Birmingham Architecture Festival takes place this weekend and
we're proud to be supporting it for a second year. There's some
amazing stuff on including workshops at the Rotunda. Enjoy cycle
tours, photography workshops, design retrospectives and more.
Full programme here
Birmingham's indy cinema, The Electric is just around the
corner from Rotunda) and its Shock and Gore Festival is happening
again this summer.
Staying Cool's top pick? A sensory night of film, food and funerals as Film Food Club screens black comedy Harold & Maude on July 30th. Book now as these nights are really popular!
We were highly commended at last night's Visit England Awards
for Excellence. We are so proud to have made it into the finals for
a second year running.
Many congratulations to the gold, silver and bronze winners of the self catering holiday category: Trevase Cottages, East View Farm Holiday Cottages and The Dandelion Hideaway. Nettlecomb Farm's Corner Cottage was highly commended alongside Staying Cool.
Birmingham's International Dance Festival is back until May 25th. It is one of the largest dance festivals in the world and highly recommended.
Many of the performances take place in the city's theatres, but we love this informal shot taken by the team at the dance festival, just outside the Rotunda.
We have launched an exciting new competition exlcusive to people who follow us on Facebook. We are giving away two Prince tickets (worth £135 each) plus a night in a Rotunda penthouse! The date for the gig is May 19th.
You can enter here
There are two glorious long weekends in May. Make the most of them with our Sunday Special. Stay Friday and Saturday night with us and get 50% off Sunday. Details here
Free tomorrow (Saturday, 26th April)? Head for Home is in the North in Manchester for a day of independent designers/makers - including the wonderful Eclectic Chair - plus free workshops.
We had photographer Verity Milligan to stay last week and we love this panorama she took from her penthouse balcony. You can see more of Verity's work via her website
"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
"Self catering couldn't be more groovy." The Telegraph's Stella magazine
""..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