9 Synergy Properties With Access To A Great Park

The corporate traveler is typically surrounded in a concrete jungle made of high-rise buildings and concrete. Simply walking from an office building to your curbside UBER driver isn’t enough to clear your mind or burn excessive calories.

Take a Walk in the Park Day (yes, it’s a real thing) was created especially for those too busy to enjoy the physical and mental benefits from a nature walk. And with properties around the globe, Synergy has a ton of housing options to meet any need – even those looking for an outdoor escape.

In honor of today’s “holiday,” here are 9 Synergy Global Housing properties with access to amazing parks:

Patricia's Green - San Francisco by Edward Blake

NEMA / Patricia’s Green (San Francisco, California)

Already known as one of the premier residential properties in San Francisco, NEMA is only minutes away from a small, but uniquely-San Francisco, public park named Patricia’s Green.

Golden Gate and Dolores Park usually grab all of the headlines for San Francisco’s green spaces, but this area is the perfect outdoor getaway from the non-stop construction and development defining The City today.

Patricia’s Green has a grass field, a jungle gym, picnic tables and two dog-friendly lawns. San Francisco’s personality is also on display in the area, with public art installations in and around the park. This space, founded in 1999, can become busy during weekday lunches with several dining options in the neighborhood giving workers an outdoor escape during their lunch hour.

Hyde Park - Sydney, Australia

Fraser Suites Sydney – Hyde Park (Sydney, Australia)

Fraser Suites Sydney is located adjacent to the Darling Harbour precinct, meaning it’s only a 5-minute walk to the city’s oldest public park, Hyde Park.

Park Street divides the area, with the two sections known as Hyde Park north and Hyde Park south. The northern half is famous for its monuments, including the park’s centerpiece, Archibald Fountain. The ANZAC Memorial and the Pool of Reflection headline Hyde Park south’s offerings.

Well-known for its fig tree lines avenues, Hyde Park takes its name from London’s famous park.

River Oaks Park - San Jose, California

Crescent Village / River Oaks Park (San Jose, California)

This apartment community was purposely built around River Oaks Park, a five-acre park with tennis courts, playground and running trails.

Crescent Village is actually six different apartment buildings forming one complete residential community. Each of the buildings is a tennis ball’s throw from the park. The open fields around the park are perfect for dogs, while the playground provides the perfect spot for children to burn off some energy.

The park’s clean public restrooms are also a hit with reviewers on Yelp.

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Treetops Executive Residences / The Singapore Botanic Gardens (Singapore)

Treetops Executive Residences already take advantage of the outdoors with is tropical enclave surrounding the property, but only a 10-minute drive is the world-famous Singapore Botanic Gardens.

The 156-year old tropical garden has been names Asia’s top park attraction by TripAdvisor, and was declared the inaugural Garden of the Year by the International Garden Tourism Awards in 2012.

The 202-acre garden contains the world’s largest collection of orchids, was recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site by the United Nations and receives about 4.5 million visitors every year.

Plummer Park - West Hollywood, California

The Huxley / Plummer Park (West Hollywood, California)

Five blocks from The Huxley rests a massive outdoor recreational area named Plummer Park.

Almost every kind of outdoor activity can occur at Plummer Park with its open grass fields, tables and benches, children’s playground, basketball and tennis courts, community center and dog park.

The key to healthy living is diet and exercise, and Plummer Park also has your dietary needs covered. The Helen Albert Certified Farmers’ Market occurs every Monday, 9am-2pm, in the parking lot for Plummer Park.

St Stephens Green - Dublin, Ireland

Leeson Street Apartments / St. Stephen’s Green (Dublin, Ireland)

The Leeson Street Apartments are located right in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre district. This setting means you are only a 3-minute walk to St. Stephen’s Green, the largest park among the various garden squares in Dublin.

Originally, Stephen’s Green was used mainly as a public punishment center for criminals after it was enclosed in 1664. The area was a private park from 1814 to 1880, but underwent a massive renovation in 1880, as part of Sir Arthur Guinness’ plan to make the park public.

The historical evolution of Ireland is on display throughout the park, with many statues and monuments created centuries ago.

Centrum Park - San Diego, California

Ariva / Centrum Park (San Diego, California)

Located next to Synergy’s  featured property, Ariva, is Centrum Park, a park with both a playground and a spacious grass field.

The white sand playground has slides, swings and picnic tables for the little ones. The grass field is popular with the dog community, as its large size gives owners enough room to bond with their pooch.

Feel free to bring your tablet if you want to sit at a table and read in the sunshine. Centrum Park has Wi-Fi for all visitors.

Hyde Park - London, England

Hertford Street Apartments – Hyde Park (London)

Sitting on the doorstep to London’s Hyde Park are the Hertford Street Apartments. The complex has many modern amenities, such as The Met Bar and Nobu, but its location to the park can take you back in time to multiple eras of Great Britain’s capital.

Covering 350 acres, Hyde Park is arguably London’s most famous park and contains many of the city’s most famous landmarks. Hyde stretches from Kensington Palace, past the main entrance to Buckingham Palace, to Whitehall, a road which leads to Parliament Square.

Hyde Park also hosts several festivals throughout the year, such as Winter Wonderland during the holidays and BBC Proms in the Park in September.

Moitozo Park - San Jose, California

North Park / Moitozo Park (San Jose, California)

There are six buildings that make up the North Park community, with each building surrounding Moitozo Park, a five-acre grassy area lined with palm trees.

Moitozo Park may not have many amenities, but makes up for it with its size. The grass field accounts for almost all of the park’s real estate. The flat and open layout makes it the ideal space for pick-up soccer and ultimate Frisbee matches.

A tree-lined sidewalk border runs along the outside of the field, offering joggers a path to work on their cardio. Each lap of the path is about half a mile.

Synergy’s global presence gives you, the traveler, the ability to customize your living space based on needs – even if that need is a great park.

Happy Take a Walk in the Park Day!

Invest in the Future…By Choosing the Right Housing Partner Today.

H-1B VisaEach year since the 1990’s over 65,000 H-1B visas are granted by the US government to highly skilled and specialty trade professionals to come work in the US. These individuals are highly sought after and come from countries all over the world. In recent years the imposed 65,000 visa cap has been exhausted within the first few days that applications were accepted. Clearly the need for these specialists as well as the applicant pool is in high demand, therefore increasing the competition in the market place among companies vying for these specialists.

Synergy understands the investment that companies are making in each of their employees including their foreign workers and the value that they give to your organization. Synergy feels the same about each guest we serve and the desire to provide, not just a place to sleep, but a place to live. Our goal is to become an extension of your organization, a part of your team, and to provide comfortable, convenient and welcoming accommodations for your most valuable assets – your people.

As all H-1B visa holders will begin work in the US in the beginning of October, reach out to Synergy now to secure housing for your incoming associates.  Our premier locations throughout the US are close to your offices and public transit. We offer flexible lease terms and an unmatched level of service. Have the peace of mind to entrust your extended stay or temporary housing program to a partner dedicated to deliver a quality experience every time.

Synergy has experience serving all types of temporary housing programs such as interns, relocation, travel, and more. Visit our website for more information on our corporate housing solutions.  

Resident Safety Tips for Security in your New Home

Realizing that you are probably in new and unfamiliar surroundings, we suggest that you become comfortably acquainted with your new living environment. The following suggestions will help you take an active role in providing your own safety and security.Safety First!

  1. If you have a life threatening Emergency, call 911 immediately as calling our office first will only delay response time. Also, for precautionary reasons, research the surrounding areas for nearby hospitals or police stations.
  2. Do not answer your front door without verifying who it is first.
  3. When returning to your apartment late in the evening, if possible, always use the main entrance of the property. While on the property and at all times, be observant of your surroundings and people in the area.
  4. Please remember to secure all windows and doors before leaving your apartment or going to bed at night; especially if you are in the ground floor apartment. If any of the locking devices in your apartment are inoperable, please contact the Synergy Corporate Housing Offices immediately at 1-800-600-1115.
  5. If at all possible never travel with, or leave, large amounts of jewelry or cash in your apartments.
  6. Following your move-in, please remover your apartment number from the key tag if it is present.
  7. Do not invite strangers into your apartment!
  8. Automobiles and auto accessories, such as cellular phones and stereos, are a prime target 0f thieves. Never leave valuable items in your car and lock your car at all times.

Keepin’ it Fresh: Food Revolution Week Re-Cap

Food RevolutionOn May 13, 2013 Capital M’s Jamie-Oliver-inspired organic-fest kicked off to bring together foodies all over the world. Few restaurants can wave the organic banner as credibly, or as enthusiastically, as Capital M. They’ve been seeking local, organic food since 1992 and remain a strong figure in a now burgeoning flock of organic/vegan/wholefoods cafes and restaurants across the city. Now, paying homage to food warrior Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, they are dedicating an entire week to all things organic.

In spirit of Jamie’ Oliver’s Food revolution Day, our employees decided to get creative and host a cooking demo for some of our guests. While the food prepared was not quite organic, we did cover important tips of how to eat healthy while you are on the go. Everyone can relate that when you are traveling, it is SO much easier to go out to eat or order take out, but what happened to that healthy kick you’ve been keeping up lately?  Check out our Traveling Nutrition Tips below and tap into the cooking gallery to see what it’s like to cook with Synergy!

Traveling Nutrition Tips: Smart Travel Reminders

  1. Don’t skip meals! Aim to eat roughly every 3 hours.Pre-Demo 5
  2. Stay hydrated. Drink .5-1.0 oz. per pound of body weight per day. This is especially important with air travel. Aim to drink about 8 ounces of fluid every hour on the plane.
  3. Bring bars. Granola and protein bars are great for snacks and pre- and post-workout nutrition.
  4. Include lean protein at each meal. Choose foods like grilled chicken, fish, and pork (white meat), beef, beans, and legumes. Opt for sandwiches made with turkey, ham, or roast beef.
  5. Eat healthy carbohydrates. Add a baked potato (be careful of toppings), brown rice, whole wheat pasta and bread, beans/legumes, etc.
  6. Add color. Include fresh fruit or vegetable at every meal.\
  7. Search for healthy foods. You can build a great sandwich or salad and find trail mix, nuts, bars, and water at any kiosk or airport store.

Sample Meals and Snacks

  • Turkey Breast and avocado sandwich on whole wheat bread with veggies like tomato, cucumber, lettuce, and sprouts, and onions. Hold the mayo to save 100 or more calories.
  • Whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce, grilled chicken, and a side of vegetable. No whole wheat pasta? Swap extra veggies for half of the regular pasta.
  • A piece of fresh fruit (wash it with water) and nuts – half or whole pack, depending on size.

Build a Super Smoothie

  1. Start with 5-10 cubes of ice.

Smoothie pic

Tips for Creating a Delicious Smoothie

Smoothie Sweets

For more delicious smoothies, visit Core Performance to access tasty recipes!

Spend your Summer in San Francisco


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Synergy Corporate Housing partners with Emerald Fund for environmentally-friendly living in the heart of San Francisco

RINCONSan Francisco, CA, March 26 — San Francisco is home to a wide array of environmentally conscious landmarks from its municipal buildings to popular attractions like the Academy of Sciences and Davies Symphony Hall. As San Francisco has progressed into one of the nation’s leaders in sustainability, so has its apartment living. With a careful eye on the future, Synergy Corporate Housing has partnered with SF-based Emerald Fund developers to offer its clients the perfect San Francisco blend of luxury and green living with Synergy’s newest exclusive property, Rincon Green, located at 333 Harrison Street on Rincon Hill.

“Synergy demonstrates its commitment to the environment through our passion for modern design, inspired by our awareness of nature and the importance of global conservation,” says Jack Jensky, founding partner of Synergy Corporate Housing. “We have found time and again that the needs and wishes of our Bay Area guests echo this same commitment to sustainability. Synergy has already partnered with many property management groups that carry with them the same philosophical pledge to integrate sustainability into their apartments. We continue that tradition at Rincon Green.”

Synergy Corporate Housing was the recent recipient of the Corporate Housing Providers Association award in the category of Green Progress for their ongoing sustainable initiatives. Synergy will feature many of the amenities at the new Rincon Green property that helped them win this honor. All Synergy apartments feature elements from Synergy’s “Sustainable Space” line which includes the Synergy Eco-Beds and furniture made from environmentally-friendly materials. Synergy has also made a commitment at this property to provide refillable toiletry sets, replacing the tired industry standard travel size and decreasing the amount of plastic its guests are forced to consume.

Tenants stay cozy with hydronic heating systems installed beneath the floors that rely on hot water instead of electricity. This system is ideal for those that enjoy consistent heat year round, as it operates very efficiently and keeps the space at a consistent, comfortable temperature. High efficiency air filtration systems remove unwanted airborne material from Rincon Green apartments, including any potential pollutants and particulate matter ensuring the apartment remains a constant breath of fresh air. All Rincon Green apartments are equipped with energy efficient washer dryers and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Guests will also find recycling services throughout the property.

Synergy Corporate Housing’s partnership with Emerald Fund offers more than just sustainable peace of mind though. Rincon Green Property Manager Karl Wagner sees “green living” as an integral part of the success of Rincon Green.

“Today’s San Francisco renter is smart and sophisticated,” he says. “The lifestyle here—combining the best of state-of-the-art technology with eco-friendly products and features—has vast appeal to our renters. We are already more than 80% leased up, which is a testament to how strongly San Franciscans value a residential offering that is both sustainable and sophisticated.”

In this vein, the slogan of Rincon Green is “Live here; Be everywhere.” The complex offers an expansive outdoor space including a sundeck and whirlpool that overlooks the city skyline. From this sought after locale, residents have views of downtown San Francisco, The Bay Bridge, and the beautiful Embarcadero. A short walk or transit ride gives residents access to local restaurants, shopping, and entertainment including AT&T Park, home of the two-time World Series Champions, the San Francisco Giants.

“Our partnership at Rincon Green with Emerald Fund presents our clients with a new state-of-the-art apartment community located in the heart of San Francisco,” remarks Jensky. “The combination of this property’s amenities with the outstanding location provides our guests an expanded choice of lifestyle apartment offerings unique to San Francisco.”


For more information, visit www.synergyhousing.com.


Synergy’s New Exclusive on the Moon!

Synergy on the Moon

Innovation is the future! As a leading industry provider, Synergy Corporate Housing has yet again raised the bar with our new exclusive property on the moon. Founders Jack Jensky and Henry Luebbert experienced the earth’s orbit in a 5 day mission to make peace with intergalactic space men at the new space station and Synergy Exclusive property, Starbright Comet. Featuring mind boggling amenities such as an earthly spa inspired shower that cleanses the guest with floating bubbles. Also available for Synergy guests is a James Bond-style space camp situated only 1 light year away on a tropical island –  a program which offers the equivalent to earth’s “State-of-the-Art Fitness Center”. Of course many questions have surfaced regarding the safety of our guests. However, rest assured that we’ve completed our due diligence to make sure each guest is safe and has an out of this world experience.  The S.S. Synergy space shuttle will remain stationed at the property at all times in case of an emergency and upon arrival, guests will be given a complimentary 8 week space training to adapt to the moon’s atmosphere.

In preparation for this new venture, Synergy has began designing new space packages such as the Comet Suite and the Galaxy Package, which will feature futuristic furnishings, automated technology, and a personal robot to cater to your every need. Our eco-conscious product developments will continue at this new property with Starbright Comet’s space-age waste management system. All waste is recycled and re-used at the on-site recycling plant located in close proximity on Crater Lake. The hope of Starbright Comet’s property manager, Zeop Uwoe, is that once guests have seen the view of Mother Earth from the moon, they will be awed by its majesty and realize the importance of protecting our planet and bring some of the practices they learn on the moon back to Earth.

Space suits available upon request. For more information on this new property, please contact the Man on the Moon or visit our website: www.synergyhousing.com