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.
If you're a film buff, check out Birmingham's Flatpack Festival. It returns in March (21st-31st) for the seventh year. There's a wide array of animation, documentaries, short films, music videos and experimental cinema on offer.
If you'd like to win a night with us and have a free bottle of champagne chilling on arrival pop over to our Twitter feed to find out how. All it takes to be in with a chance is a follow and a retweet!
"..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
"Self catering couldn't be more groovy." The Telegraph's Stella magazine
""..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