We were delighted to discover that one of our favourite restaurants in Birmingham, Opus at Cornwall Street, is now open for Sunday lunch.
Tempted? You can check out Opus's awards and reviews here.
Photographers Pete Ashton and Jenny Duffin turned one of our Rotunda penthouses into a camera obscura today. You can see the fantastic results on our Twitter account and enjoy some lovely shots from the balcony online.
Visit Birmingham have put together a calendar of some of the city's top events in 2014, with plenty more to come as the year goes on. You can take a peek online.
If you are into theatre and making plans for 2014, take a look
at the Electric Cinema's line up of National Theatre
and RSC productions.
War Horse, Coriolanus and Henry IV will be beamed live to our favourite indie cinema (v.close to the Rotunda) between Feb and June
The winner of our New Year competition is Zara Iqbal. Zara wins a two-night stay in a Clubman apartment at Rotunda and two nights in our chic Barcelona apartment.
24 hours to go before we draw the winning name for our amazing
New Year competition! You can enter via our Facebook page
What better way to start 2014 than winning two nights in a Clubman at the super-chic Rotunda AND two at our Barcelona bolthole, 39 Steps?
We're getting our application ready for the 2014 Visit England Awards. They are the Oscars of the English tourism industry and we were very proud to win a silver in 2013 for Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year
We've just launched a brilliant new competition on Facebook. On New Year's Day someone will win two nights in a 5* Clubman apartment at the Rotunda in Birmingham plus two nights at our 39 Steps apartment in Barcelona.
In need of some retail therapy? Check out the Shopping In Birmingham website for excellent info on the city's hottest sales, offers and competitions. And you may spot one of our penthouses starring in their Shopped and Dropped section.
A very Merry Christmas from all of us at Staying Cool! We hope that you have a wonderful day.
"The New York Times recently named our second city as one of the hottest destinations for 2012...Its favourite place to stay? Staying Cool's apartments atop the Rotunda..." The Sunday Times
"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out
""..the Rotunda is superbly located bang in the city centre with New Street and the famous Christmas market less than 20ft from our door – perfect for dropping off those heavy shopping bags."" North Devon Journal