AKA West Hollywood, the newest property from the global brand synonymous with long stay luxury living in world-class cities, recently launched a LIVE IT! program, aimed at elevating the resident experience and wholly embodying all that Southern California has to offer. Residents of AKA West Hollywood, which is available for long term stays of 31 days or more, have the opportunity to experience exclusive AKA offerings, including mindfulness practice with The DEN Meditation, Penthouse Terrace glamping under the stars, a private forage and feast lunch at One Gun Ranch and a private cooking class and Wine tasting with Tesse’s Michelin-starred chef Raphael Francois.
The AKA brand motto is “Don’t just visit, live it!” This bold statement led to the creation of LIVE IT!, a lifestyle program that caters to the needs of long-stay residents with life-enriching opportunities to experience while away from home for extended periods of time. AKA West Hollywood’s LIVE IT! program provides residents with unique opportunities to enjoy new experiences, learn new skills and develop new talents while residing in Los Angeles.
“The goal of the LIVE! IT! program at each of AKA’s properties is to encourage self-exploration by residents while discovering the personality of the destination they are in,” said Larry Korman, President of AKA. “Rather than putting life on hold while traveling for months at a time, AKA’s residents can broaden their horizons while living like a true local.”
Mindfulness Practice with The DEN Meditation
Residents of AKA West Hollywood will have the opportunity to partake in one-on-one private healing and meditation sessions with an expert practitioner from The DEN Meditation Studio in the privacy of their AKA residence, or from AKA’s resort-style pool. From meditation, to sound baths, to workshops, The DEN offers guided meditation classes for every lifestyle. Six different healing options are offered to AKA residents, as well as private readings, including Astrological, where a deep meditation is performed to achieve the Theta brainwave state or a Tarot reading, where an intuitive oracle showing you what you need to see through a deck of transcendental visionary cards.
Spend A Night Under the Stars
Penthouse Terrace residents at AKA West Hollywood can balance the excitement and vibrancy of their day along the Sunset Strip with a tranquil evening glamping experience under the stars. A mini-version of the Penthouse will be brought to life outside on the terrace, complete with a star-bed and an on-call Campfire Concierge to deliver hot cocoa, s’mores ingredients and Cosmic Cocktails. Upon reserving this experience, residents will have the opportunity to officially name a star, constellation or binary star for themselves or their loved ones. The registered celestial body will be recorded in the official star-naming registry, and residents will receive a certificate, proof of registration and celestial map to their star.
Dine Next Door at Tesse
Conveniently located by the entrance of AKA West Hollywood, Tesse, one of West Hollywood’s celebrated new restaurants, invites residents to participate in an exclusive cooking class and tasting, accompanied by wine tasting with Michelin-starred chef, Raphael Francois. Tesse, from “délicatesse,” the French term used for charcuterie, is based on Francois’ idea to create a bar that highlights charcuterie. In addition to his house-made pâtés and sausages, the full menu features salads, pastas and entrees inspired by local farmers markets as well as beautiful and refined desserts from pastry chef Sally Camacho Mueller.
One Gun Ranch Forage & Feast
Located in the Malibu mountains with ocean views of the Pacific Ocean, One Gun Ranch lies within in the wellness epicenter of California and leads the conversation around biodynamic living. Touted by Los Angeles Times and Vanity Fair, this ultra-exclusive private oasis, which caters to celebrities like Cara Delevingne and Eddie Redmayne, provides a private, first-hand look into the lifestyle conveyed in “One Gun Ranch, Malibu: Biodynamic Recipes for Vibrant Living.” The Forage & Feast program created exclusively for AKA, offers health and wellness enthusiasts the opportunity to connect with nature while channeling their green thumbs with a gardening lesson taught by One Gun Ranch lead Biodynamic Gardner. Residents will also experience a private ranch tour in addition to a forage hike and farm-to-table lunch.
AKA West Hollywood’s expansive residences feature floor-to-ceiling windows, contemporary made-to-order furnishings from Italy, sleek interior decor, fully-appointed kitchens and dazzling views of West Hollywood, Century City, or the Hollywood Hills. Residents of AKA West Hollywood will be immersed in quintessential California living through its open-air retail plaza featuring the flagship from retail destination Fred Segal and KITH, along with the city’s most notable restaurants, high-end shopping, eclectic music venues, swanky art galleries, exclusive clubs and more.
AKA West Hollywood is located at 8500 Sunset Blvd: https://www.stayaka.com/aka-west-hollywood.