Heading for the Big Smoke? Chiltern Railways are offering 30% off 'walk up' fares from Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone until September 1st. You can download the voucher required from the Chiltern website.
We're pleased to say that that the new season for performances by Orchestra of the Swan has been published and you can see it online here.
We sponsor OOTS (as we like to call them) and sometimes have tickets available for events. Please watch this space if that is of interest.
Are you travelling to Birmimgham on business? If so, you can
save 10% on your booking at one of our Rotunda apartments and enjoy
benefits such as our concierge service, free printing and 100%
free, good quality Wi-Fi.
Our serviced apartments - ranging from two-bed penthouse to studios - all offer the space to hold meetings for between 2-8 people.
Full details are available on our website.
Major celebrations are being planned to mark the opening of Birmingham's new library in September.
The 4 Squares Weekender will will feature free outdoor performances in and around four of the city's major squares including performances by the CBSO, aerial and acrobatics by NoFit State Circus and appearances by Birmingham Royal Ballet.
It will take place from September 6th-8th, 2013.
Lobster is one of the key tastes of a British summer. You can enjoy a whole native 'sweet' lobster with salad or fries at Opus in Cornwall Street for only £15. The offer ends on August 17th. Full details here.
The Custard Factory is one of Birmimgham's funkiest destinations and the hub of creativity in the city. On Saturday, August 3rd it becomes even more funky with an Antiques and Vintage Bazaar being held there.
We're overdue a shout out for Eclectic Chair - who made all of our cushions for the Rotunda. Eclectic Chair (aka the lovely Heather Linnett) has just relocated from Leeds to Manchester. You can check out the wonderful vintage, mid century modern and antique furniture Heather transforms using vintage fabrics on the Eclectic Chair website.
This week, like the rest of Britain/the world, we are all about babies!
We pride ourselves on our family friendly policies at Staying Cool and welcome little ones. In Barcelona and Birmingham, we have free high chairs and cots available and our Rotunda apartments come with free Cool for Kids extras.
Style Birmingham Live AW13 hits town on September 28th and is one for you if you love fashion. This year, in addition to the catwalk shows, VIP ticket holders will be able to enjoy a pre-show glass of bubbly at Virgin Train's 'First Class Lounge' and pick up a Harvey Nichs/Mailbox goody bag.
The Electric Cinema, minutes from the Rotunda, is one of our favourite spots in Birmingham thanks to the beauty of its 1930s interior and its fabulous programming.
Today sees the launch of the Electric's 2013's Shock and Gore Festival for horror and fantasy fans. Don't miss it!
"Self catering couldn't be more groovy." The Telegraph's Stella magazine
"Why go? For an ultra-stylish taste of Birmingham..." Red online
""..our apartment was equipped with a fully functioning kitchen, replete with oranges for juicing, a juicer, coffee grounds for grinding, a coffee machine, and the most swaggy open-plan living room, framed by a seemingly endless view..."" Wonderland Magazine