The Library of Birmingham won the BBC's public vote for the Stirling Prize this week, but RIBA awarded the actual Stirling Prize to the Liverpool Everyman Theatre.
Many congratulations to all at the Library of Birmingham and to the architects, Mecanoo -who stayed with us during the project - for reaching the finals of this prestigious prize.
Our apartments are the perfect place to stay as a family. Enjoy our Cool for Kids freebies and the space to do your own thing!
"As the kids did their thing...and then fell exhaustedly into their beds, we were able to sit and relax over a bottle of wine as the sun set and then the lights of the metropolis winked into life all around us." Takethefamily.com
Stirling Prize - BBC public vote - Vote for the Library of
The BBC has launched an online vote inviting people to select their favourite of the six buildings shortlisted for the Stirling Prize. The vote closes this Wednesday. You can cast your vote online
Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. The people of Birmingham have really taken Malala to their hearts - her long recovery took place here - and we were honoured to have her at the Rotunda last year when she spoke to The Guardian.
In the mood? We've put together a special Romantic Package, so that you can relax and enjoy yourselves in our chic apartments.
Enjoy accommodation for two, a bottle of champagne chilling on arrival, breakfast, flowers, chocolates and late check out (for Sunday departures). All this from only £194 per night for two people.
Rotunda, Birmingham apartments only. Full details are available online
The Independent reckons that Selfridges Birmingham - a stone's throw from Rotunda - is one of the UK's most underrated buildings. If you share our interest in architecture, then the article makes an interesting read.
Did you know that if you stay Friday and Saturday at Rotunda,
you can stay half price on Sunday? Full details on our offers page
How do you make Christmas shopping a pleasure? Use SHOPXMAS to book a stay at Rotunda and enjoy free parking and a bottle of wine. Offer ends Dec 23rd, 2014.
Our apartments are in an unbeatable, central location for shopping in Birmingham. Shop to your heart's content and then relax in your gorgeous apartment until you are ready to get back out there!
The winner of our Rotunda Selfie competition was Ginny
Hartwright, who won a stay in one of our chic Mini apartments in
Birmingham having submitted this great shot.
Congratulations from all the Staying Cool team, Ginny!
Our Rotunda Selfie competition ends at noon tomorrow.
All you need to do to enter is send us a selfie featuring the Rotunda in Birmingham, where 30 of our apartments are found.
Simply tweet your selfie @staying_cool using the hashtag #rotundaselfie or send us the image via Facebook using the same hashtag.
Terms and conditions apply
"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
"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out
"Someone has put a lot of thought into making the stay a wonderful experience for guests, and it shows." Made for Mums