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Public Art in Birmingham
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Public Art in Birmingham

Guest blogger and Birmingham arts writer Rosie Crabbe tells us about her favourite public art in Birmingham, many of which you’ll find just yards from us at Rotunda.

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Birmingham Christmas Markets
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Birmingham Christmas Markets

All the info that you need on the Birmingham Christmas Markets in 2022.

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Staying Cool Workspaces
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Staying Cool Workspaces

Working from home (or the office) can be great. But sometimes you just need to work or host a meeting from somewhere extraordinary.

Here are our ten reasons why you should book Staying Cool’s meeting rooms (and workspaces) in Birmingham.

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Birmingham Attractions for Families
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Birmingham Attractions for Families

There’s so much to see and do in Birmingham. We’ve prepared a guide to Birmingham attractions for families to tell you all about it.

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Kids Activities in Birmingham
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Kids Activities in Birmingham

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

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Birmingham with Teens: Cool Ideas
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Birmingham with Teens: Cool Ideas

Bring your teens to the UK’s second city. Our guide will make it a breeze and earn you major points with them.

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Review of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
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Review of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

We’ve put together the ultimate guide to the Birmingham 2022 commonwealth games with everything you need to know.

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Best views in Birmingham
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Best views in Birmingham

The best views in Birmingham are from Staying Cool’s aparthotel atop Rotunda according to photographers. It’s the top rated guest comment too.

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Planning your stay at Rotunda
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Planning your stay at Rotunda

Here is our helpful guide to help you plan your stay at Rotunda (last updated September 2022). Before your stay Complete your pre-stay information online You can add details directly using the on-line check-in invitation email you will have received or the Add your info button on your booking confirmation email. Please check all fields are complete and […]

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Birmingham Restaurants – 5 Hidden Gems
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Birmingham Restaurants – 5 Hidden Gems

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

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Michelin Star Restaurants Birmingham
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Michelin Star Restaurants Birmingham

Did you know that Birmingham has the most Michelin-star restaurants of any UK city outside London? Here’s all the info on Michelin’s top restaurants in Birmingham.

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48 Hours With Birmingham Independents
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48 Hours With Birmingham Independents

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

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Guide to Brindleyplace
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Guide to Brindleyplace

Filled with bustling bars and top-class restaurants, famous galleries and business headquarters, Brindleyplace hugs it way around Birmingham’s central canal network.

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Guide to Southside
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Guide to Southside

Birmingham’s best cultural attractions are just a heartbeat away from Rotunda. Explore Southside, home to the Hippodrome, Chinatown and the Gay Village.

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Guide to Jewellery Quarter
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Guide to Jewellery Quarter

Learn all about Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter with Staying Cool’s guide: places to visit, its history and where to eat and drink.

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Guide to Digbeth
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Guide to Digbeth

Everything you need to know about Digbeth, its history and the best places to visit.

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The Ultimate Romantic City Break
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The Ultimate Romantic City Break

When it comes to Romantic Hotels in Birmingham, our iconic Rotunda aparthotel offers the Ultimate Lovers Night In.

Love is in the air, high up in the air!

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Photography Tips: Nick Smith’s take on Rotunda
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Photography Tips: Nick Smith’s take on Rotunda

Professional photographer Nick Smith shares his top photography tips for capturing the best snaps during your stay at Rotunda. Nick has taken most of the pictures you’ll find on our website. I’m sure most photographers are like me and just love getting up high and having a different view of the world and in Birmingham, […]

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Sustainability with style at Staying Cool
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Sustainability with style at Staying Cool

Twelve reasons why we won a gold award from Green Tourism.

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All about Staying Cool
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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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How to be a Sustainable Traveller
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How to be a Sustainable Traveller

Be a greener guest by following our eight simple steps.

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All about Rotunda Birmingham
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All about Rotunda Birmingham

The history of Birmingham’s iconic Rotunda building.

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Green Tourism Gold for Rotunda
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Green Tourism Gold for Rotunda

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

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Where to stay for Birmingham Restaurant Festival
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Where to stay for Birmingham Restaurant Festival

As part of our partnership with BRF 2022, Director Alex Nicholson-Evans came to visit as a guest blogger. Here’s what she had to say…

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Wilderness Private Dining Nights
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Wilderness Private Dining Nights

We teamed up with Birmingham’s 3 AA Rosette restaurant The Wilderness to bring a series of high-end foodie staycation.

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Love all things 1960s?
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Love all things 1960s?

If you love all things mod, retro or vintage, then you’ll love our guide to sixties Birmingham. Experience the best 60s venues in town, groovy baby!

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Personal Shopping with Selfridges Birmingham
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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 […]

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Hotel near NEC Birmingham
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Hotel near NEC Birmingham

Visiting the NEC Birmingham or the ICC? Find out why our Rotunda aparthotel is the best solution for hotels for NEC Birmingham.

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Birmingham Green Spaces to Enjoy
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Birmingham Green Spaces to Enjoy

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

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Hotel near the ICC Birmingham
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Hotel near the ICC Birmingham

Learn why our Rotunda aparthotel makes a great hotel choice when visiting the ICC in Birmingham. Brilliant views, comfy apartments & escapism.

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Seven healthy business travel tips
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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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Birmingham Wine Weekend Staycation
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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 […]

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5 Must-See Brutalist Birmingham Buildings
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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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Shopping in Birmingham
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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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How to plan the best surprise romantic break
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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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The Good Food Guide: Birmingham Restaurants
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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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Birmingham Business Awards: Winner!
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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
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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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What not to bring when you stay in a serviced apartment
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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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Birmingham Attractions for Tourists
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Birmingham Attractions for Tourists

Our top tourist attractions in Birmingham.

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Love For Birmingham Independents
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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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Creative Heights: Celebrating Ten Years at Rotunda
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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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The Best Place To Stay In Birmingham?
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The Best Place To Stay In Birmingham?

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

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What Is A Serviced Apartment?
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What Is A Serviced Apartment?

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

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A Guide to Birmingham for Chinese Visitors
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A Guide to Birmingham for Chinese Visitors

48 hours in Birmingham, especially for Chinese guests.

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10 Things to do in Birmingham 2021
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10 Things to do in Birmingham 2021

Ten great things to do in Birmingham this Spring and Summer, from high end art shows to wacky golf. There’s something for everyone.

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Songs In The Sky at Rotunda
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Songs In The Sky at Rotunda

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

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Staying Cool Launches Huge NHS Discount
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Staying Cool Launches Huge NHS Discount

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

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New Bars and Restaurants to try in Birmingham this Summer
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New Bars and Restaurants to try in Birmingham this Summer

Lots of great new bars and restaurants are opening in Birmingham. Here is a round up of some of the best in the city centre near Rotunda.

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Poetry in the Penthouse
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Poetry in the Penthouse

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

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Cooking With Columbo
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Cooking With Columbo

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

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What’s On In Birmingham in January, February and March 2020?
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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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Summer in the City
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Summer in the City

Enjoy a third off your room rate in June, July and August: for a limited time only Book a summer city break before Monday 22nd March and nab a mammoth 33% off your nightly rate at Rotunda Birmingham. This is an exclusive offer only available via our website – you won’t find these rates with a […]

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Cooking Cool
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Cooking Cool

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 […]

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Spring & Summer 2019 in Birmingham
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Spring & Summer 2019 in Birmingham

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

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Rooms at Rotunda

  • Mini

    Studio (370 sq ft / 34.5 sq m)

    Chic studio apartments on levels 16-19. Floor-to-ceiling windows that open deliver the perfect city vista while bespoke interiors bring the wow factor inside. More info.

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Bathroom (with rainfall shower)
  • Roadster Penthouse

    Two bedrooms (1100 sq ft / 102 sq m)

    Dare to be different. A show stopping, 5 star rated, 20th floor penthouse atop an iconic Birmingham skyscraper. Beautifully appointed with designer furniture and a spacious outdoor balcony to really enjoy the views. More info.

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Bathrooms (2 baths with rainfall shower)
    • Balcony
  • Clubman

    One bedroom (560 sq ft / 52 sq m)

    A one bedroom serviced apartment with style on levels 16-19. Perfect for two, this home from home offers peace and privacy with great views across the city and beyond. More info.

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Bathroom (bath with rainfall shower)
  • Maxi

    Two bedrooms (760 sq ft / 71 sq m)

    Two is the magic number. Double up with two bedrooms, two en-suite bathrooms and a generous living area on levels 16-19. Perfect for sharing, whether you’re at work or play. More info.

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Bathrooms (1 bath with rainfall shower plus separate shower)