There's been great excitement here as we have been recommended by The New York Times.
Reporter Mark Vanhoenacker's piece 36 Hours in Birmingham is a fascinating guide to the very best the city has to offer. We're very proud to have been included.
Maureen Flynn, who won our Style Birmingham competition to spend NYE in a Mini apartment, sent us a lovely thank you for her stay with her grandsons. Maureen wrote:
"A great big "thank you" to Staying Cool for a 'flash, bang, wallop!' start to 2012. My grandsons, Logan and Hennessey and I enjoyed a luxurious overnight stay courtesy of Staying Cool in Birmingham's iconic Rotunda. At midnight, as the New Year began, our 19th floor apartment afforded us a brilliant panoramic view as Brummies celebrated in an explosion of colour with their magnificent pyrotechnic displays.
Add to this a truly comfortable night's sleep and a delicious, leisurely breakfast watching as the city awoke, we'll certainly be back. We can truly say we saw 2012 in on a high!"
We have lots of free extras on offer for families at Rotunda including cots and dressing up boxes, check out our Cool for Kids page for details.
Those nice people at The Independent wrote a great piece about how Birmingham is a Great Place For Romancetoday. Lead writer David Thomas stayed with us at Rotunda in 2011. Mr Thomas speaks very wisely!
Book with us online via this website at Rotunda for any of these dates: 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th or 18th Feb and there'll be a bottle of champagne chilling in the fridge for you on arrival. Just pop VALENTINE in the Rate Promotion box when you book (offer is limited to online bookings only).
The Staying Cool team enjoyed a great start to New Year's Eve 2011 - having waited all year, we finally gave away an iPad 2.
The winner was Sharon Weadon.
We wish everyone connected with Staying Cool a wonderful 2012!
Maureen Flynn was the winner of a New Year's Eve stay in a Mini apartment in Rotunda courtesy of Staying Cool andStyle Birmingham.
Maureen beat off stiff competition for the prize after telling us that she is babysitting her eight-year-old grandson on NYE and they want to watch the fireworks from the Rotunda. We can't resist a glamorous grandma!
Glamour girl Hannah Lyons Powell checked out Birmingham as a
weekend destination and gave the city and Staying Cool full marks.
She would come back, "In a heartbeat".
For iVillage, Wersha Bharadwa said that Staying Cool has been, "sending locals, tourists and weekend fashionistas into a spin with Mad-Men-meets-state-of-the-art interiors and facilities."
You can see the full reviews by clicking on the links above.
In conjunction with Style Birmingham, Staying Cool are offering the chance to win a night in a Mini apartment at Rotunda, Birmingham on New Year's Eve.
The Rotunda's fantastic location means that our winners will be able to enjoy the city's nightlife and then be back in their uber stylish apartment in no time. You can enter the competition here via Facebook until Friday 23rd Dec at 5pm.
Alternatively, please email email@example.com with 'Style Birmingham competition' as the subject header and tell us why you would like to win the prize.
You must be over 21. T&Cs apply.
Would you like to win some beautiful, funky tableware in time for Christmas? Then take a look at our new Lou Rota competition. A £75 voucher is up for grabs here:http://tinyurl.com/coy7zqo
Lou Rota designed 50 'Art on Legs' chairs for us at Rotunda. She has now launched an online shop atwww.lourota.com
The site showcases the entire range of Lou's delectable collage with-a-modern-twist wares.
At www.lourota.com you can
zoom in on every detail of the range's hallmark motifs of bugs and
birds, reptiles and flowers in unexpected, witty combinations,
found on everything from side and dinner plates, to jugs, mugs,
cake stands, telephones and more.
We hope that you'll love Lou's designs as much as we do.
Only a month to go until Christmas! Thanks to the nice folk at Cadbury's, we'll be putting a complimentary chocolate selection box in every Rotunda apartment from December 1st until Christmas Day.
We have two tickets to give away for Orchestra of the Swan's concert with Julian Lloyd Webber on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 22nd.
To enter, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the header 'Orchestra of the Swan' competition.
You can also receive a 10% discount on up to four tickets for any of Orchestra of the Swan's classical concerts in Birmingham. Simply quote/use the code 'Staying Cool' when booking.
"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
"Why go? For an ultra-stylish taste of Birmingham..." Red online
"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out