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
Birmingham's BE Festival runs next month from July 2nd-6th. BE is an international theatre festival and each year it receives rave reviews from the press, such as:
'wildly flavoursome' ★★★★ - The Times
'a terrific line-up' - The Guardian
'a world-class festival' - Time Out
BE is different from most festivals: the venue is an old factory in the Jewellery Quarter and audiences can eat dinner with the performers (who come from all over Europe) during the interval. It's unique and well worth a visit.
Have you visited Cadbury World? Bring your family to stay in any of our two-bed apartments during the summer holidays* for two nights or more and get two free tickets for under 16s.
Quote CHOCOLATE when you book.
*July 20th-Sept 1st
Birmingham will be buzzing even more than usual next month when
International Jazz Festival hits town. 209
performances and the majority are free! July 5th-14th.
Visit Birmimgham has produced a new video called Birmingham in 30 Seconds featuring gems such as Symphony Hall and the Custard Factory. Take a look!
""The Week's Best Deals: Birmingham's Staying Cool at the Rotunda is enticing 'time flexible' guests to its chic, 60s-inspired self-catering apartments with discounted stays on Monday and Sunday nights..." " The Observer Magazine
"Only one thing could possibly top the stylish design-led interiors at Staying Cool, and that’s the views..." Elle online
"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