AKA University City Opens 2017

Perched 46 stories above the Philadelphia skyline sits one of the nation’s top new hotels of 2017 within the city’s innovative, first and only vertical neighborhood.

Beginning January 2017, internationally-acclaimed luxury hotel brand AKA will occupy the top 19 floors of the Cira Centre South tower, offering the highest views of any residential or hotel building in the city.

AKA University City at Cira Centre South

AKA University City at Cira Centre South


AKA University City embodies all that today’s traveler is seeking in overnight accommodations and introduces a way of traveling unlike any other.

Here’s a brief glimpse of unique AKA University City features:


–        A “park in the sky”: Soaring 95 feet above street level sits Cira Green, sits an urban oasis that spans more than an acre in size offering green space for relaxation, movie screenings, activations and on-going programming.

–        Expansive Club Level “Level 28”: an entire 20,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor club house floorfor resident and hotel guest wellness, entertainment and leisure with offerings including “a.cinema” for film screenings, a stainless steel 72 foot lap pool, a private 5,000 square foot landscaped terrace,  3-D golf simulator and Techno-gym

–        High design: hotel residence interiors by award-winning NYC architects Asfour Guzy celebrated Italian designer Pierro Lissoni

–        100 seat world-class restaurant by NYC’s Michelin-Starred Rebelle team

–        “Live It” experiential program to allow visitors to fully immerse themselves in the community and embark on life-changing activities



Maralyn D. Hill, M.Ed.,  The Epicurean Explorer

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