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.
We have a very special offer coming up. Please watch this space tomorrow!
165 million cups of tea are drunk in the UK every
day. Here at Staying Cool we appreciate the joy of a
perfect cup of tea. When you check in with us you'll find a range
of quality British teas in your kitchen. And you'll also find fresh
milk in the fridge on arrival rather than those horrible little UHT
We're proud supporters of Orchestra of the Swan. If you become a Friend of theirs you'll be able to buy tickets for a rather special event at Staying Cool at the Rotunda in May and enjoy many other benefits.
A Room with a View on May 8th will be held in one of our Rotunda penthouses and will feature a recital with canapes and Pimms.
"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
"Someone has put a lot of thought into making the stay a wonderful experience for guests, and it shows." Made for Mums
"Why go? For an ultra-stylish taste of Birmingham..." Red online