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5 of the Cosiest Greystar Europe Communities this Winter

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Written by Georgina Hazeldine
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Edited by Sarah Claire Eleazer
Apartments and Communities December 6, 2023

As the nights grow longer and the winter winds start to blow, there's something wonderful about having access to spaces that offer comfort, style, and a touch of winter wonder. We’ve got you covered at Greystar, with communal areas where residents and guests can unwind, socialise, and create memories during the frosty months. 

From crackling firepits to snug study corners, discover the winter cosiness across some of our European properties:



1.  Take in Panoramic Views at Chapter South Bank

The sky lounge at Chapter student accommodation’s South Bank location is the perfect spot for residents to escape the chilly winter winds of London. Located on the 13th floor, the rooftop offers breathtaking views of the capital, including iconic landmarks like The Shard and London Eye

As the sun sets and the city begins to twinkle, it’s the ideal setting to catch up with friends over a hot drink, play a game of pool or find a cosy corner for a study session. It’s also the perfect spot to enjoy citywide fireworks for Guy Fawkes Night and New Year’s Eve. 

Students living at all 13 Chapter London locations can also make the most of the sky lounge using their Chapter Membership, plus enjoy the winter events calendar featuring activities such as Christmas movie nights, gingerbread decorating, and festive trivia. 




2.  Collaborate with Colleagues at OurDomain Amsterdam Diemen

The spirit of collaboration and innovation warms even the chilliest of winter days in the cosy co-working space at OurDomain Amsterdam Diemen. The vibrant workspace offers residents a variety of working areas as a hub of creativity and productivity – residents can embrace the winter season surrounded by fellow entrepreneurs, freelancers, and innovators, fostering a sense of community that thrives regardless of the weather outside.

OurDomain residents can work amidst the glow of ambient lighting while the Amsterdam cityscape glistens outside with a frosty charm. The co-working space leads onto the games area where residents can take a creative break over a game of pool, table tennis, foosball, or one of 4000+ arcade games. OurDomain is where connections are made, projects take shape and innovative ideas flourish, making the winter season a magical time of creativity and growth. 



3.  Ignite the Firepits at Bloom Nine Elms

At Bloom Nine Elms, residents are spoilt for choice with several lounge options filled with plush sofas, TV screens and a selection of books, creating ideal spaces to snuggle up and enjoy their own cosy retreat during the colder months. The lounges serve as a natural extension of the resident’s living rooms, offering a sanctuary to embrace the winter chill with both comfort and style. For added warmth and ambiance, residents can turn on the indoor firepits, transforming the lounges into cosy escapes from the London chill outdoors.

Bloom’s outdoor terraces also feature firepits, where their warm, flickering glows beautifully contrast against the frosty surroundings of the city skyline. It's a great opportunity to stay snug while taking in the breathtaking views over the on-site swimming pools below, the capital and beyond.



4.  Channel Your Inner Zen at LY30 Frankfurt

Residents at LY30 in Frankfurt can embrace the tranquility of winter in the cosy yoga room as an extension of the on-site fitness studio. The studio’s bright and open décor invites residents to unwind and channel their inner zen against the backdrop of a frost covered Frankfurt. Residents can practise their favourite yoga poses, stretch it out, focus on their breathing and take in the peaceful serenity of the season – it’s the perfect way to get a workout in without having to venture out into the winter cold. 

The space is ideal for both seasoned yogis or beginners to align their mind, body and spirit and be fully prepared for the holiday season. Stop by for a quick workout between Christmas shopping trips, an evening session against the twinkling skyline, or morning meditation to rejuvenate after a night of celebrating – LY30’s yoga room is the place to be throughout the winter season.



5.  Connect with Nature at Canvas Manchester

The ground floor at Canvas Manchester student accommodation has been fully renovated to bring the outdoors in – connecting with nature and wellbeing with the use of plants, natural light, and textures. Manchester students can enjoy the outdoor vibes from the comfort of the new cosy communal spaces as the perfect way to avoid venturing out into the winter chill.

Residents can immerse themselves in the private dining room, perfect for gathering with friends to catch up across the holidays over tasty treats and delightful feasts or stop by the cinema room for a festive movie night as part of the packed winter events calendar. The games area is also a cosy space to make the most of the Christmas break with a game of pool, table tennis or shuffleboard. And if a bit more revision is needed ahead of any January exams, the study space and private meeting rooms are there to avoid heading out to the library in the brisk winter temperatures.


Here's to a season filled with warmth, laughter, and the delight of enjoying winter in the cosiest of Greystar Europe’s communal corners!


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