We were thrilled that hugely popular lifestyle blog Domestic Sluttery came to stay at one of our Rotunda penthouses. The review is now online and it's a great one with excellent photos too (as below).
Domestic Sluttery is a recommended read!
Birmimgham Comedy Festival kicks off this weekend and runs from the 5-14 October.
Comedy in the Dark at The Electric sounds particularly intriguing- the show was a sell out success at the Edinburgh Fringe.
There's been a lot of negative publicity about the iOS 6 version of Apple Maps, but we were rather thrilled when we saw what a search for our postcode brings up - users get a a reminder of our website url thrown in for free!
We have five pairs of VIP tickets and 10 pairs of standard tickets to give away for Grand Designs Live, which runs at the NEC, Birmingham from 12-14 October.
To enter, simply email your answer to the following question to
Who presents Grand Designs?
A) George Clarke
b) Kevin McCloud
c) Phil Spencer
We'll pick the winners at noon on October 1. Good luck!
We're running a competition to support Coffee Brum Day - organised by Birmingham's independent coffee retailers. We're giving away a six-month Coffee Connoisseurs subscription from the company that supplies all of our coffee to the Rotunda - Urban Coffee Co.
Every month for six months, the lucky winner will receive by post 2 x 125g hand-picked coffees, expert tasting notes, coffee preparation guides and online Connoisseur Academy access.
You can enter by clicking the image below. The competition is running on Facebook and closes at 1pm on Friday, October 5th.
Supersonic Festival is celebrating its 10th year of bringing adventurous music to Birmingham in 2012. It's back from October 19-21.
Supersonic is a combination of art, music and film and the team behind it - Capsule - pride themselves on crafting extraordinary events for the adventurous. You can listen to funeral doom, prog, folk, avant jazz and grindcore in one weekend.
It's another brilliant example of the depth and breadth of culture on offer in Britain's second city.
What promises to be one of the freakist series of events in Birmingham in 2012 takes place next month. Zombie chase game 2.8 Hours Later will be run across the city from Wednesday, 17th to Saturday, 20th October.
Looks like the most fun a zombie apocalypse could be!
To get you in the mood, The Electric cinema is showing Night of the Living Dead on October 12th.
Midlands Discovery Tours and Coffee Birmingham have teamed up to present The Spirit of Birmingham tour on Coffee Birmingham Day (September 29). The ticket price includes coffee courtesy of our suppliers Urban Coffee Company.
Join an expert local Blue Badge tourist guide for a very special walking tour of Birmingham. Explore modern Birmingham's thriving independent scene in music, art, literature, industry and, of course, food and drink
Celebrate Birmingham as a city of creativity, innovation and enterprise from its earliest days to modern times.
The Manchester Weekender is back for a third year and
runs from the 12-14 October. Described as , "a weekend-long
snapshot of the best (or at least the most eclectic) of the city's
art and culture" it's one not to miss.
Most of our apartments in Manchester are long-term lets, but if you are looking for a place to stay for The Weekender you may get lucky with Fresh.
Watch it in true style on one of their VIP sofas.
""..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
""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
"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