Hotel AKA Alexandria Fuses Modern Minimalism + Mid-Century Aesthetics

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Hotel AKA Alexandria is a minimalist boutique hotel located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, designed by Piero Lissoni. The property, just a 20-minute drive from Washington, D.C. and 10 minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, showcases a fusion of modern minimalism and mid-century aesthetics.

Guests are welcomed by the hotel’s floating staircase, a Lissoni signature, which presents a blend of dark steel and distinctive lines leading up to the terrace. The accommodation spaces, including rooms and suites, offer a residential feel with high-end amenities and furnishings.

Lissoni’s design sensibly merges contemporary elements with the quaint, brick-lined environment of Old Town. The common areas are characterized by sleek lines and dark tones, reminiscent of Japanese minimalism, and furnished with pieces from acclaimed designers like Lema, Living Divani, and Porro.

A standout feature within the hotel is the Mamacloud by Frank Gehry, a light fixture that resembles a cloud, floating above the a.lounge bar. This piece, made by Belux in collaboration with Kreon Lighting, introduces an element of nature’s unpredictability into the architectural setting.

Photography courtesy of Hotel AKA Alexandria.

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