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AKA University City

Sleek furnished residences atop Cira Centre South

Welcoming you to Cira Centre South’s innovative vertical neighborhood, AKA University City encompasses 268 ultra-luxury furnished hotel and apartment residences in Philadelphia. Located on the upper 18 floors of Cira Centre South, AKA University City strives to enhance the experience of every resident, going above and beyond the typical extended stay hotel to offer a compelling lifestyle experience. The property’s 28th floor, Level28, is dedicated to our residents’ well-being and enjoyment with an expansive glass-enclosed Olympic-sized pool, state-of-the-art Technogym fitness center and yoga area, 3D golf simulator, outdoor terrace with fire pits, sophisticated a.lounge, business center facilities, and a private screening room. AKA residents can also enjoy Walnut Street Café, a highly anticipated addition to Philadelphia’s burgeoning culinary scene, and Cira Green, a spectacular one-acre elevated urban park offering an array of cultural arts events and experiences. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects with interiors and amenities from Lissoni Associati, the location of AKA University City at Cira Centre South has a prominent place in the Philadelphia skyline - and the highest views of any residential building in the city.

Ride in style with our very own TESLA house car, available exclusively for AKA University City residents. Reservations can be made through our Resident Services Team at 215.372.9000.

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2929 Walnut St. Philadelphia, PA  19104
888.252.0310 | 215.372.9000

The AKA Experience

Amenities

Philadelphia’s first vertical neighborhood boasts exceptional amenities for health and wellness, entertainment, dining and business services throughout our prestigious Level 28, including a state-of-the-art Technogym Fitness Center, indoor pool, and brand new bar with curated cocktails.

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Services

From complimentary Wi-Fi and valet laundry service to housekeeping, business facilities and more, AKA University City offers everything you may require. Our 24/7 Resident Services Team is available to assist with any special request made during your stay. 

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Design

Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects with interiors and amenities from Lissoni Associati, AKA University City at Cira Centre South has a prominent place in the Philadelphia skyline - and the highest views of any residential building in the city.

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Phone: 215-372-9000

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I have stayed at AKA while filming and working in many cities and truly appreciate the space, comfort, privacy and attentiveness of the staff. The suites have a very open and inspiring atmosphere. My most recent stays at AKA Sutton Place, Rittenhouse Square, and Beverly Hills were wonderful.

Richard Gere

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 AKA and filming The Silver Linings Playbook with Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro in Philadelphia.

Jennifer Lawrence

Wayne Newton and his wife Kat got a taste of both the east coast AKA and the west coast AKA this winter. Wayne not only appreciated the privacy and residential feel of both properties, and the anonymity that affords them, but also the full scale kitchen for late night snacks!

Wayne Newton

AKA is one of the best kept secrets," said Andy Garcia after staying at AKA Sutton Place for two months while filming 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!

Andy Garcia

Actor James Caan is well known for his many renowned Hollywood performances, arguably the most popular being his signature role as Sonny Corleone in The Godfather, which scored him a Best Supporting Actor nomination.

James Caan

AKA Hotels are a great hotel idea run by great people. Apartments in a Hotel for those who are staying in one of their cities for longer than just a few nights. To have a full-blown kitchen is just great. It means you're not relying on the same old room service menu night after night and don't have to book that lonesome table for one if you don't feel like it. But the best thing about the AKA group is the staff.

James Purefoy

"They treat me like family there; everybody remembers my name. It’s a seamless transition from New York, since I feel like I always have a little home in L.A.”

Erin Walsh, Fashion Stylist and Creative Director

The AKA University City was a great refuge from the madness of filming. Warm staff, spacious suite and facilities, very comfortable bed and the best sunrise view in Philadelphia.

Brian Kirk, Director of 17 Bridges

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.

Shannen Doherty

I spent two months at AKA Marylebone for business and it is an absolutely wonderful place to stay. What a fantastic location, surrounded by plenty of wonderful restaurants, pubs, cafes, and shops and just down the street from one of London’s most beautiful parks, Regent’s Park. My suite was fully equipped, incredibly comfortable, from the heated floor in the bathroom to the incredibly cozy bed. The staff is knowledgeable, delightful, and efficient. I highly recommend AKA.

Kathleen Rose Perkins

I love my stays at AKA. I feel like I have my own apartment!" – Maria Menounos, correspondent for E! and film producer.

Maria Menounos

I enjoyed my stay at AKA Beverly Hills. The suite was spacious and the staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful and the fireplace was a nice touch that made the room feel cozy.

Yolanda Yoh Bucher, CCO of New Beauty Magazine

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