We were delighted to see the recent news that Birmingham is the world's fastest growing Christmas and New Year destination. With the Big Wheel, the outdoor ice rink, the Christmas market (closes 22nd) and thousands of festive lights to enjoy - not to mention world-class shopping and cultural delights - we can understand why Birmingham is top of the tree
If you're planning a few days away with your family, take a look at Junior Magazine's glowing review of the Rotunda and Birmingham. Art Director Lisa came to stay with her husband Eoin and their children, Lois (7) and Jimmy (3).
Enjoy breakfast in the privacy of your Rotunda apartment. We'll supply quality
coffee and teas, fresh milk, juicing oranges, Dove's Farm cereals
and great views.
If you want something more substantial - such as a Full English - we also have breakfast packs available when you book.
The Electric - Birmingham's wonderful indie cinema - is holding a special screening of the Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life. The added extra is that drinks from the Wine Tasting Company will be included in the ticket price.
Details for the Dec 21st screening are available at theelectric.co.uk
We were pleased to welcome Glamour in the County (and friend) to the Rotunda last weekend. You can read all about their very stylish break in Birmingham here
Mad for Millais? Bonkers about Burne-Jones? Only a couple of minutes away from our Rotunda apartments you can see an unrivalled collection of Pre-Raphaelite art.
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery houses 2,000 works related to the movement ranging from oil paintings, tapestries, drawings, sketchbooks, stained glass and related cartoons, to prints, illustrated books, watercolours, ceramics and archive material. And you can visit for free.
It's Small Business Saturday in the UK today. Staying Cool is so proud to be an independent company.
Statistic of the day: if you spend £100 with a local business an estimated £68 remains in that community. It's down to £42 with a chain.
Our Rotunda apartments are in an amazing location for enjoying
Selfridges Birmingham and all that the Bullring has to
Selfridges are having a very cool yule in 2013. Here's their line up
Into Instagram? Don't forget to tag the cool shots you take when you stay with us. We love seeing them. Just use the hashtag #stayingcoolapartments
You can find our Instagram account here
We're running a competition to win a night in a Mini apartment at Rotunda in Birmingham. All the details on how to enter are here
Best of British from Staying Cool!
"Someone has put a lot of thought into making the stay a wonderful experience for guests, and it shows." Made for Mums
"Why go? For an ultra-stylish taste of Birmingham..." Red online
"..brilliant either for a short break with kids or just for a night or weekend away without them if your batteries need recharging." The Baby Website