Fodor's describe their Choice selections as 'the best of the best'. We are very proud to have been selected.
Birmingham's celebrations of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light, are amongst the biggest in the UK.
Visit Birmingham has information on when and where where you can enjoy Diwali in the city, including a free event hosted by BBC Asian Network on November 18th. There will be plenty on offer for all the family including music, dancing and a dedicated Kids Zone.
Air Canada's Enroute Magazine has taken an in-depth look at Birmimgham's foodie scene.
The Yummy Brummies piece by Laura Osborne features interviews (and tastings) with many of the city's major players.
Red says, "Staying Cool's 20 apartment rentals are really something else. For a start, there's the 1960s style - aping the decade the Grade II-listed tower was built - with bright white space-age style kitchens and large prints of Twiggy-esque models in industrial Birmingham adorning the walls.
"With studios, 1-bed and 2-bed apartments available, they work for families, business trips and weekend breakers equally well, while they're absolutely perfect for a one-off super-romantic weekend."
Fireworks are the big deal in Birmingham this weekend as Britain celebrates Guy Fawkes Night, but you could also:
The Christmas Parade should make a great trip out. It features a fantastic line up of events such as the chance to see live camels carrying the Three Wise Men, and an aerialist performing a breathtaking sequence from inside a huge candle.
We were delighted to see that three Birmingham restaurants made it into the top half of the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 published on 28 October.
Congratulations to all involved!
We'll give you a bottle of champagne (and they'll get one too!) if you recommend a friend or colleague to come and stay with us at our serviced apartments in Birmingham.
All the details are here on our website.
If you're coming to stay with us in Birmingham over the next week or so then you'll be able to enjoy some phenomenal firework displays in the city.
Visit Birmingham have put together a Bonfire Night Guide detailing when and where you can see the best organised displays. You may well be able to spot some of them from your apartment at the Rotunda!
We're delighted to say that Staying Cool at the Rotunda is featured in a New York Times' guide - 36 Hours - 125 Weekends in Europe.
We are the first of only two recommended places to stay in Birmingham and we're really proud to have been recognised by such a prestigious publication. It's also a very beautiful book.
The Coolhunter has reviewed the book and says, "The beautifully executed European edition is great for both ambitious jetsetters and ambling couch surfers."
"Self catering couldn't be more groovy." The Telegraph's Stella magazine
"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out
""..the Rotunda is superbly located bang in the city centre with New Street and the famous Christmas market less than 20ft from our door – perfect for dropping off those heavy shopping bags."" North Devon Journal