Staying Cool's serviced apartments in Birmingham at Rotunda are a two-minute walk to New Street Station and only an eight minute train journey to the NEC (10 trains per hour).
Rotunda is a stone's throw from Selfridges and hundreds of other shops, restaurants and bars. In short, it's a far livelier place to stay than near the airport/NEC!
We look after many exhibitors and visitors to trade fairs at the NEC.
NEC VIP includes:
Train tickets to and from the NEC (we'll give you your tickets at check-in to save you time queuing at the station)
Car parking at the nearby Bullring if you need it too
Use of a gym just 200m away
As well as all the other inclusive extras such as free Wi-Fi, complimentary Dorset cereals and gym membership of course.
We have a very special Valentine's package available in Birmingham- the perfect treat if you and your loved one love classical music.
If you book a Mini or Clubman apartment for Wednesday, February 13th there will be a free bottle of champagne chilling for you on arrival plus two tickets for Orchestra of the Swan's 'Young Romantics'concert at 2.30pm. Young Romantics features Tamsin Waley-Cohen on violin and Huw Watkins on piano.
The champagne and tickets are complimentary, but this offer is strictly limited to the first five bookings - please book as soon as possible quoting the code Loveclassical.
Book online or call us on 0121 285 1290.
The City of Birmimgham Symphony Orchestra is running a January sale giving 25% off tickets. Book by January 27th.
If you love classical musical then watch this space. We sponsor the wonderful Orchestra of the Swan and we'll be putting details of a very special Valentine's offer involving the orchestra online in the next day or so.
We enjoyed The Guardian's new (and cheeky) Quick City Guide to Birmingham, especially as it recommends Staying Cool at the Rotunda as the place to stay in the city:
"Refurbished and renovated by Urban Splash, it towers over the main shopping streets of the city and is a fantastically central place to stay."
We were delighted that our Mini apartments at the Rotunda were selected for Easy Living magazine's feature '100 Hot Hotels under £100'.
Easy Living's February 2013 issue said: "This compact but super-cool studio space at the top of Birmingham's towering Rotunda has floor-to-ceiling windows, impressive city skyline views and slick Swinging-Sixties deco, with all the latest mod cons, including an Apple entertainment system."
The glamour! Amelia Lily recorded the video for the acoustic version of her hit song Shut Up (And Give Me Whatever You Got) in one of our Rotunda penthouses. It's looking rather gorgeous even if we say so ourselves.
Watch the video on YouTube.
It is Chinese New Year on Sunday, 10th February and it is celebrated in style in Birmingham. We recommend booking in with us at the Rotunda as it's very convenient for China Town.
And, if you can stay another night, take advantage of our brilliant Alternative Weekend offer with special rewards for staying Sunday/Monday.
On January 20th, Birmingham Town Hall will open its doors to host a line-up of bridal designers and exhibitors for the Designer Vintage Bridal Boutique.
Explore stands offering vintage originals and all things vintage-inspired, including designer gowns and beautifully intricate jewellery. You can also enjoy catwalk shows, refreshments and demonstrations.
Tickets are £5, VIP tickets are £10.
And don't forget to talk to us at Staying Cool about our unique, sophisticated wedding night packages.
Our Twitter competition ended last night and it proved hugely popular. Sian Roberts was the lucky winner and will be coming to stay with us in a Mini (with a bottle of champagne chilling in the fridge on arrival) some time in 2013. Congratulations, Sian!
Follow Staying Cool on Twitter: @staying_cool
In need of some serious fun to brighten up the start of the year? You can enjoy Birmingham Hippodrome's brilliant panto, Robinson Crusoe, until Sunday 27th January.
"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
""..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