Are the Easter school holidays dragging? Walking with Dinosaurs will be at Birmingham's NIA from until the 14th April and some tickets are still available. The show, which features life-size dinoaurs brought to 'life', comes highly recommended.
If that sounds a little too scary for your kids then We're Going on a Bear Hunt at Birmingham Town Hall could be a good alternative (11th-17th April).
Are you moving to Birmingham and looking for accommodation for a few weeks or months? Use our brilliant relocation service and you'll be able to experience living in one of the city's most iconic buildings.
The Aegon Classic, featuring many of the world's leading female players, takes place in Birmingham from 9th-16th June, 2013.
We like the look of Ladies' Day on Thursday 13th, which will support a local breast cancer charity. Teaming up with ShoppinginBirmingham.com, Ladies Day will include a full day of tennis plus treats such as cocktail making, hair styling and manicures.
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.
"Only one thing could possibly top the stylish design-led interiors at Staying Cool, and that’s the views..." Elle online
""..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
""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