December 19, 2018 Partnerships, ReStore

AKA Rittenhouse Square Donates Five Floors of Luxury Furnishings to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia truck outside AKA Rittenhouse Square.

By Philadelphia City Biz List

AKA Rittenhouse Square announced they will be donating five floors of furnishings to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia’s Restore. AKA Rittenhouse Square, located on the corner of 18th and Walnut Streets, will be contributing kitchen cabinetry and appliances, countertops, bathroom vanities, televisions and more from 35 suites, as the thirteen-story historic landmark undergoes design renovations. The property enhancements, to be unveiled in spring, will feature a newly designed lobby, a collection of reimagined suites, exciting new amenities, and more.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center selling affordable, new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories and building materials. Items will be removed from AKA and brought to the store to be sold to the public.

“100% of the profit made from our ReStore goes back into building and repairing homes for Philadelphians, including veterans and seniors. The high-quality furnishings within this donation will be exciting for our customers and will have an extraordinary impact on the organization,” said Greg Bradley, Individual Giving Manager of Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. “These types of materials are vital to the success of the Philadelphia Habitat for Humanity ReStore.”

Specializing in weekly and monthly stays, AKA Rittenhouse Square accommodates a variety of lifestyle needs, especially for those in transition, and strives to provide simplified, serviced living in a tranquil environment. Offerings such as meticulous housekeeping, same day valet dry cleaning and laundering services, fresh grocery delivery, in-suite dining, in-suite massage and relaxation therapy, high-speed Wi-Fi, and laundry facilities strive to provide the most seamless living experience possible. As AKA continues to provide a home away from home for residents, the company is proud to now also help Habitat for Humanity on their mission to provide homes and home improvement services to Philadelphians in need.

“Since AKA’s high standard and passion for design leads us to refresh properties regularly, the furnishings being donated from AKA Rittenhouse Square are modern, stylish, and in excellent condition,” said AKA President Larry Korman. “Philanthropy is in the DNA of our company, and Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia is an incredible non-profit organization that we’re proud to partner with.”

The removal of these items began in the beginning of December and will continue through the end of the month.

About AKA:

AKA balances the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel with the space and comfort of a fully appointed luxury apartment. Designed for long stay comfort, AKA stands for unparalleled metropolitan locations; signature design; and exceptional business, entertainment and lifestyle services. With thirteen locations in prime metropolitan neighborhoods — New York City’s Central Park, Times Square, Sutton Place, United Nations, Wall Street and Smyth Tribeca; Philadelphia’s University City and Rittenhouse Square; the White House district in Washington DC; Los Angeles’ Beverly Hills and West Hollywood; and London’s Marylebone—AKA properties offer studio, one and two bedroom furnished suites with fully accessorized kitchens. AKA is a division of Korman Communities, a fourth-generation family-run real estate business since 1909 and pioneer of the furnished suite concept in 1966.

About Habitat for Humanity:

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia builds strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia transforms lives and our city by building and repairing quality homes in partnership with families in need and by uniting all Philadelphians around the cause of affordable housing. Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia has built and sold 216 energy-efficient homes to first-time homeowners, and strategically partnered with more than 500 homeowners and their families to provide critical home repairs. For more information, visit