We're all very excited about Manchester International Festival, which starts today. The festival will bring 18 days of cutting-edge culture to the city including Massive Attack v Adam Curtis and Branagh's Macbeth.
Did you know that there's an outdoor film festival in
Birmingham? It's a really fun, free event and the public vote on
the schedule produces a line up of classic family films.
The Brindley Place Outdoor Film Festival runs from July 8th-July 14th.
The draw for our 'Win Your Stay for Free' competition just took place. One person who booked online last month could win their stay for free.
Chloe Williams is our competition winner and we'll be in touch with her straight away.
Many congratulations, Chloe!
Our competition to win a free stay closes on Sunday night (June
30th) at midnight. Every on-line booking made in June will be
entered into a draw with the winner announced on Monday at noon.
You've got to be in to win it!
More details here
We are fans of Birmingham's fabulous indie cinema, The Electric, especially when one of its wine tasting events is coming up. At next month's Shock and Gore wine tasting you can see Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula whilst enjoying some delicious reds with an Eastern European bias!
If you would like to explore Birmingham's alternative side then
we'd highly recommend a stroll down to The Custard Factory.
This creative hub has some seriously hip kit from independent retailers on offer and also hosts events with exhibitions, theatre and an art-house film club.
Did you know that when you stay with us in Birmingham you get a
free Gastro Card to use?
The Gastro Card gives you discounts at more than 80 of the city's restaurants at last count including Staying Cool favourites such as Loves, Asha's and Opus.
Great to see that our Mini apartments at the Rotunda made it into Easy Living magazine's 100 Hip Hotels Under £100 line up. Our Minis are in great company and we'd love to spend the next few months working our way through them...
We'd love you to take a look at the Birmingham Beer Bash (July 26th/27th) for two reasons:
1) It is in support of Birmingham Children's Hospital.
2) The poster features our very own Rotunda carved into a pint of beer!
One online booking made with us in June will be made free of charge. Get your name in the hat to be in with a chance! Full details here
"Only one thing could possibly top the stylish design-led interiors at Staying Cool, and that’s the views..." Elle online
"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