"Everything seemed functional and well planned, as if I really was in a dream flat. There was plenty of room and a large, comfortable bed behind a partition. But it was the views that were the clincher. I never imagined that Birmingham could appear beautiful until I looked out of the floor-to-ceiling windows at a pink evening sky spread out beyond a cityscape of Bullring shops, Selfridges, St Martin's steeple, towers blocks and parks. I sipped my mint tea (free), read Wallpaper* (free), and thought: why can't all city stays be as cool as this?"
"Oh my God. They actually open!" exclaimed my boyfriend, breaking the gobsmacked silence that fell the moment we clocked our Mini apartment's gleaming wall of floor-to-ceiling windows. Stretching out before us, 19 stories below, twinkled night-time Birmingham, and it looked beautiful..."
"Why go? For an ultra-stylish taste of Birmingham..." Red online
""The Week's Best Deals: Birmingham's Staying Cool at the Rotunda is enticing 'time flexible' guests to its chic, 60s-inspired self-catering apartments with discounted stays on Monday and Sunday nights..." " The Observer Magazine
"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