Major celebrations are being planned to mark the opening of Birmingham's new library in September.
The 4 Squares Weekender will will feature free outdoor performances in and around four of the city's major squares including performances by the CBSO, aerial and acrobatics by NoFit State Circus and appearances by Birmingham Royal Ballet.
It will take place from September 6th-8th, 2013.
Lobster is one of the key tastes of a British summer. You can enjoy a whole native 'sweet' lobster with salad or fries at Opus in Cornwall Street for only £15. The offer ends on August 17th. Full details here.
The Custard Factory is one of Birmimgham's funkiest destinations and the hub of creativity in the city. On Saturday, August 3rd it becomes even more funky with an Antiques and Vintage Bazaar being held there.
We're overdue a shout out for Eclectic Chair - who made all of our cushions for the Rotunda. Eclectic Chair (aka the lovely Heather Linnett) has just relocated from Leeds to Manchester. You can check out the wonderful vintage, mid century modern and antique furniture Heather transforms using vintage fabrics on the Eclectic Chair website.
This week, like the rest of Britain/the world, we are all about babies!
We pride ourselves on our family friendly policies at Staying Cool and welcome little ones. In Barcelona and Birmingham, we have free high chairs and cots available and our Rotunda apartments come with free Cool for Kids extras.
Style Birmingham Live AW13 hits town on September 28th and is one for you if you love fashion. This year, in addition to the catwalk shows, VIP ticket holders will be able to enjoy a pre-show glass of bubbly at Virgin Train's 'First Class Lounge' and pick up a Harvey Nichs/Mailbox goody bag.
The Electric Cinema, minutes from the Rotunda, is one of our favourite spots in Birmingham thanks to the beauty of its 1930s interior and its fabulous programming.
Today sees the launch of the Electric's 2013's Shock and Gore Festival for horror and fantasy fans. Don't miss it!
The food and drinks events are coming thick and fast this summer in Birmingham! Next week it's the turn of Foodival at the Bull Ring. This new festival sounds intriguing. It is based around an edible garden and offers plenty of entertainment ranging from poetry to bhangra.
Birmingham is getting ready for its first craft beer festival. The Birmingham Beer Bash takes place on July 26th and 27th and is raising funds for Birmingham's Children's Hospital.
We're very proud of the fact that we offer the only official 5-star accommodation in Birmingham. Our penthouses, Maxi and Clubman apartments at the Rotunda have five stars whilst our Mini studio apartments have a very respectable four.
""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
"Someone has put a lot of thought into making the stay a wonderful experience for guests, and it shows." Made for Mums
"Self catering couldn't be more groovy." The Telegraph's Stella magazine