Afternoon Tea & Other Sweet Treats
We’ve partnered with award-winning local pastry chef Howing Lai to launch afternoon tea and in-stay sweet treats Introducing Howing Lai We were introduced to Howing via our long-time friend and chef-patron of The Wilderness, Alex Claridge. Howing has a wealth of experience in the world of patisserie, winning Best Afternoon Tea in London during his […]
Wilderness Private Dining Nights
Foodie staycations at Rotunda We’ve teamed up with long-time friend Alex Claridge, chef-owner of the acclaimed 3 AA Rosette restaurant The Wilderness in Birmingham to bring you a series of high-end foodie staycations. We’ve paired Alex’s provocative dining experience with the sleek and stylish interiors of our iconic Rotunda serviced apartments to create the ultimate […]
Birmingham Wine Weekend Staycation
When Birmingham’s Wine Weekend came to Rotunda We joined forces with the wonderful team behind Birmingham Wine Weekend to bring you the ultimate Wine Weekend Staycation on Saturday 17th October. Guests enjoyed all the fun of the original Wine Weekend but from a socially-distanced stance with an overnight stay. It was a night of fantastic […]
Personal Shopping with Selfridges Birmingham
Staying Cool x Selfridges: reinventing the personal shopping experience Selfridges is a mere hop, skip and a jump from Rotunda. We’ve teamed up with the uber stylish personal shopping team at Selfridges Birmingham to bring you a unique Selfridges experience to you, all at no extra charge. The benefits include: personal consultations via a choice […]
5 Must-See Brutalist Birmingham Buildings
Brutalist Birmingham focuses on the UK’s second city. Which Brutalist buildings from Birmingham’s post-war boom have survived and which have been lost?
Shopping in Birmingham
Shopping in Birmingham has so much to offer in the way of retail therapy from high-end fashion to funky independent stores.
Planning your stay at Rotunda
We have had to make some changes to our usual service to help keep you and our team safe in this time of Coronavirus. Here is a handy guide to help you plan your stay at Rotunda. Before your stayTo ensure we comply with the government’s NHS Test and Trace system we need you to complete all […]
Cooking Cool. At home.
From the Cooking Cool Recipe Archive Some of you may remember that back in 2012 we launched Cooking Cool – all the ingredients to knock up your own two course dinner with a recipe designed by Alex Claridge, chef patron of Birmingham’s brilliant Wilderness restaurant and sometime Staying Cool executive chef. (How ahead of the […]
Staying Cool Launches Huge NHS Discount
We’re offering 25% off a stay for NHS staff at our Birmingham apartments.
Birmingham Half-Term Fun For Kids
Have a fun half term in Birmingham thanks to Birmingham Museums. Keep them entertained (whatever the weather!) with cool events at Thinktank and BMAG.
What’s On In Birmingham in January, February and March 2020?
What’s on in Birmingham over January to March? 13 fantastic reasons to visit the city before spring.
Eco Tourism Award For Staying Cool Birmingham
We’re proud to say that our Birmingham apartments have earned a Gold Green Tourism Award.
The Good Food Guide: Birmingham Restaurants
The 11 Birmingham restaurants that made it into the prestigious Good Food Guide for 2020.
How to plan the best surprise romantic break
Wanting a romantic getaway? Here’s Staying Cool’s guide to planning a romantic break in Birmingham.
Birmingham Business Awards: Winner!
Staying Cool at Rotunda won the Best Hospitality Business award at 2019’s Birmingham Post Business Awards.
15 things to do in Birmingham autumn 2019
15 of the coolest things to do in Birmingham this autumn from the team at Staying Cool.
Seven healthy business travel tips
We’ve played host to thousands of business people over the years. Here are our top tips for working hard yet staying in shape.
All about Staying Cool
Learn all about Staying Cool. When and how was the company set up? What are the backgrounds of our co-founders, Paul Taylor and Tracey Stephenson?
Child Friendly Rooms: Our Apartments Are Cool For Kids
10 reasons why you should bring your family to Staying Cool’s child-friendly Birmingham apartments. Don’t miss out on these spacious apartments with style.
Love For Birmingham Independents
Visit Birmingham put together a blog about 50 of the city’s best independents. Staying Cool’s serviced apartments are featured at number seven.
Green spaces in Birmingham
Escape from the city in Birmingham’s squares, parks and gardens.
The Best Place To Stay In Birmingham?
Live like a super-stylish local at the top of a Birmingham icon.
Birmingham Christmas Markets 2020
All the info that you need on the Birmingham Christmas Markets in 2020.
What Is A Serviced Apartment?
What is a serviced apartment? Here’s what to expect from us.
Birmingham with Teens: Cool Ideas
Bring your teen/s to the UK’s second city. Our guide will make it a breeze and earn you major points with them.
Name for forthcoming Manchester apartment hotel revealed
Discover the name of our Manchester apartment hotel.
Minibrum: family-friendly day out in Birmingham
All the info about Minibrum at ThinkTank with special offer for you.
Creative Heights: Celebrating Ten Years at Rotunda
To celebrate ten years at Rounda, we organised a series of penthouse events called Creative Heights.
Spring & Summer 2019 in Birmingham
We’ve selected 21 of the coolest events in Birmingham this spring 2019.
Poetry in the Penthouse
Our first Writer In Residence led a Poetry In The Penthouse event.
All about Rotunda Birmingham
The history of Birmingham’s iconic Rotunda building.
13 Green Ideas at Staying Cool
Thirteen reasons why we won a silver award from Green Tourism.
48 Hours With Birmingham Independents
Enjoy Birmingham’s thriving indie scene with our top picks.
Songs In The Sky at Rotunda
Songwall held an intimate gig in one of our 5* Birmingham penthouses.
Cooking With Columbo
We raised £500 for Lovebrum with a kitsch Cooking for Columbo event.
Be A Green Guest
Be a greener guest by following our eight simple steps.
A Guide to Birmingham for Chinese Visitors
48 hours in Birmingham, especially for Chinese guests.
Birmingham Restaurants – 5 Hidden Gems
Five of the best places to eat in Brum that are off the beaten path.
What not to bring when you stay in a serviced apartment
17 things that you can leave at home when you stay with us.
Michelin Star Restaurants Birmingham
All the info on Michelin’s top five restaurants in Birmingham.
Birmingham Attractions for Tourists
Our top tourist attractions in Birmingham.