AKA Together Again

02 June 2021 Team

Throughout the ordeal of the Covid pandemic, the AKA Team under the leadership of Larry Korman, AKA President, took inspiration from the words of the distinguished Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn, “Joy will prevail.”

Having prevailed over the challenges of a stressful year, the AKA Leadership Team were together again in person for a festive afternoon at Karamoor Estate’s vineyard in Fort Washington, PA.  Gathered together in the tasting room at Karamoor, Larry Korman and Brad Korman, co-CEOs of Korman Communities, along with AKA’s leaders toasted the start of a new venture for AKA with new hotel properties being added to the portfolio in New York City, London, and Alexandria, Virginia, and more coming.  After more than a year of interacting virtually, the AKA Team enjoyed face-to-face conversations, wine tasting, lunch on the balcony overlooking the vista of vines in rows, and a tour of the facility and vineyards.

One of Pennsylvania’s finest wineries, Karamoor Estate is 275 acres in total with 27 acres of immaculately maintained vinfera vines.  The award winning Karamoor Estate Wines is the source of AKA’s own a.Vin branded Chardonnay and Meritage wines.  Karamoor Estate is featured as one of The Makers, whose superb craftmanship contributes to the excellence-in-design commitment of the AKA brand.

AKA Leadership Group
AKA Leadership Team gathers together under the bell at Karamoor Estate with rows of meticulously maintained grape vines in the distance.
Larry Korman speaks
AKA President, Larry Korman, welcoming back the team to its first in-person gathering as a group in over a year.
Brad speaking to AKA Team
Brad Korman, co-CEO, Korman Communities, speaking with AKA Team in the Tasting Room at Karamoor Estates.
AKA Team Toasting
AKA Team toasting the start of a new phase of growth for AKA and an expansion into new hotel markets.
Steve Korman and David Fields
Steve Korman, founder of Korman Communities, and David Fields, AKA Design Consultant, seated at a table on the balcony overlooking the Karamoor Estate Vineyards.
On Tour Oak Barrel Room
On tour of the Karamoor wine production facility, the team stops in the barrel-aging room where many of the wines are aged in oak barrels to achieve additional complexity in taste.
Walking Tour of Vineyard
The AKA Team takes a close-up look at cultivation techniques in the vineyards with Cheri Morrison, Director, Karamoor Estates Vineyard.
Walking through the vineyards
AKA Team leaving the vineyards after a walking tour with Cheri Morrison, Director of Karamoor Estates.