The winner of our Christmas competition was a very delighted Sue Cameron!
Thanks to everyone who entered!
Did you know that our Rotunda apartments are perfectly placed for a trip by train to Stratford-upon-Avon?
On Saturday (December 22nd) Orchestra of the Swan, its chamber choir and presenters from Touch FM will perform festive music and readings. The event will take place in Shakespeare's church, beautiful Holy Trinity in Stratford, from 7.30pm.
Adult tickets are from £9.50-£17.50 with child tickets only £5.00. Call 01789 207100 to book.
Scene Birmingham came along to interview our MD, Tracey Stephenson.
Grab a hard copy for the full piece (copies will be in our Rotunda apartments soon) or enjoy a cut-down version of it online.
Want to visit Father Christmas in Birmingham? Choose a visit to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery's grotto and support a great cultural institution.
Birmingham's Electric Cinema is holding one of its wine tasting events on Monday, December 17th. This one has a festive twist as the wine will accompany Bad Santa starring Billy Bob Thornton. Recommended!
Did you know that we have a special wedding nights package in Birmingham?
Billingham Photography came along and took some stunning photos in one of the penthouses. You can view more on their blog.
Are you hosting Christmas in Birmingham? If space is an issue, we have the perfect answer. Send your 'excess' friends or relatives to stay at the Rotunda and enjoy a special discount.
Take a look at our festive Spare Room offer.
Joel Cooper of the North Devon Journal wrote an excellent piece about his visit to Birmingham's Christmas Frankfurt Fair.
Joel stayed in one of our serviced apartments at the Rotunda and was very impressed. He described his apartment as "uber-trendy" and said, "The 18th floor apartment - part of the Staying Cool complex - boasts retro Sixties furniture, a fully equipped modern kitchen, iPod dock, free wi-fi, a juicer complete with a stash of ripe oranges and the most stunning view of Birmingham I have ever seen."
Max Davidson of the Daily Telegraph came to Birmingham in search of Tolkien heritage and stayed with us.
Here's what Max discovered in Birmingham and Oxford: On the Tolkien Trail
We were delighted that the Observer Magazine featured our Alternative Weekend as its Deal of the Week for the UK this Sunday.
""..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
"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
"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out