Exciting news from our 'corner shop' aka Selfridges Birmingham! Their already brilliant Beauty Hall has been expanded. New counters include Giorgio Armani, Illamasqua, Jo Malone, Kiehl's, Dermalogica, Laura Mercier, NARS, Shu Uemera, Sisley, RMK and SUQQU.
As part of the celebrations, Selfridges have launched The Beauty Project, a six-week long celebration of beauty.
The FIFA World Cup starts today in Brazil. If you are staying with us in June, then throwing some beers in the fridge and enjoying games in your apartment is a great option. However, if you'd like company then heading down to World Cup events from the award-winning Digbeth Dining Club is also recommended.
Banish boredom! Birmingham is the youngest city in Europe, with
oodles of family friendly things to do, and we offer free Cool for
Kids extras to make your stay even more marvellous.
Find out more at our Cool for Kids web page. There's lots of advice on how to make the most of your time in the city.
Excellent news! You can now buy Staying Cool vouchers online. The vouchers can be redeemed against a stay in any of our apartments and range from £25 to £250. They make perfect last-minute gifts for Father's Day, birthdays, Christmas and weddings.
We are passionate about archictecture here at Staying Cool. If you'd like to explore Birmingham's architectural secrets we'd recommend taking a look at Hidden Spaces. Take the chance to explore places normally inaccessible to the public, such as Curzon Station.
We had Birmingham-based photographer Verity Milligan to stay a few weeks ago and she produced some really stunning images. The one below was taken from one of our penthouse baconies at sunrise.
If you would like to see more of Verity's work, please take a look a look at her website
Did you know that if you book direct with us at Rotunda over six weeks in advance we'll take 5% off your bill? No code required - our booking system will sort it for you online. You can find full details on our website.
Birmingham Caribbean Festival is just one week away (5-7 June). Enjoy rum punch, delicious food and live music just minutes away from Rotunda. The last festival attracted 150,000 people, so there will be a great atmosphere in the city!
Our website is now new and improved for mobile users. To take a look, go onto your browser on your smartphone and type in www.stayingcool.com.
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Birmingham Pride gets underway tomorrow and we're sure that it will be another amazing event. Have a great time if you are going to be there! You can see the full programme online at the Pride website.
"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out
"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
"..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