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AKA University City

Summer in the Sky

Summer in the Sky

Enjoy spacious accommodations, rejuvenate with a dip in our indoor pool in the sky, or unwind on our spectacular outdoor terrace

AKA University City Hotel Residences

Contemporary Design, Unparalleled Amenities and Philadelphia’s Most Spectacular Views

AKA University City offers fully furnished residences perfect for extended stays in Philadelphia. Housed in the sleek, spectacular Cira Centre, just across the Schuylkill River from the bustle of Center City, these design-driven accommodations anticipate your every need and adapt to suit your stay, whether you’re busy with meetings or appointments throughout the day or trying to reach new levels of relaxation. Enjoy a refined alternative to luxury hotels and monthly apartment rentals, and experience a stay that will leave you feeling inspired.

AKA residents include business travelers, executives, digital nomads, government employees, and locals in need of upscale temporary accommodations, and the fantastic services and facilities here include something for everyone. Enjoy exclusive access to Level28, the 28th-floor lounge, complete with a panoramic pool, fitness center, 3D golf simulator, outdoor terrace, business center, lounge, private cinema and more. You’ll also have Walnut Street Café and a one-acre elevated urban park to explore, both part of the Cira Centre complex. 

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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The vertical neighborhood of Cira Centre features everything you could possibly need. Level28 offers most of it, including a glass-enclosed swimming pool, a state-of-the-art Technogym fitness center, and an elegant bar with curated cocktails.


AKA’s convenient services make sure that the only thing you need to worry about during your stay is making the most of it. You’ll enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, housekeeping, laundry service, business facilities, and more. And if there’s anything we forgot, our Resident Services Team is available 24/7 to take care of you.


Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, with interiors and amenities from Lissoni Associati, AKA University City exudes timeless elegance and sophistication. From the tranquil common spaces to your private residence, you’ll find furnishings, materials, and textiles hand-selected from the world’s finest artisans and studios. The result is a bespoke and inspiring residential oasis.