The city is a great place for serious foodies year round. Birmingham boasts more Michelin starred restaurants than any other UK city outside London. And, this January, its vibrant culinary culture earned Birmingham a slot on the prestigious New York Times' 45 Places To Go in 2012shortlist.
VisitBirmingham have all the details.
We have a new blog post talking about how and why we began Staying Cool back in 2005.
The website is an excellent cultural guide to Manchester and very cool to boot. There's also a free Creative Tourist iPhone app available featuring walking tours, insider tips on where to eat and the most interesting places to visit.
The International Dance Festival is running until May 19th, 2012 in Birmingham. This weekend has a family focus.
Today, Spanish dance company Aracaladanza will perform Clouds at 11am. It's described as "an enchanting dance show for all the family where dancers create a magical world of moving objects, marionettes and dream-like imagery". Tickets for the show were still available at the time of posting.
Alternatively, you can enjoy Spill at 12.45pm in Cannon Hill Park free of charge. The piece uses the park's playground equipment as the set and should be a wonderful experience.
We are proud sponsors of Orchestra of the Swan and love what they do.
Five pairs of complimentary tickets have been put aside
Beethoven's Pastoral at the Town Hall,
Birmingham on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 at 2.30pm.
Tickets are available on a first come first served basis. If you'd like to go along, please call the box office on 01789 267567 and quote STAYINGCOOL.
All of our apartments feature well-equipped Poggenpohl kitchens. We provide fresh milk, freshly ground coffee , teas and hot chocolate, oranges for the juicer and cereals, plus basics such as salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
But did you know that we also offer a pre-order menu at our Birmingham serviced apartments?
Bookable extras can be waiting in your apartment when you
You could go for our Full English pack with bacon, sausages, eggs, baked beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, potato cakes, butter and preserves. Night owls might appreciate our Midnight Munchies.
Please check out our full menu which includes a selection of wine. We'll put white, rose and champagne on chill for your arrival.
We work with local delis and shops to bring you the very best organic and free range, locally-procured or Fairtrade produce.
With Staying Cool, you can have your eggs just as you like them.
We think that we have thought of everything you may need while working away from home on business - from free Wi-Fi and inclusive extras to the most comfortable of beds,
One third of our guests each week are returning clients - business people who choose to stay with us every time they are in town.
We asked business guests at our stylish serviced apartments in Birmingham to name the top five things that they like about Staying Cool (apart from the great views):
We're running a drawing competition for little kids staying in one of our serviced apartments in Birmingham this summer.
We have looked after 500+ families now at Rotunda over the past four years. Children, parents and grandparents alike think that Rotunda is a very family friendly place to stay.
Every guest aged ten and under who comes to stay with us before September 9th, 2012 will get the chance to enter our Summer 2012 Drawing Competition and win a £50 voucher. All they have to do is draw the Rotunda or the view they can see out of the window.
"Self catering couldn't be more groovy." The Telegraph's Stella magazine
""..the Rotunda is superbly located bang in the city centre with New Street and the famous Christmas market less than 20ft from our door – perfect for dropping off those heavy shopping bags."" North Devon Journal
"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