We were struck by this new cityscape by Verity Mulligan showing the Rotunda top left and Selfridges to the right. Gorgeous sky!
If you are planning a trip to stay with us in Birmingham, we'd recommend taking a look at the online AREA culture guide. It's full of good stuff from Grayson Perry to the many culture festivals coming up in 2014.
We greatly enjoyed a new review of a Rotunda Mini apartment from student blogger Joseph Harrison. You can find it on Joseph's blog, Desperately Seeing Adventure.
The Retail Birmingham Awards 2014 are open and Staying Cool can be voted for in the hotels section. We'd be very grateful if you can spare a minute or two to vote. You could win £250 in shopping vouchers!
Following fast on the heels of the Top Ten Hotels in Birmingham (we were number one we're happy to say), the Birmingham Mail has featured the best pubs in the city according to the Good Food Guide 2014.
Mother's Day is on March 30th this year and Birmingham is a
great place to celebrate it. Book a stay with us at Rotunda for
your mum or your partner using code MUM2014 and we'll treat her to
a Green and Black's chocolate pack.
28th-30th March inclusive. Book online via our website.
Getting married this year? Diana Khanom and Raqibul Hassan came to stay on their wedding night and used their Rotunda penthouse as a set for their photos. We're sure that you'll agree that they looked amazing.
You can see our wedding packages here
Image courtesy of Silver Halo Photography
Check out the
podcast from Birmingham Hippodrome and
you could win tickets for the opening night of Singing in the Rain,
a meal for two at the theatre's Stageside Restaurant and a one year
The Birmingham Mail has taken a forensic look at the top ten hotels in the city according to TripAdvisor. We're at number one, but we certainly don't seem to have been found wanting! The Mail said: "There are 415 reviews for Staying Cool at the Rotunda, which sounds like one great option for a Valentine's Day romantic weekend stay."
We're gearing up for one of the busiest weekends in our calendar - Valentine's! We were lucky enough to have David Thomas of The Independent to stay in 2012 and here's what he made of romance at the Rotunda.
""..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
"I liked the fact that all the food products were fairtrade/organic (excellent!). The flat was lovely, wish I had somewhere like that in London.." Kate Cater, Life & Style Editor, The Guardian
"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