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."
The Independent ran a great piece on Birmingham's music scene recently calling it an "indie music explosion". The piece (in full here) concludes that "Birmingham is fast becoming the best place in the UK to look to for the most exciting new music".
If you want to discover the Next Big Thing head this way!
Birmingham's stunning Hippodrome theatre has launched ticket sales for Disney's The Lion King which will run from Sat 29 Jun - Sat 28 Sep, 2013.
The Lion King stage show has been a huge hit worldwide - seen by over 65 million people. In June 2013, this acclaimed production will begin a limited season at Birmingham Hippodrome as part of its first ever UK tour.
If you are planning a trip to see The Lion King in Birmingham then take a look at our Rotunda apartments. They are perfectly located for seeing a show at the Birmingham Hippodrome and self catering is the ideal choice for families.
Birmingham calling! We have a very special last-minute offer running for stays up until the end of this month (November 2012).
Save 10% off nights at the Rotunda by quoting the discount code 'lastminute' when you book online or by phone 0121 285 1290.
Full details of the offer here
The quite brilliant Supersonic Festival kicks off in Birmingham on Friday and runs until Sunday, 21 October.
If you are a lover of advernturous music, Supersonic is not to be missed!
Further Afield - with their focus on handpicked, gay friendly places to stay - visited our delighful Barcelona apartment, 39 Steps.
Their conclusion? "A stunning apartment for two - ultra modern design perfectly blended with traditional Barcelona style. Perfect for those who like the luxury of a well-located small hotel but want the independence of an apartment with personality."
You can read the full review here.
"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
"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
""..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