Synergy expands EMEA presence with first plastic-free property in London

Synergy expands EMEA presence with first plastic-free property in London

Published on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 by Ryan Smith

London, UK, February 21, 2022 — Today, Synergy Global Housing (Synergy), a leader in serviced accommodation programme management, announced the opening of its newest London property, Synergy The Strand. Located at Bell Yard, Westminster WC2A directly across from Royal Courts of Justice, Synergy The Strand comprises a mix of 12 one-, two- and three-bedroom contemporary apartments, all of which are entirely plastic-free and environmentally conscious.

“These apartments deliver an inspired guest experience that matches the ethos of our sustainability initiatives, all the while offering our clients bespoke offerings in the heart of one of London’s most desirable districts”, said Stephen Hanton, President International.

The new offering comes as Synergy continues to evolve its sustainability policies, which have inspired the removal of single-use plastics and micro-bead toiletries from Synergy’s owned apartment buildings. Guests of Synergy The Strand are provided with plastic-free and vegan alternatives to traditional toiletries, both locally sourced and handmade. These initiatives align to create a more sustainable living experience that better matches guest, client and company values.

“With Synergy The Strand, it’s all about providing our clients and guests with a sustainable living experience optimised for the business traveller looking to live like a Londoner”, said Claire Barrie, VP of Sales, EMEA & APAC. “Not only is the guest experience environmentally conscious, but it also incorporates yoga mats, exercise balls and ergonomic workspaces to ensure guest health, comfort and productivity are sustained while working from the apartment—a little something we call “sustainable sanity”.

Apartment Amenities:

  • Design-led FFE
  • Ergonomic desk/workspaces
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Flat-screen Smart TV
  • Bath and rainfall shower
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator
  • SynergyWork office set-up*
  • Landmark views*

*in select apartments

Location Details:

  • Located in London’s Square Mile (otherwise known as “The City)
  • The Thameslink Train station and the Chancery, Lane, Temple and Holborn lines are within walking distance.
  • Fleet Street and Chancery Lane are located around the corner from Synergy The Strand, offering everything guests will need from trendy restaurants and cafes to supermarkets and pharmacies.
  • The West End – 15 minutes walking
  • Canary Wharf – 20 minutes via public transport
  • Westminster – 15 minutes via public transport

The opening of Synergy The Strand adds to Synergy’s rapidly growing portfolio of properties across the UK and Ireland and follows Synergy recently announced plans to ramp up its hybrid accommodation presence through property acquisition and partnership development. Nigel Carter, Director of Development EMEA, joined Synergy in November to spearhead the project and drive the growth of innovative and strategic alliances to ensure Synergy remains agile in meeting the needs of its global client base as travel ramps up back to pre-pandemic levels.


About Synergy Global Housing:

Founded in 1999, Synergy is an international serviced accommodation provider headquartered in San Ramon, CA, delivering a superior hospitality-driven extended-stay experience to the business travel and mobility industries. Providing best-in-class housing and services in over 2,000 cities in more than 85 countries, the company has offices in China, Singapore, India, England, Ireland and multiple locations throughout the United States.

Recognized globally, Synergy’s recent awards include 2021 Corporate Housing Provider of the Year from the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM) U.S. and EMEA regions; 2021 and 2020 Corporate Housing Provider of the Year from the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA); 2020 Corporate Business of the Year from the Association of Services Apartment Providers (ASAP), and the 2020 Best Service Apartment Provider – Regional/Global award from Relocate Magazine.

Synergy is a member of The Ascott Limited (Ascott), a leading international lodging owner-operator based in Singapore. Spanning more than 200 cities in over 30 countries, Ascott’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott The Residence, The Crest Collection, Somerset, Quest, Citadines, lyf, Préférence, Vertu, Harris, Citadines Connect, Fox, Yello, Fox Lite and POP!. Ascott is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Investment (CLI), one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups headquartered and listed in Singapore and Malaysia. Today, Ascott boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.