AKA, a global leader in luxury hospitality and the creator of the World’s Most Livable Hotels® today announces the opening of Hotel AKA Alexandria. The 180-room property in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, is the newest luxury hotel in the area and represents a milestone for the city’s hospitality landscape, offering an elegant and tranquil urban retreat. The hotel is within steps of waterfront restaurants, art galleries and museums, boutique shopping experiences, and just 20 minutes from the Nation’s Capital – an ideal destination for guests who are in town for business or pleasure.
The work of distinguished Italian architect, Piero Lissoni of Lissoni New York, Hotel AKA Alexandria is Lissoni’s first U.S. hotel project. The property embodies an effortless blend of modern minimalism and mid-century elements, among the charming brick-lined setting of Alexandria’s Old Town.
Upon entering the lobby, guests are greeted to a warm and inviting welcome area with thought-provoking art by Mineheart Limited and Sabine Pigalle flanking the walls. Sleek lines, dark tones and rich materials of the common areas evoke Japanese minimalism, Scandinavian design, and a reinterpretation of colonial styling. The lobby focal point is a signature Lissoni floating staircase that accentuates dark steel and unique lines which ascend to the hotel’s terrace level. Stepping onto the a.terrace, guests and visitors can soak in the tranquil oasis while enjoying cocktails from the seasonal bar, with views of the Zen Garden, a peaceful outdoor space with natural greenery. A.terrace is furnished with a number of seating groups, firepits, and abundant greenery along with the bar seating.
The guestrooms and suites are equally as impressive, offering residential-style comfort and some of the most spacious in Alexandria, with chic amenities and furnishings designed by Lissoni New York and crafted by leading artisans, including Italian furniture makers Living Divani and Porro. For an even more elevated serene stay, guests can opt in for the Zen Garden Rooms with peaceful views of the Zen Garden. A natural color palette with warm lighting throughout the accommodations conveys a welcoming and relaxing environment. Natural light pours in from the picturesque windows overlooking Old Town or the a.terrace courtyard. In the bathrooms, French Crema Luna stone is found throughout. Spacious walk-in showers with rain shower heads and Fantini hardware along with large stone vanities provide a luxury not previously seen in Alexandria.
Impeccably designed, and beautifully appointed, the Suite Collection at Hotel AKA Alexandria has been carefully crafted with the discerning, design-forward traveler in mind. Ranging from 525- to 735-square-feet, each Piero Lissoni-designed suite has been curated for the ultimate rest and relaxation. Every suite is equipped with a spacious living and sleeping area, featuring custom Lissoni-designed wet bars and residential design-inspired living rooms.
“Lissoni envisioned a new chapter for the old city of Alexandria, a destination for business travelers and leisure visitors to feel at ease in an art-oriented environment. The sculptural motifs are distributed in the common areas like the staircase, the art gallery, bar lounge and the library. We added a serene garden terrace where guests can enjoy the changing of the seasons and relax in peace and tranquility,” states Stefano Giussani, CEO, Lissoni, Inc.q
Hotel AKA Alexandria
625 First St
Alexandria, VA 22314
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