Our Rotunda Cool for Kids family package is one year old. We created it to make staying with us en famille at our serviced apartments in Birmingham even more enjoyable.
You can read all about Cool for Kids in our latest blog post.
Our gorgeous Barcelona bolt hole, 39 Steps, is currently available during the half term holiday (up to the 6th).
We don't hike our prices up during the school holidays, so the apartment is perfect for teachers or anyone simply wanting to escape Jubilee fever!
39 Steps is located in the very heart of the city at the top of the Ramblas (Plaza Catalunya end). It is a great place to stay in Barcelona and if you book four nights or more you can get your last night free by using BARCA4 in the rate code box.
Skyscanner.net is a great resource for finding those last-minute flights.
London calling! We sponsor the wonderful Orchestra of the Swan. and they have five pairs of tickets put aside for us at tonight's English Genius' concert at Cadogan Hall with guest performer, Mark Bebbington.
The evening promises a night of music by Vaughan Williams (Wasp Overture and Symphony No. 5) and John Ireland (Piano Concerto and Legend).
First come, first served with a call to the box office on 020 7730 4500. Quote Staying Cool. Further details on the OOTS website.
We have a new blog post talking about business travel with Staying Cool and our PA rewards scheme. You can read all about them here.
The city is a great place for serious foodies year round. Birmingham boasts more Michelin starred restaurants than any other UK city outside London. And, this January, its vibrant culinary culture earned Birmingham a slot on the prestigious New York Times' 45 Places To Go in 2012shortlist.
VisitBirmingham have all the details.
We have a new blog post talking about how and why we began Staying Cool back in 2005.
The website is an excellent cultural guide to Manchester and very cool to boot. There's also a free Creative Tourist iPhone app available featuring walking tours, insider tips on where to eat and the most interesting places to visit.
The International Dance Festival is running until May 19th, 2012 in Birmingham. This weekend has a family focus.
Today, Spanish dance company Aracaladanza will perform Clouds at 11am. It's described as "an enchanting dance show for all the family where dancers create a magical world of moving objects, marionettes and dream-like imagery". Tickets for the show were still available at the time of posting.
Alternatively, you can enjoy Spill at 12.45pm in Cannon Hill Park free of charge. The piece uses the park's playground equipment as the set and should be a wonderful experience.
"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
"I liked the fact that all the food products were fairtrade/organic (excellent!). The flat was lovely, wish I had somewhere like that in London.." Kate Cater, Life & Style Editor, The Guardian
""..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