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Cooking Cool. At home.
Staying Cool

Cooking Cool. At home.

From the 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 curve were we? […]

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IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Update
Staying Cool

IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Update

On 23 March the government put in place an order to stop all non-essential travel and for all serviced accommodation to shut unless its guests are key workers. In view of this, and for the safety and well-being of our staff and guests, we are currently not open for stays until the restrictions are lifted […]

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Staying Cool Launches Huge NHS Discount
Staying Cool

Staying Cool Launches Huge NHS Discount

We’re offering 25% off a stay for NHS staff at our Birmingham apartments.

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5 Must-See Brutalist Birmingham Buildings
Staying Cool Architecture

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?

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Birmingham Half-Term Fun For Kids
Staying Cool Family friendly

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.

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What’s On In Birmingham in January, February and March 2020?
Staying Cool Events

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.

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Eco Tourism Award For Staying Cool Birmingham
Staying Cool Eco Friendly

Eco Tourism Award For Staying Cool Birmingham

We’re proud to say that our Birmingham apartments have earned a Gold Green Tourism Award.

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The Good Food Guide: Birmingham Restaurants
Staying Cool Food & Dining

The Good Food Guide: Birmingham Restaurants

The 11 Birmingham restaurants that made it into the prestigious Good Food Guide for 2020.

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How to plan the best surprise romantic break
Staying Cool Leisure

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.

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Birmingham Business Awards: Winner!
Staying Cool Announcements

Birmingham Business Awards: Winner!

Staying Cool at Rotunda won the Best Hospitality Business award at 2019’s Birmingham Post Business Awards.

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15 things to do in Birmingham autumn 2019
Staying Cool Arts & Culture

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.

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Seven healthy business travel tips
Staying Cool Business

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.

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Shopping in Birmingham
Staying Cool Shopping

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.

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All about Staying Cool
Staying Cool Business

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?

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Child Friendly Rooms: Our Apartments Are Cool For Kids
Staying Cool Family friendly

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.

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Love For Birmingham Independents
Staying Cool Arts & Culture

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.

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Green spaces in Birmingham
Birmingham Arts & Culture

Green spaces in Birmingham

Escape from the city in Birmingham’s squares, parks and gardens.

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The Best Place To Stay In Birmingham?
Birmingham Business

The Best Place To Stay In Birmingham?

Live like a super-stylish local at the top of a Birmingham icon.

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Birmingham Christmas Markets 2020
Birmingham Christmas

Birmingham Christmas Markets 2020

All the info that you need on the Birmingham Christmas Markets in 2019.

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What Is A Serviced Apartment?
Birmingham Business

What Is A Serviced Apartment?

What is a serviced apartment? Here’s what to expect from us.

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Birmingham with Teens: Cool Ideas
Birmingham Arts & Culture

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.

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Name for forthcoming Manchester apartment hotel revealed
Manchester Announcements

Name for forthcoming Manchester apartment hotel revealed

Discover the name of our Manchester apartment hotel.

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Minibrum: family-friendly day out in Birmingham
Birmingham Arts & Culture

Minibrum: family-friendly day out in Birmingham

All the info about Minibrum at ThinkTank with special offer for you.

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Creative Heights: celebrating ten years at Rotunda
Staying Cool Arts & Culture

Creative Heights: celebrating ten years at Rotunda

To celebrate ten years at Rounda, we organised a series of penthouse events called Creative Heights.

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Spring & Summer 2019 in Birmingham
Birmingham Arts & Culture

Spring & Summer 2019 in Birmingham

We’ve selected 21 of the coolest events in Birmingham this spring 2019.

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Poetry in the Penthouse
Birmingham Arts & Culture

Poetry in the Penthouse

Our first Writer In Residence led a Poetry In The Penthouse event.

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All about Rotunda Birmingham
Birmingham Information

All about Rotunda Birmingham

The history of Birmingham’s iconic Rotunda building.

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13 Green Ideas at Staying Cool
Staying Cool Eco Friendly

13 Green Ideas at Staying Cool

Thirteen reasons why we won a silver award from Green Tourism.

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48 Hours With Birmingham Independents
Birmingham Arts & Culture

48 Hours With Birmingham Independents

Enjoy Birmingham’s thriving indie scene with our top picks.

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Songs In The Sky at Rotunda
Birmingham Arts & Culture

Songs In The Sky at Rotunda

Songwall held an intimate gig in one of our 5* Birmingham penthouses.

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Cooking With Columbo
Birmingham Arts & Culture

Cooking With Columbo

We raised £500 for Lovebrum with a kitsch Cooking for Columbo event.

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Be A Green Guest
Birmingham Eco Friendly

Be A Green Guest

Be a greener guest by following our eight simple steps.

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A Guide to Birmingham for Chinese Visitors
Birmingham Arts & Culture

A Guide to Birmingham for Chinese Visitors

48 hours in Birmingham, especially for Chinese guests.

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Birmingham Restaurants – 5 Hidden Gems
Birmingham Food & Dining

Birmingham Restaurants – 5 Hidden Gems

Five of the best places to eat in Brum that are off the beaten path.

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What not to bring when you stay in a serviced apartment
Birmingham Business

What not to bring when you stay in a serviced apartment

17 things that you can leave at home when you stay with us.

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Michelin Star Restaurants Birmingham
Birmingham Food & Dining

Michelin Star Restaurants Birmingham

All the info on Michelin’s top five restaurants in Birmingham.

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Birmingham Attractions for Tourists
Birmingham Arts & Culture

Birmingham Attractions for Tourists

Our top tourist attractions in Birmingham.

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