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Enroute Magazine on Birmimgham's Foodie Scene05 November 2012

Air Canada's Enroute Magazine has taken an in-depth look at Birmimgham's foodie scene.

The Yummy Brummies piece by Laura Osborne features interviews (and tastings) with many of the city's major players.

Red's Top European Holiday Apartments02 November 2012

Staying Cool at the Rotunda has been selected by Red as one of their top picks for self catering apartments in Europe.

Red says, "Staying Cool's 20 apartment rentals are really something else. For a start, there's the 1960s style - aping the decade the Grade II-listed tower was built - with bright white space-age style kitchens and large prints of Twiggy-esque models in industrial  Birmingham adorning the walls.

"With studios, 1-bed and 2-bed apartments available, they work for families, business trips and weekend breakers equally well, while they're absolutely perfect for a one-off super-romantic weekend."

Read Six of the Best Holiday Apartment Rentals

Birmingham This Weekend02 November 2012

Fireworks are the big deal in Birmingham this weekend as Britain celebrates Guy Fawkes Night, but you could also:

Catch the new Bond film Skyfall at the UK's oldest working cinema, The Electric, or see the mighty Dara O'Briain's Craic Dealer show at Birmingham's Hippodrome.

Christmas Parade01 November 2012

Birmingham will be a wonderful place to be for children on Friday, November 10. Father Christmas will parade around the city centre with his reindeer and elves and then turn the Christmas lights on.

The Christmas Parade should make a great trip out. It features a fantastic line up of events such as the chance to see live camels carrying the Three Wise Men, and an aerialist performing a breathtaking sequence from inside a huge candle

 

Birmingham Restaurants Praised by Sunday Times30 October 2012

We were delighted to see that three Birmingham restaurants made it into the top half of the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 published on 28 October.

Purnell's came in at number 17, Simpson's at number 34 and Lasan at number 49.

Congratulations to all involved!

Champagne Thank Yous29 October 2012

We'll give you a bottle of champagne (and they'll get one too!) if you recommend a friend or colleague to come and stay with us at our serviced apartments in Birmingham. 

All the details are here on our website.

Fireworks in Birmingham26 October 2012

If you're coming to stay with us in Birmingham over the next week or so then you'll be able to enjoy some phenomenal firework displays in the city.

Visit Birmingham have put together a Bonfire Night Guide detailing when and where you can see the best organised displays. You may well be able to spot some of them from your apartment at the Rotunda!

As Recommended by The New York Times25 October 2012

We're delighted to say that Staying Cool at the Rotunda is featured in a New York Times' guide - 36 Hours - 125 Weekends in Europe.

We are the first of only two recommended places to stay in Birmingham and we're really proud to have been recognised by such a prestigious publication. It's also a very beautiful book.

The Coolhunter has reviewed the book and says, "The beautifully executed European edition is great for both ambitious jetsetters and ambling couch surfers."

 

 Staying Cool Serviced Apartments Birmimgham New York Times

 

The Independent on Birmingham's Music Scene24 October 2012

The Independent ran a great piece on Birmingham's music scene recently calling it an "indie  music explosion". The piece (in full here) concludes that "Birmingham is fast becoming the best place in the UK to look to for the most exciting new music".

If you want to discover the Next Big Thing head this way!

The Lion King in Birmingham23 October 2012

Birmingham's stunning Hippodrome theatre has launched ticket sales for Disney's The Lion King which will run from Sat 29 Jun - Sat 28 Sep, 2013.

The Lion King stage show has been a huge hit worldwide - seen by over 65 million people. In June 2013, this acclaimed production will begin a limited season at Birmingham Hippodrome as part of its first ever UK tour.

If you are planning a trip to see The Lion King in Birmingham then take a look at our Rotunda apartments. They are perfectly located for seeing a show at the Birmingham Hippodrome and self catering is the ideal choice for families.

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"I liked the fact that all the food products were fairtrade/organic (excellent!). The flat was lovely, wish I had somewhere like that in London.." Kate Cater, Life & Style Editor, The Guardian

""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

"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out