We received Manchester's first five star rating for a serviced apartment back in 2005 but in Birmingham, with our Rotunda apartments, we've gone one step further and landed the city's first ever five star rating from either the AA or Visit Britain for either a hotel or a serviced apartment.
We had been working with Urban Splash in Manchester for several years, so when we saw Splash's plans for Rotunda it was pretty much a no brainer. Together we have created very unique and individual serviced apartments in Birmingham. All those hours of planning and preparation have paid off!
We've used all the experience we have gained in Manchester over the past three and a half years to create the very best place to stay in Birmingham. Our approach in Manchester has always been to distinguish ourselves from the mass-market and the run-of-the-mill. We are fussy about the choice of development, the interior design, the brand of coffee... everything is picked with care and attention to detail. Unlike other serviced apartment companies and most hotels, we really go to town creating a stylish and comfy home-from-home for our guests. We mix design classics, specially commissioned pieces and recycled or refurbished furniture; there is always an element of individuality in each of our apartments that we hope makes us stand out from the crowd.
DJ, presenter, journalist and author, Stuart Maconie, may now be London-based but he hails from England's Northwest and has just written a series of short stories and podcasts about his native region. Stuart stayed with us while researching the manchester segment a few months back. Now you can download written mini guides and podcasts telling you all about stuart's favourite haunts. Both are packed with interesting places off the beaten track as well as little gems about the main tourist attractions - all told in stuart's imitable style. Well worth a look. www.stuartsstories.com
June 2013Staying Cool at the Rotunda
"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
"Someone has put a lot of thought into making the stay a wonderful experience for guests, and it shows." Made for Mums
"There are no bellhops nor a gym...instead you get a Mac Mini, free Wi-Fi, an espresso machine and a juicer (oranges included)." The New York Times