We are thrilled to announce that our Rotunda apartments won a silver award last night at the prestigious Visit England Awards for Excellence. The VE Awards are the Oscars of English tourism and we are delighted to have been placed so high.
The new Birmingham Architecture Festival launches this Friday (24th May) with a party at the Old Joint Stock Theatre. If you would like to attend please RSVP here.
Book a stay for your dad or partner at the
Rotunda over the
weekend of Father's Day (14th, 15th or 16th June, 2013) and we'll
throw in a special macho treat.
Use the code COOLFORDAD when you are booking online and there will be four complimentary Peroni beers on chill in the apartment on arrival.
Thinktank science museum is one of our favourite spots in Birmingham. But it's going to get even better from May 25th when a new exhibition inspired by the brilliant Aardman film The Pirates! In Adventures with Scientists opens.Great stuff!
We're getting very excited about the Visit England Awards for Excellence, which we are attending on Monday 20th. We are in the top five for self catering in England. Watch this space for the result!
Would you like to save money on your Birmingham accommodation in July or August this year? Then please 'Like' our Facebook page where you'll find a special discount for summer stays at the Rotunda.
Thinking of heading for Barcelona with little ones and looking
for a stylish place to stay?
Our chic 39 Steps apartment is in a brilliant central location and has a travel cot and high chair in situ. You can also happily park a buggy at the bottom of the stairs in the large lobby.
We enjoyed this piece from Lonely Planet on Barcelona with the family in tow.
I am pleased to announce that the winner of our Cool for Kids competition was Andy Taylor-Jones!
Over half term, Andy and his family will enjoy two nights in a penthouse apartment, tickets for Hairspray at the Birmingham Hippodrome and a meal at Opus Cafe at Ikon Gallery.
Our competition to win a family city break in Birmingham ends tomorrow (May 10th) at noon.
The prizes are worth just under £800 in total. You could win:
Two nights in one of our two-bed Birmingham penthouses
Plus four tickets to Hairspray at the Birmingham Hippodrome
Plus £50 to spend at Café Opus at the Ikon Gallery.
If you would like the chance to win, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org using 'Cool for Kids entry' in the subject line.
There was an interesting review of Birmingham'sBarber Institute of Fine
Arts in The Times earlier this week. You can read a
snippet here to see if it perks your interest as it
The collection features works by (takes deep breath) Monet, Manet and Magritte; Renoir, Rubens, Rossetti and Rodin; Degas, Delacroix and Van Dyck; Botticelli, Poussin, Turner, Gainsborough, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Picasso and Hodgkin. Taking a trip to see it in Edgbaston is definitely on our 'To Do' list.
"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
"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
"Only one thing could possibly top the stylish design-led interiors at Staying Cool, and that’s the views..." Elle online