The same day that the hybrid hotel and condo development AKA United Nations began accepting its first guests, the high-end extended stay brand has struck again, this time releasing a selection of condos in their new Sutton Place development. Under AKA, the former Sutton Hotel at 330 East 56th Street underwent a muted Asfour Guzy Architects makeover. The building's 76 one- and two-bedroom apartments are listed between $1.215 million and $2.995 million, and come with all the bells and whistles that condos, er, hotelsuh, condos and hotels come with, like a concierge and doorman, gym, and residents lounge.
Buyers at AKA have the option of putting their apartments back into the rental pool when they're not using them, basically meaning that the building's rather accommodating to the loaded jet-set type. For example, here's how the building's website describes its choice buyers (warning: major brokerbabble ahead):
The AKA citizen is worldly without being jaded; unimpressed by the whims of fad or formula; and appreciative of the unfawning courtesy and privacy afforded by our expert staff. Among astute business travelers, film industry insiders and international culture-lovers, AKA represents a reassuring touchstone in the busy flow of contemporary life. Measure up?
· Listings: AKA Sutton Place [StreetEasy]
· NYC's First Crowdfunded Hotel-Condo Hybrid Ready For Guests [Curbed]
· AKA Sutton Place [official]
· All AKA Sutton Place coverage [Curbed]