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Clouds07 May 2012

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. 

Top Most Visited Cities04 May 2012
We're pleased to see that both of our British locations are in the top four of the  most visited cities in the UK.
We have serviced apartments in Manchester and Birmingham and those great cities now lie at third and second place respectively behind London and Edinburgh. 
Beethoven in Birmingham03 May 2012

We are proud sponsors of Orchestra of the Swan and love what they do. 

Five pairs of complimentary tickets have been put aside for  Beethoven's Pastoral at the Town Hall, Birmingham on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 2.30pm. 

Tickets are available on a first come first served basis. If you'd like to go along, please call the box office on 01789 267567 and quote STAYINGCOOL.

Food Glorious Food02 May 2012

All of our apartments feature well-equipped Poggenpohl kitchens. We provide fresh milk, freshly ground coffee , teas and hot chocolate, oranges for the juicer and cereals, plus basics such as salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. 

But did you know that we also offer a pre-order menu at our Birmingham serviced apartments?

Bookable extras

Bookable extras can be waiting in your apartment when you arrive. 

You could go for our Full English pack with bacon, sausages, eggs, baked beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, potato cakes, butter and preserves. Night owls might appreciate our Midnight Munchies. 

Please check out our full menu  which includes a selection of wine. We'll put white, rose and champagne on chill for your arrival.

We work with local delis and shops to bring you the very best organic and free range, locally-procured or Fairtrade produce.

With Staying Cool, you can have your eggs just as you like them.

Business Travellers01 May 2012

We think that we have thought of everything you may need while working away from home on business - from free Wi-Fi and inclusive extras to the most comfortable of beds,

One third of our guests each week are returning clients - business people who choose to stay with us every time they are in town.

We asked business guests at our stylish serviced apartments in Birmingham to name the top five things that they like about Staying Cool (apart from the great views):

  • Perfectly located for the ICC, NEC, the Business District, New Street and Moor Street stations
  • The fast, free, secure Wi-Fi
  • The space and facilities to be able to work properly - alone or with colleagues
  • "Feeling at home" thanks to creature comforts and the helpful team
  • The inclusive extras that make a travel budget go further such as cereals and oranges for the juicer and heavily discounted car parking 

 

Drawing Competition30 April 2012

We're running a drawing competition for little kids staying in one of our serviced apartments in Birmingham this summer.


We have looked after 500+ families now at Rotunda over the past four years. Children, parents and grandparents alike think that Rotunda is a very family friendly place to stay.

Every guest aged ten and under who comes to stay with us before September 9th, 2012 will get the chance to enter our  Summer 2012 Drawing Competition and win a £50 voucher. All they have to do is draw the Rotunda or the view they can see out of the window. 

Be an NEC VIP29 April 2012

Did you know that we offer a special package for guests attending the NEC? Stay in style with us at the heart of the city centre and you're just ten minutes away by train.

Staying Cool's serviced apartments in Birmingham at Rotunda are:

  • A two-minute walk to New Street Station

  • An eight-minute train journey to the NEC (10 trains per hour)

Rotunda is a stone's throw from Selfridges and hundreds of other shops, restaurants and bars. In short, it's a far livelier place to stay than near the airport/NEC!

We look after many exhibitors and visitors to trade fairs at the NEC.

Our NEC VIP includes:

To book our NEC VIP Package use the Rate Code NEC when you book here online or by email and phone (+44 (0)121 285 1290).

 

Weddings28 April 2012

Spring is in the air and we've just cottoned on to the fact that our favourite indie cinema in Birmingham, The Electric, does weddings. Getting hitched at the Electric and then honeymooning with us at the Rotunda? That sounds like a very cool plan.

If you want to plan something special at The Electric, call manager Sam Bishop on 0121 643 7879 or e-mail sam@theelectric.co.uk. 

And don't forget to give us a call at Staying Cool - our chic apartments are just perfect for proposals and honeymoons. Our guest relations team will make sure that everything goes swimmingly.

David Thomas of The Independent recommends Staying Cool at the Rotunda for romance.

The Voyage June 201226 April 2012

A spectacular free event called The Voyage will take place in Birmingham from 21 June 2012 - 24 June 2012. This will be an amazing sight! An enormous ship will sail into the centre of Victoria Square docking itself beside the city's Town Hall. 


If you'd like to watch The Voyage and stay in style in Birmingham, we currently have availability for those nights.

The Voyage, part of the Cultural Olympiad, will take place in Victoria Square which is just minutes away from Staying Cool at the Rotunda


You'll be able to watch the action unfold onboard the ship and be caught up in the atmosphere on the ground, where seagulls swoop and travellers prepare to embark on their journey. When the ship sets sail, the Town Hall will be transformed by spectacular projected imagery and the city's skyline will become a dream of undiscovered worlds. 

Professional dancers and aerialists will join forces with a huge choir, live musicians and more than 140 community performers to transform the Square and tell the story.

This outdoor multimedia spectacle is created byMotionhouse, one of the UK's foremost dance theatre companies, and world-renowned physical theatre company Legs On The Wall, from Australia. 

'The company blasts physical theatre into a new and triumphant dimension.'

The Sun Herald, Australia, on Legs On The Wall

'A fascinating experience... an assault on the sense, amazing.'

Manchester Evening News on Motionhouse

Produced by Birmingham Hippodrome, and with original film projections from award winning Logela Multimedia, The Voyage is a free event for the whole family.

Olympic Football Offer25 April 2012

Six of the London 2012 football venues actually lie outside London. We have the perfect accommodation for seeing games at two of them - Old Trafford in Manchester and the City of Coventry stadium (which is only minutes by train from our serviced apartments in Birmingham). And we have a special offer which could save you 25% on your stay.

Olympic Football at Old Trafford, Manchester
Seven matches will take place at Old Trafford between July 26th and August 7th, 2012. Our Manchester serviced apartments were recently recommended by no less than VisitEngland for the London 2012 matches in Manchester.

Olympic Football at City of Coventry Stadium, Coventry
Eight London 2012 football matches will take place in Coventry between July 25th and August 9th, 2012. Why not combine the footie with a stay in the vibrant Second City? Trains from Birmingham New Street (in the shadow of the Rotunda) take as little as 19 minutes to reach Coventry.

And back at your Staying Cool base you'll be able to enjoy the rest of London 2012 on TV in true style. Make sure that you have the beers chilling in the fridge for when you get back from the match! The apartments are very family-friendly too.

Special offer
We're showing our support for the football at London 2012 by making a very special offer. If you stay at our serviced apartments in Birmingham or Manchester for any of the Olympic football matches at Coventry (or Old Trafford), we will refund 25% of the cost of your apartment for the match night on production of your tickets for the game.

 

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""..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

"..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