We reached the 300 review mark this weekend on TripAdvisor and the vast majority of those are 5 star reviews! Thank you very much to everyone who took the time to review us - your feedback is invaluable.
Another fine dining restaurant is opening soon in Birmingham. Adam's Restaurant opens on April 12th with chef Adam Stokes in charge.
Adam earned a Michelin star in 2011 at Glanapp Castle in Scotland.
If you are coming to stay with us at the Rotunda in Birmingham, don't forget that you can prebook wonderful relaxation and grooming treatments.
Urban Retreat will come to your apartment and carry out your treatment there. The feedback so far from guests has been excellent!
We do love good architecture - the Rotunda is Grade II listed - and we were pleased to see that Birmingham will see a new architecture festival launched this year.
Birmingham Architecture Festival will run from Friday 24th to Monday 27th May, 2013.
Very exciting news! Staying Cool at the Rotunda is in the finals of the Visit England Awards for Excellence for 2013. These awards are the tourism equivalent of the Oscars and we are in the top five for self catering for the whole of England.
We have to wait until May 20th to find out whether we have won, but we are very proud to have been selected.
We were very delighted to be featured The Times this weekend!
Our Mini apartments at the Rotunda were at number seven in The Times' 'Where to Stay for under £100' top twenty. Times subscribers can access the full piece online, but for everyone else here's what they had to say:
"Round the corner from Selfridges and the Bullring shopping centre, Staying Cool offers 26 fantastic apartments at the top of the Rotunda tower. Each has a kitchenette and a laid-back style, with ceiling to floor windows, modern art and designer chairs. There's an espresso machine, a bowl of oranges to use in a juicer and complimentary Dorset cereals. The views across the city are spectacular."
It's worth saying that all of our apartments from the Minis to the penthouses have well-equipped Poggenpohl kitchens with full ovens, dishwashers etc.
We were delighted to welcome Archer's star Tim Bendincks (aka David Archer) to Staying Cool at the Rotunda.
You can read the great things that he had to say about Birmingham and his Birmingham penthouse in Tim's piece in the Mail on Sunday.
Flatpack Festival has begun in Birmingham and it runs until March 31st.
Flatpack is an absolute must for film lovers. You can view the full programme of one of the UK's most inventive cultural events here
Here's an Easter treat for you! £99 per apartment per night for
all of our Minis at the Rotunda
between 24th-28th March and 31st-4th April, 2013.
The booking code EASTERMINI can be used at www.stayingcool.com or by calling us on 0121 285 1290. Please book now as this is subject to availability.
""..our apartment was equipped with a fully functioning kitchen, replete with oranges for juicing, a juicer, coffee grounds for grinding, a coffee machine, and the most swaggy open-plan living room, framed by a seemingly endless view..."" Wonderland Magazine
"..brilliant either for a short break with kids or just for a night or weekend away without them if your batteries need recharging." The Baby Website
"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