses pay homage to the building’s historic charm, while maintaining a sense of modern elegance. Original, turn-of-the-century architectural details are showcased through exposed, cast-iron structural elements along the walls and ceilings, unusually shaped windows, and unique layouts.
Known as the building’s crown jewel, the 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom duplex, Penthouse Residence, has wide-plank oak floors throughout the grand foyer, dining room, and kitchen. An elegant 1900s bay window fills the living room with light, while woods, leather, and finely lacquered pieces bring a stylish sophistication to each room.
Nearly the size of a standard New York City hotel room, the master bathroom provides a 200-sq.-ft., spa-like experience featuring a freestanding bathtub, oversized dual rain head shower behind a free-floating glass wall and a double basin vanity. The bedrooms feature king-size beds, Sferra Italian linens, bespoke window treatments, and original photography.
Guests of the Penthouse Residence enjoy the bonus of having a convenient entranceway to the penthouse-level a.lounge, located on the same floor, that was created by renowned international designer and architect Piero Lissoni and his U.S. design firm. There is also a world-class Technogym fitness center, and floating steel-and-glass staircase ascends to a.13—a floor-to-ceiling windowed retreat that opens up to a 1,000-sq.-ft. rooftop lounge with sweeping views of Manhattan. For more information, visit stayaka.com.