AKA Rittenhouse Square
AKA Rittenhouse Square will be closed temporarily from December 10, 2018, to March 31, 2019, while the property completes enhancements and upgrades. During this time, AKA University City, just 1.1 mi / 1.7 km away, will welcome your stay to Philadelphia.
Uncover Beaux-Arts-style charms amidst refreshed, modern design at AKA Rittenhouse Square, nestled in a leafy section of Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood. This 12-story landmark allures and delights, offering elegant suites with apartment-style accommodations, an attentive resident services team, and a stylish, upbeat bistro led by acclaimed chef Eli Kulp. Directly opposite Rittenhouse Square in Center City, this exceptional business and leisure residence puts the best of Philadelphia within easy reach.
- The bistro-style restaurant stands out among Philadelphia’s culinary scene, with a top-rated wine list
- Choose from 84 sophisticated studios and one and two-bedroom apartments, all with well-equipped kitchens
- Unwind with a massage or relaxation therapy in the privacy of your suite
- Browse a curated library of art and design books, or watch a film in the seven-seat private cinema
- Work out in an on-site fitness center, or use complimentary access to the gym and pool at The Sporting Club at the Bellevue
Throw open the curtains to the tree-lined Rittenhouse Square, home to public sculptures and upscale shops and restaurants. This distinguished address is an ideal base from which to explore Philadelphia, with the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and the Betsy Ross House just a short distance away.
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Attention to detail and thoughtful design define the AKA Rittenhouse Square’s 84 studio, suite, and penthouse residences. Settle into spaces of modern sophistication with a soothing palette of charcoals and soft whites, combined with luxe touches such as Egyptian linens, leather headboards, marble- and granite-clad bathrooms, and fully equipped kitchens.
Studios are adorned with original works of art and come with desk spaces for work as well as sleek bathrooms finished with white marble. Some airy one and two-bedroom room suites come with a Juliette balcony overlooking Rittenhouse Square. For the ultimate in luxury, book a penthouse Platinum Suite, with custom upholstery, original photography on the walls, Quartz Calacatta Gold kitchen worktops, and Sferra Italian linens.
From a dedicated doorman and 24-hour front desk to same-day laundry and limousine transportation, service at AKA Rittenhouse Square is impeccable. Be pampered in your suite with a massage or relaxation therapy, or ask the concierge team for insider tips on exploring Philadelphia.
Get the very best features of a luxury hotel within the comforts of a residential setting.
AKA Rittenhouse Square’s bar and restaurant have been recognized by Zagat, Philadelphia Magazine, and Bon Appetit — no small accomplishment in a city that is packed with celebrated chefs and acclaimed restaurants.
a.kitchen – Executive chef Eli Collins puts his personal spin on Mediterranean and American classics at this casual yet refined bistro. Choose from seasonally inspired small plates, or go for hearty entrees such as Berkshire pork chop with shiro plum mustard — and pair it all with a glass from the award-winning wine list.
a.bar – Candles, pendulum lights, and a gleaming brass bar set the mood at a.bar. Come early for inventive brunch dishes such as brook trout Benedict, grab a gourmet sandwich and a glass of wine at lunch, or settle into a booth in the evening for seasonal house cocktails and selected dishes from a.kitchen's restaurant menu.
Work out at the Technogym-equipped fitness center. Then drop into a.kitchen for a morning coffee, or spend some time browsing the house library of art and design books. Relax with an in-room massage in the afternoon, then begin your evening with a cocktail or a glass of organic wine at a.bar, finishing with a movie screening in a.cinema.
Outside, start by getting a bird's eye view of the city from the One Liberty Observation Deck. Then explore Philadelphia's — and America's — history at Independence National Historical Park, the grounds are home to the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center, and the Museum of the American Revolution. Nearby, pick up artisan produce at Reading Terminal Market, or explore the neighborhood's nightlife, which ranges from Irish pubs to stylish rooftop bars.
AKA Rittenhouse Square
AKA Rittenhouse Square is centrally located on upscale South 18th Street, just steps from Rittenhouse Square — one of five city squares laid out by Pennsylvania founder William Penn. From here you have easy access to downtown, with the upscale shops of Walnut Street on your doorstep, and Philadelphia City Hall just half a mile away.
Philadelphia International Airport is 8 mi / 12 km away.
Suburban Station is 0.5 mi / 0.8 km away, and has direct links to the airport.
Walnut-Locust station is 0.4 mi / 0.6 km away.