A joint venture between Electra America and AKA targeting the acquisition and repositioning of underperforming hotels in gateway markets, has announced that it has purchased a 178 key hotel in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. The anticipated opening of Hotel AKA Alexandria will be the first of its’ kind for the historic Old Town Alexandria neighbourhood, bringing a new level of style and sophistication for discerning travellers.
Following the transformation by Piero Lissoni, Hotel AKA Alexandria will deliver a new level of luxury with a balance of modern minimalism and refined mid-century element. Lissoni has effortlessly blended modern design with the charming brick-lined setting of Old Town, Alexandria. The sleek lines, dark tones, and rich materials of the common areas evoke Japanese minimalism, while the chic furnishings are sourced from the world’s leading artisans, including Lema, Living Divani, and Porro. The centrepiece is a dramatic floating staircase — a signature feature of Lissoni’s — that accentuates the transformative experience of moving throughout the property
The guestrooms are tranquil spaces marked by thoughtful design with residential touches, modern amenities, and premium décor. The public spaces have been designed with intimate spaces for relaxing, including a serene arrival garden on the porte cochere, as well as an expansive outdoor terrace with lush greenery. There will be a state-of-the-art conference room and private cinema, and the trademark a.lounge to enjoy some of Alexandria’s finest cocktails and light bites in the evening.
In addition to redesigning Hotel AKA Alexandria, Lissoni is also leading the design transformation of Hotel AKA NoMad, slated to open in 2023. While these two properties will be the newest in the AKA portfolio, there are two additional properties in the D.C. area including AKA White House, and AKA Foggy Bottom.
Main image credit: Hotel AKA Alexandria / Lissoni New York