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Sunday Times Piece19 February 2012

Staying Cool's Rotunda apartments are featured in a Sunday's Times article on self-catering accommodation offering "affordable luxury and added extras".

The piece, by Susan d'Arcy, was published on February 19th and said, "The New York Times recently named our second city as one of the  hottest destinations for 2012. (It has more miles of canal than Venice, apparently, although fewer palazzi.) The article waxed lyrical about the culinary scene and the famous balti belt. Its favourite place to stay? Staying Cool's apartments atop the Rotunda, which have bespoke sofas, Macs and Poggenpohl kitchens with espresso machines."

New Look New Street16 February 2012

The transformation of Birmingham's New Street rail station continues apace. The curvy, reflective steel facade should look especially wonderful from Staying Cool's apartmentsat the top of the Rotunda.

Many of our guests travel by train and the new ' fly through' video from Network Rail shows that they'll soon be able to arrive here in style.

The Ultimate Date07 February 2012

What may be the UK's most stylish Valentine's date is on offer to guests at Staying Cool at the Rotunda this February. Kim Richards, Staying Cool's Birmingham Manager, said, "What could be better than a chic, private apartment; a free bottle of champagne chilling in the fridge; and 'Casablanca' at the funky Electric cinema  just around the corner? It's stylish yet seductive."

Anyone booking at the Rotunda online for February 10th, 11th, 14th, 17th or the 18th February, 2012 will find a bottle of champagne chilling in the fridge on arrival if they use VALENTINE in the rate code box.

The nearby Electric Cinema is showing Casablanca from the 11th-14th Feb and The Artist from the 17th-23rd. 

Cool for Kids with 10% Discount03 February 2012

Staying Cool is offering discounts for family stays at the Rotunda up until the end of April 2012, alongside an on-going Cool for Kids package of free extras.

Our Cool for Kids package offers free extras for families, ranging from baby cots to dressing up boxes. There's fun to be had for adults too with treats such as spa treatments available in the apartments. 

A 10% online discount is available from now until the end of April 2012 via  stayingcool.com or by calling 0121 285 1290 quoting FAMILY10.

The 5* and 4* serviced apartments in Birmingham, recommended by  The New York Times in January 2012, have proved very popular with families since they opened in 2008.

Kim Richards, Staying Cool's Birmingham Manager, said, "Everyone deserves some glamour in their lives, especially parents. Our apartments are very practical and convenient for families, but they're also beautifully designed with stunning views and great interiors." 


The New York Times recommends Staying Cool at the Rotunda 27 January 2012

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.

Thumbs Up for NYE at Rotunda14 January 2012

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.


Rotunda is perfect for Romance according to The Independent09 January 2012

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).


iPad2 Winner03 January 2012

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!

Competition Winner23 December 2011

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!

Two Great New Reviews for Rotunda 22 December 2011

Staying Cool received two early Christmas presents this week - glowing reviews from Glamour and iVillage.

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.

Staying Cool Serviced Apartments Birmingham Maxi Chair And View
Staying Cool Serviced Apartments Birmingham Mini Bedroom
Staying Cool Serviced Apartments Birmingham Maxi Chair And View




"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

"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out

"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