This Sunday (March 17th) sees Birmingham's annual St Patrick's Day Parade. And, in honour of the occasion, the amazing Selfridges building will turn green once more.
Last year saw record crowds watching the main parade with 85,000 people lining the streets to get a glimpse of the procession of floats, musicians, and dancers.
If you are looking for a family city break this Easter take a look at our free Cool for Kids extras.
Birmingham is pulsating with great things to do with kids from littlies to teens! VisitBirmingham has some great suggestions on its website or you can take a look at our suggestions: 48 Hours in Birmingham with Kids.
Staying Cool at the Rotunda received a rave review from Silver Travel Advisor when its editor. Debbie Marshall, came to try out our Alternative Weekend offer. Her verdict? ""A very cool short break in a cosmopolitan and buzzing city which makes you want to return. Highly recommended."
Please come and follow our Google+ page for all of Staying Cool's latest news and offers. The design has just been upgraded by Google and it looks pretty stunning even if we say so ourselves!
We're currently at number two for hotels in Birmingham, beaten only by the Clover Naturist Spa and Hotel.
Thank you to everyone who has reviewed us!
We'll have a very special promotion running tomorrow for Mother's Day. If you would like to get your mum something really special and different this year then watch this space!
Throughout the year, we like to pop seasonal treats in our Rotunda apartments for guests. We're pleased to say that all guests will find Cadbury Creme Eggs waiting for them from this Friday (8th March) until Easter Sunday.
We actively support other small business and we buy all of the
complimentary coffee provided in our serviced apartments from
Coffee in Birmingham (branches in Church St and the
Jewellery Quarter) .
We were interested to read this piece by Paul Mitchell with some other recommendations on where to source a damn fine coffee in the city.
Disney's The Lion King is coming to Birmingham in June and will be running until the end of September, 2013.
This is the start of the production's first UK tour (it is still selling out at London's Lyceum Theatre after 14 years) and tickets are on sale now.
If you are staying in Birmingham and you like something a bit
different and quirky then we'd recommend a trip to the Custard Factory
It's home to a lot of the city's creative businesses and a lot of independent traders. You can find some great stuff there, such as this vintage Chopper from Urban Village.
"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
"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out