Form and Function
We've essentially turned the hotel model on its head and blown the budget on each apartment, not on the lobby (although these are generally very nice too).
Guests always ask where we get our furniture from - the simple answer is from all over the place.
We also make sure that the space works well from a guest's point of view, with plug sockets in plentiful supply and in the right place, for example. function and form we hope.
each of our apartments is individually designed; a one off. here's what joanne o'connor, travel editor at the observer wrote about space in manchester:
"...more than a touch of retro decadence, with its white fur rug, barbarella-style light fittings and moulded plastic chairs. there's nothing retro about the free wi-fi, apple mac, wide-screen tv and espresso maker, however. the bed is huge and inviting and the shower packs a punch. in short, it's perfect."
"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
""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
"Self catering couldn't be more groovy." The Telegraph's Stella magazine