Congratulations to the Urban Coffee Company, which is five years old today! This small, independent company supplies us with all of the delicious coffee for our Rotunda apartments.
We're always on the hunt for the very best in Birmingham to recommend to our guests. Is there a restaurant, bar or experience that you think we should try? If so, please email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll pop it on our list of places to try.
Image courtesy of one of our favourite places, Purnell's Bistro
There is a Bank Holiday Weekend coming up at the end of the month. You could spend it in style at our Rotunda apartments with the Sunday night half price if you use our Sunday Special offer.
Book Friday and Saturday night via our website and stay on Sunday night too for half price that night. Use the rate code SUNDAYSPECIAL when booking. We're pleased to say that this offer applies to all weekends in 2014 and 2015, not just Bank Holidays.
A very moving commemoration of the start of World War I, called the Minimum Monument, took place in Birmingham this weekend.
5,000 small figures made of ice were placed on the steps of Chamberlain Square and allowed to slowly melt. The event was captured by photographer Verity Milligan and you can see more images like the one below on her Facebook page.
Take a stroll down from Rotunda to Digbeth tomorrow (Sat, Aug 2nd) and you can enjoy a very funky Summer Market. The market has a vintage twist and you'll be able to sample craft beers served from a classic Routemaster bus, cocktails from a 19070s VW, waffles from a retro caravan and teas and coffees from a Morris Minor!
Fifty of the UK's most innovative traders will make up an arts market, a food producers' market and a street food/bar area. The Summer Market runs from noon until 7pm.
Birmingham gets a massive eight mentions in this article about the UK's '50 most inspiring city spots', including the Custard Factory and the Botanical Gardens.
We haven't ticked them all off yet, but we're going to get going on that!
We're very proud supporters of Orchestra of the Swan and its autumn season has been announced including Mozart's Requiem at Symphony Hall with the City of Birmingham Choir. A must see/listen for classical fans!
The Birmingham Beer Bash starts today offering a selection of beers from the hottest breweries in Britain and around the world. There's also street food on offer and a "fringe" that seeks to educate and inform.
ENJOY A SUMMERTIME TREAT ON US
If you are staying with us between now and the end of August at Rotunda, you'll find complimentary Fab ice lollies in the fridge. We hope you enjoy them.
The gorgeous Fab print above is available from Pink Fizz on Folksy.
We currently have a very special offer available on our Facebook
page. Make a booking at Rotunda in Birmingham and you'll receive a
£30 credit to spend on food and
The booking must be made on or before July 22nd, 2014, and to get the code to claim the offer you need to take a look at the Staying Cool Facebook page.
"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
"Someone has put a lot of thought into making the stay a wonderful experience for guests, and it shows." Made for Mums
"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