I was very happy with the quality of my stay. My suite was spotless, it would have passed my mother's white glove test. This is by far the best home-away-from-home I have ever experienced.
"I am a big fan of AKA. I have stayed at three AKA's, two in New York and now here in Philadelphia. I love AKA!" said Jennifer Lawrence to Larry Korman, while staying with us and filming The Silver Linings Playbook with Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in Philadelphia
"AKA is one of the best kept secrets," said Andy Garcia after staying at AKA Sutton Place for two months while filming the newly-released film City Island. "You have the space of a suite coupled with sharp attention to detail from a staff who make you feel right at home without being overwhelming. I was able to come and go as I pleased with an anonymity that is hard to come by in New York City. Don’t tell too many people about this. I’ll be back!"
"As a guest of AKA Central Park's penthouse during New York Fashion Week this year, I can
say that the accommodations are fantastic. As a designer myself, I appreciate the design of the
space and the beautiful terraces. As a musician, I really enjoyed the overall atmosphere at the
hotel – it’s just a great scene. Highly recommended."
Richie Sambora, lead guitarist of Bon Jovi and co-designer of the WTB fashion line debuted
at Style360 show.
"I love my stays at AKA... I feel like I have my own apartment!"
Maria Menounos is a Correspondent for Access Hollywood
and producer of the upcoming feature film, Serial Buddies
"AKA is a great hotel with all the amenities you need for an easy and stress-free stay. The staff is wonderful!"
90210 Icon Raves about AKA Central Park 10019
Word-of-mouth recommendations are the best way to go, so when a friend suggested AKA, I booked my New York stay at its Central Park property. What makes AKA so special is a long list of things: amazing locations, stylish, spacious suites with full kitchens, the helpful and courteous staff, and the beds! The beds are amazing – key when you’re on the road and in need of a great night's sleep. All in all, staying at AKA means you’re getting the best of the best.
AKA combines the conveniences of a hotel with the comforts of home, which are critical to those of us in the film industry, who are on location for extended periods of time. The staff is attentive and really makes you feel taken care of. From spacious accommodations (with full kitchens!) to the fantastic location, you have everything you need. Did I mention the beds? Amazing. I can't recommend AKA more highly.
Suzanne Farwell is the producer of blockbuster movies such as Something’s Gotta Give and The Holiday.
Just a short note to let you know how much the people on our “Trial Team” appreciated the quality of AKA Rittenhouse Square and the outstanding service rendered by your very fine professional staff. Please let them know how much we appreciate their kindness and genuine interest.
Jeffrey Singer, attorney with Segal McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.—Chicago, IL.
Tribeca Film Festival Producer is Wowed by AKA Penthouse
The only way to describe my first impression of AKA is wow. Space to breathe, tasteful decorations, paired with excellent service. The experience and excellent hospitality starts immediately when you check in and are greeted by outgoing and thoughtful staff. Perhaps the best way to describe how much we enjoyed our penthouse at AKA is that we ended up staying in both nights to enjoy the great space and view from our suite.
EVP of Tribeca Enterprises, Producers of the Tribeca Film Festival
Now that our monthly stay in Philadelphia is over, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the
hospitality we received during our time at AKA Rittenhouse Square. It was unanimous amongst
our crew that it was the best place we have stayed in our over five years
working on 24/7. Your staff couldn’t have been more helpful, and the
accommodations were wonderful. And we loved a.kitchen as well!
Producer, HBO 24/7
Staying with AKA is always a pleasure. Among all amenities and service, coming from another country it is nice to have access to a large range of foreign tv channels. Most may not notice this but when English is not your native language these are the touches that make you feel at home.
We never have to look further than our own Times Square backyard for the excellent accommodations, service, and ultimate convenience of AKA.
From Soap Opera stars like General Hospital’s Anthony Geary to International recording artists like Kristine W to "fantasy weekend" auction winners, AKA treats all of our VIPs like stars!
MICHAEL T. CLARKSTON
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
Fire Island Dance Festival
I absolutely LOVE the AKA.
The staff was so kind and helpful and the rooms are the biggest and the best rooms I have had the pleasure to stay in while in NYC. It is perfect for Musicians and artists. I was able to set out my costumes and have my makeup people come and still have room for my instruments and I carry a lot of stuff with me when we are touring!!! The hardwood floors are beautiful. I felt like I was in my own fabulous apt.in NYC.
I will be recommending the AKA to all my peeps. I am a new fan.
International Recording Artist
I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for helping us during our stay and congratulate you for the wonderful staff that is part of the Sutton Place team. Everyone was so nice, eager to help and always greeting us with a smile! I don't want to leave anyone behind but, Jeremy, Gene (or Jean), Jaime and Jorge are amongst those who were a true joy to deal with and definitely made our stay at Sutton a true blessing. So please thank them on our behalf! Since I was not able to leave the apartment during most of our stay, the wonderful ambiance of our apartment and the sensitiveness of your staff definitely played a key role during my recuperation.
We will be returning to Sutton during the upcoming year so, hopefully we can meet you and thank you in person!
Please keep up your commitment to excellence because it really makes a difference.
Family Member of Patient at Memorial Sloan Kettering
I had completely forgotten to get directions to the office for the first day of work. I called the front desk, not only did the front desk attendant find me the directions, she printed them and brought them to my suite for me. This reflects my entire time with AKA, the staff was always so eager to help.
AKA is a preferred provider of American Express.
I was more than happy to find a pristine suite upon my late night arrival. I was even more delighted to slip into the bed. How comfortable. The linens and pillows made me feel so relaxed. The hardest part is actually leaving the bed in the morning. Its perfect for people like me who wake up in different cities everyday and can never get any sleep! I get very excited when I know I get to go to any of your locations.
I can't say enough about this property. The pool, gym, business center, breakfast in the morning and above all the friendliness of the staff, make this the best experience I have had traveling in my career!
The staff knows you by name and greets you at the door every night—sometimes with your dry cleaning in hand. AKA offers so much, but the team in your building really make it shine, and are always ready to make dinner reservations, recommend shows, and find whatever you need. Better than being home! The staff is the friendliest I have ever met. I have had such a great experience at AKA that I would consider coming here on leisure travel with my family.
As a leader of a company I am sure you appreciate feedback, both good and bad, about what's going on “on the ground”. I would like to take a moment to describe my experience so far at your New York City property on East 46th. I took a job at JPMorgan on May 15, and took up temporary residence at the property commuting from Denver. I have made several substantial moves in my career so I had a set of expectations going into this experience. Everything about this experience has been outstanding and AKA has exceeded my expectations in every way. So I felt it important for you to know.
The accommodations and property are exquisitely maintained. Windows and sidewalks are always clean at the street level and each of your doorman has a great attitude. Your front desk always greets you with a smile and go out of their way to be helpful with directions or suggestions. Coffee area and business office are always immaculate but I rarely notice anyone cleaning. Newspapers are always available and internet and printer works every time. The exercise room is always clean and inviting.
MJ who showed me the property in early May has been a model of professionalism and intensely cares about performance. Barbara is so very capable and really gets across that she is willing to accommodate any special needs. She obviously must manage the staff extremely well. Stephanie just has that special sparkle and energy. She always seems to be …“on it”, I have complete confidence that whatever I request will be done with no need to ask twice. Finally, Noel is very professional and was most helpful in providing information and even making calls for me to join a gym. In short, they all seem similarly focused on providing exceptional service for their guests.
I really could go on citing more examples and would be happy to discuss my experience further, if you wish. You really have an outstanding property and great concept and I am glad to hear you will be expanding in New York City soon. As I'm sure you are well aware the people make the difference. Your people at that property are simply the best and do make the difference.
I look forward to continuing my stay at AKA and because of AKA my transition has been more successful than expected. Thank you and thank your employees for the excellent service and hospitality.
I'm now back in London and just wanted to email you to say thank you for such a great stay at the AKA Times Square.
The Penthouse was amazing. It was like a home from home, but the best compliment about your hotel is your staff. They made such a difference to my stay, nothing was too much trouble. They were friendly, always had time to answer any questions that I had, and were able to get me a taxi in a matter of minutes!
Please say a big thank you to, Jeff, Lauren, Michael & Carlos for me. If I’m ever coming to NYC, I would love to stay with you guys again.
Thank you once again for making my holiday in NYC so enjoyable.
Protravel International Inc
Thank you for my wonderful stay at AKA in Philadelphia! Your staff, Joe and John, were so warm and friendly. The unit was beautiful! I really appreciated the nice basket of goodies you left, and John left my kids a tray with candy on it for them to enjoy. They felt so special.
The night views from the room were amazing. We turned out all the lights in the room, sat on the bed and just loved looking out at everything. The breakfast was just right with big muffins, crisp apples and hot chocolate. We felt so pampered with the big, fluffy towels, soft beds and pretty music which we played each night when we went to bed.
Joe was the best, pointing out affordable restaurants within walking distance from the building. He was so nice to us and welcomed us each time we came to the door. I have heartily recommended AKA to everyone here at AIReS.
Elizabeth Esposito, CRP
Moving Relocation To The Next Level!
Our stay was fantastic! The floors were pristine and quiet and our Suite was immacualte and provided all of the essentials (and more).
I booked my reservation through Citicard's ThankYou Network. I originally selected a hotel, purely on location and they called back the following day, informing me they had unfortunately overbooked their hotel and had to deny my reservation. It was pure luck that the representative suggested AKA Sutton as an alternative. I logged on to your website and was immediately impressed and accepted the reservation.
Upon arrival, we were greeted warmly and I hardly finished saying my name before the gentlemen at the front desk knew of our exact reservation. Exceptional customer service! Check-in was very prompt and efficient. The suite was very stylish, clean, and comfortable. Having a kitchen was so special and unique.
I've traveled to 10 countries and have stayed in five star hotels, even in Switzerland, Denmark, etc. and no suite has ever been layed out so well and has been as inviting to me as a guest. We left on Sunday morning, and the staff allowed us to stay until noon, even though check-out was 11am. The extra hour was very much appreciated as our train was delayed. Great staff and excellent room service.
Next time I come to the City, I will not have to wonder where to make my reservation; AKA Sutton will be my top choice. Thank you for a lovely stay. I will recommend to my friends, family and co-workers.
Energi Holdings, Inc.
The hotel and the service at Sutton Place was fabulous. My husband thought the suite was spectacular and was greatly impressed by the thoughtful touches - including the bottle of wine waiting for us when we arrived. We had to try out the indoor pool and found it to be a lovely experience. The hotel's location was perfect - we were able to walk to the Museum of Modern Art as well as the many bars/restaurants in the area and easily catch a cab for our longer trips - and the parking garage next to it was both convenient and (suprisingly) affordable.
We will both make a point of telling our friends and colleagues about what a wonderful stay we had at aka Sutton Place and, as we have friends in the NYC area, we are already discussing a trip back later this year.
Thank you again for your thoughfulness - you helped to make my husband's birthday a special event indeed.
Jenelle Mcadams Fanaro
Dear AKA Staff at the United Nations,
Now that we are somewhat settled back into our former home in SoHo and able to take a moment, we would like to thank and acknowledge everyone at our previous temporary home at the AKA United Nations.
Allan and I came to your hotel with the intention of staying for three months as our loft in SoHo was being renovated. As you know, our three-month stay extended into over 13 months.
Upon our departure we would like to share our feelings with the staff and management. We found everyone to be exceptionally warm, hospitable and gracious to us. What could have been an unfortunate set of circumstances became a wonderful memory.
The services at the hotel were first class. The cleaning and maintenance staff, all of the people at the front desk, the door, and the management staff, all were exceptionally supportive. They knew us by name and always had a friendly smile and helping hand.
Barbara Williams, you always made sure that we had all that we needed to make our stay at AKA United Nations truly comfortable. You and your staff are outstanding.
We would highly recommend your hotel to our friends and relatives. You are truly a "class act".
Donna and Allan Meislin
We are Native New Yorkers, currently living in another State.
Over the last 15 years we have either lived overseas or elsewhere in the USA and have stayed at Hotels in New York City for frequent Business Visits or to see Family and Friends. Our trips to New York can range from one week to one or so months.
Before we found AKA Sutton Place, we had become very disenchanted with the "Long and Short -Term Stay" Hotels available in New York City. The Better Hotels did not have Kitchen Facilities, and the Hotels offering Kitchen Facilities were, at best, in need of total renovation....shabby, dirty.
We were one of the first Guests at AKA Sutton Place....We have been back several times since...we now feel like family. The Sutton Place Location is quiet and centrally located...If we were to buy an Apartment in New York, it would be in this area.
The Hotel is beautifully appointed...every Suite that we have stayed in has been exceptional in it's own right....everything you could ask for has been thought of, whether you are staying for one week or one year.
Every Suite that we have stayed in has been ABSOLUTLEY SPOTLESS...we would not settle for anything less.
The Facility is Fabulous....having a Pool, Fitness Center and Laundry Facility on site is truly exceptional.
The Services are great.....having a well stocked Refrigerator when you arrive is just a wonderful luxury....particularly if you arrive late at night.
The Entire Staff from the General Manager to the Reception Team, Guest Services and even the Cleaning Staff have been professional, friendly and willing to go the extra mile to make our stay the best.
As Native New Yorkers and Long Time Visitors to our Home City, we know what is available in New York City and WILL ONLY STAY AT AKA SUTTON PLACE.
We have recommended AKA Sutton Place to Friends and Family.
Repeat Guest of AKA Sutton Place
Many thanks for the wonderful event last night! What a fabulous way to introduce your property; it felt more like a gathering in someone’s home as opposed to a typical cocktail reception. AKA has redefined the corporate housing experience into the feel of a luxury residence. The amenities are top of the line and every detail is defined by elegance!
On behalf of the team, thank you for your time and graciousness and please give our best to your guardian angels at the front desk!
I really enjoyed having the business center available. Being able to access personal email and correspond with family and friends while away was such a relief. I got to know the staff well, picking up my coffee in the morning and checked my mail. When traveling its so nice to have a familiar face to see in the morning and when you come home.
Being able to stay at AKA Washington DC has been wonderful. Who would have thought staying in the center of DC in a suite I would have such a large living space. I slept better in their bed than our bed at home. I even inquired about purchasing a bed from the supplier!
In efforts to meet deadlines, they allowed me to hold a group meeting in the on site conference room. They even helped me secure all necessary items and technology for the meeting. They went so far as to order us catered dinner to accompany our meeting. I was thoroughly impressed! I have been using Korman Communities and now AKA for the last 15 years and have found them to be far superior with regards to services and in response to requests. They have always been at the forefront. They aim to please and provide service with a smile. I highly recommend them.
Unfortunately for me I was traveling over my birthday. I had mentioned it to one of the staff members and later that week on my birthday I came home to find a birthday cake awaiting me. The staff cared that it was my birthday. Remembering to say happy birthday would have been enough but purchasing a cake for me, that's beyond impressive!