AKA Announces its Boston Debut with the Opening of Hotel AKA Back Bay
AKA, a leader in luxury hospitality, continues its strategic growth with the announcement of Hotel AKA Back Bay, the brand’s exciting debut in Boston, MA.
Previously the Loews Boston Hotel, the 225-room property will undergo a design refresh, all while open for stays, to ensure facets of AKA are infused into the hotel. Hotel AKA Back Bay will offer a sophisticated design, lifestyle amenities and accommodations with the sense of home in mind.
It will serve as the perfect destination to meet the trend of the “bleisure” traveler who is visiting for a business meeting and has the desire to extend their trip for a few extra days to experience the city’s fine offerings.
“As we continue our ambitious yet thoughtful growth strategy, we remain dedicated in our commitment to developing the AKA brand in the country’s most culturally significant destinations,” says Larry Korman, CEO of AKA. “Boston has long been a city of interest and we are delighted to introduce the bespoke AKA experience to Boston’s discerning visitors. Rich with history, bustling with business and educational institutions, as well as architecture and design reminiscent of an English city, Boston is a gateway into New England for the brand.”
The acquisition of the property is a result of Electra America Hospitality Group (EAHG), a joint venture between AKA and Electra America, and marks EAHG’s sixth property since the joint venture launched in early 2021. EAHG is dedicating $20 Million in capital for the design upgrades and renovations to Hotel AKA Back Bay.
“This was an excellent opportunity to acquire a well-maintained, upper upscale hotel in the capital of New England, where several prestigious academic institutions, iconic cultural destinations, and the nation’s largest life science/biotech cluster are generating strong demand,” says Russ Urban, CEO of EAHG. “While Boston’s hotel recovery has trailed some markets, it’s poised for a strong rebound once business and group travel returns in earnest.”
Located at 154 Berkeley Street, in Boston’s affluent shopping and dining district, Hotel AKA Back Bay will offer unparalleled access to a myriad of Boston’s cultural attractions, walking distance to Boston Commons, Boston Public Library and Copley Square.
Hotel AKA Back Bay, www.stayaka.com/hotel-aka-backbay