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AKA, a division of Korman Communities, Opens its Largest
Extended-stay Property -
AKA Dulles Station in Herndon, Virginia
Plymouth Meeting, PA – August 28, 2007 – Continuing its planned expansion, AKA debuts its eighth and largest extended-stay residence. AKA Dulles Station in Herndon, VA, marks the fourth property opening for the new brand in just three months, making it one of the largest and fastest-growing luxury extended-stay brands in the world.
Conveniently located one mile from Dulles International Airport, AKA Dulles Station is a newly-built residence offering 169 one- and two-bedroom suites, making it the largest property in the AKA portfolio. All accommodations feature nine-foot ceilings; full-size washers and dryers; gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances; ceramic-tile bathrooms with soaking tubs; as well as AKA brand-standard hotel amenities and services.
An emerging market, Dulles is home to the fifth busiest airport in the United States and some of the most respected companies in America, including Oracle, Verizon Business, AOL, Sprint Nextel and Orbital Sciences. “AKA Dulles Station fills a huge void in the lodging market in one of the fastest-growing regions in the country,” said Brad Korman, co-president of Korman Communities. “This location, combined with our properties in Virginia Square, Arlington and the White House District, allow us to offer the finest short-term housing alternatives in the D.C. market.”
In April 2007, AKA added three properties to its portfolio: two in prime New York City locations at AKA Central Park and AKA Times Square, and AKA Dulles Station’s sister property in Arlington, VA at AKA Virginia Square. By 2010, the brand plans to have 20 AKA properties in major cities in the U.S. and abroad.
For reservations or additional information, please visit www.stayaka.com or call (866) AKA-9999.
AKA, a division of Korman Communities, is an innovative, new and growing collection of luxury extended-stay properties in prime urban locations. Current AKA residences are in: New York City (4); Washington, D.C., Arlington, VA, and White Plains, NY, with plans to own and operate 20 properties worldwide by 2010. Another property will open early this fall in Philadelphia. Across the brand, architecturally inspired spacious accommodations, which range from studios to two-bedroom penthouse suites, offer the privacy of contemporary apartments infused with hotel services. While each property is unique and has distinct guest offerings, all properties feature the AKA brand standards and amenities of: fitness centers; full-service business centers with meetings space and complimentary high-speed Internet access; complimentary weekday club breakfasts with La Colombe coffee, yogurt, fruit and baked goods; en-suite dining; same-day, valet dry-cleaning and laundry service; 24-hour front desk assistance; dedicated doormen, concierge services and full-time, on-site management and maintenance. All suites include top-of the-line kitchens, contemporary furnishings, luxurious bathrooms, meticulous housekeeping; extended digital cable with HBO, DVD players, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Personalized service is a hallmark of AKA. For reservations and information, please visit www.stayaka.com or call (866) AKA-999.
Korman Communities, with headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, PA, is a fourth-generation, fully integrated real estate company with development, management and financial capabilities operating throughout the eastern United States. The firm has constructed more than 30,000 single-family homes, 12,000 apartments and townhouses, as well as 6-million square feet of industrial and commercial space. In addition to the AKA brand, Korman Communities has a portfolio of nine suburban garden and mid-rise communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and North Carolina.
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