AKA Announces Internationally Renowned Architecture Firm: Lissoni New York, To Lead the Design Transformation of its Recently Acquired Boutique Hotel, The Roger New York

24 August 2021 AKA Press Release

Project Will Serve as Piero Lissoni’s First Hotel in the United States

NEW YORK, NY – AKA, the global brand of luxury hotel residences, announces its partnership with internationally renowned Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni of Lissoni New York to lead the design transformation of its recently acquired property the Roger New York, a 194-room boutique hotel in the NoMad neighborhood of Manhattan. Slated for a spring 2022 reopening, the project serves as Lissoni’s first-ever hotel project in the United States.

“In partnership with Piero Lissoni, we will transform the hotel’s design to debut as an ultra-luxury hotel offering in a very special New York City neighborhood,” says Larry Korman, President of AKA. “As leaders in the long stay sector, we are able to introduce our core residential philosophies to better evolve the traditional hotel category to a high-quality experience that is more livable. At our NoMad location, we are working closely with Piero and his team to infuse a tranquil and sophisticated design that strikes the perfect balance between the privacy and contentment of a residence and the hospitality, service and style of an intimate hotel so it has touches of residential living.”
Details of the design will be shared in the following months.
“You know the film ‘New York, New York’ with Liza Minnelli and Roberto De Niro? Well, for me this will be AKA Nomad. It will be my idea of a New York that encompasses music, life, silence, snow, traffic and energy, but always accompanied by elegance and diversity,” said Mr. Lissoni. “It will not be conformist, but will be a hotel that will narrate and speak with a certain style, a little art-deco, a little 50’s…and then we’ll see."
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About AKA
AKA is the hospitality division of Korman Communities. Led by Larry and Brad Korman, AKA is made up of hotel residences and hotels. The brand recently acquired the Roger New York in New York City’s (NYC) NoMad neighborhood under Electra America Hospitality Group, a joint venture with Electra America. AKA is a growing portfolio of innovative properties in high-barrier to entry markets, including NYC, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and London. All hotels and hotel residences are design-oriented with exceptional business, wellness, innovative technologies and lifestyle amenities and service. As AKA continues to expand its collection, and due to its established and successful long-stay residence model, AKA will be able to bring its key differentiating factors to the traditional, transient hotel guest accommodating both daily and weekly business. For more information, visit https://www.stayaka.com/.
About Lissoni & Partners
With offices in Milan and New York, Lissoni & Partners has a thirty-year history in developing international projects in the fields of architecture, landscape, interior, product and graphic design, in addition to being responsible for the art direction for some of the most influential design companies. Led by Piero Lissoni, the practice combines a range of expertise with a tailored approach that sets it apart, establishing a stylistic code and a visual identity that are clearly and instantly recognizable. The practice’s work is inspired by a sense of rigor and simplicity and is characterized by a regard to detail, coherence and elegance with particular attention to proportion and harmony. For more information, visit https://www.lissoni.us/en 

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Hotel AKA HoMad apartment building lobby in New York City
Metal Staircase in the lobby of Hotel AKA NoMad apartment building in New York City