Joel Cooper of the North Devon Journal wrote an excellent piece about his visit to Birmingham's Christmas Frankfurt Fair.
Joel stayed in one of our serviced apartments at the Rotunda and was very impressed. He described his apartment as "uber-trendy" and said, "The 18th floor apartment - part of the Staying Cool complex - boasts retro Sixties furniture, a fully equipped modern kitchen, iPod dock, free wi-fi, a juicer complete with a stash of ripe oranges and the most stunning view of Birmingham I have ever seen."
Max Davidson of the Daily Telegraph came to Birmingham in search of Tolkien heritage and stayed with us.
Here's what Max discovered in Birmingham and Oxford: On the Tolkien Trail
We were delighted that the Observer Magazine featured our Alternative Weekend as its Deal of the Week for the UK this Sunday.
We've launched a competition with Whisk Hampers which runs until December 19th.
It takes ten seconds to enter this great competition.
Full details here
We like to pop seasonal treats into our apartments at the Rotunda, so that guests get a special treat on arrival.
From tomorrow (December 1st) until Christmas, guests will receive a complimentary Cadbury's chocolate selection box.
Get on board the Art Bus on Saturday, December 1st! Be transported between Birmingham's finest art galleries, while enjoying some complimentary mince pies.
For further details, please call Ikon Gallery on 0121 248 0708.
The wonderful (and free!) Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery launches its Nativity Art Trail at 2pm on Friday, 30th November.
From a 16th-century enamel to Pre-Raphaelite favourites, the Nativity Art Trail offers the chance to view the Christmas Story through 500 years of art.
The trail features favourites such as The Star of Bethlehem by Edward Burne-Jones and a stained glass window made for the Methodist Chapel in Cradley Heath. It runs until January 6th.
You can also visit Father Christmas in his grotto at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
The BBC Good Food Show starts at the NEC tomorrow and runs until Sunday, December 2nd.
The show can be reached easily by train from central Birmingham and our apartments at the Rotunda. Trains to the NEC from Birmingham New Street take from 10-15 minutes.
If you are looking for an alterarnative to panto this winter, The Birmingham Stage Company is staging James and the Giant Peach until February 2nd, 2013 when it will go on tour.
The Birmingham Mail gave the show five stars and said, "At the end of this near-two hour show the cast left the stage to long and loud applause and waves from cheering parents and children - the best review of all."
Birmingham Royal Ballet is currently staging a production of Cinderella at the Hippodrome. It runs until December 9th.
'This sumptuous Cinderella is a banquet for the eyes' THE INDEPENDENT
Televised by the BBC in 2010, this is a stunning production with music by Sergei Prokofiev.
""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
"..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