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GreenTourismGoldAward

We’re very proud that our Birmingham serviced apartments have been reaccredited under the Green Tourism scheme as Gold Award accommodation, up from Silver. From our beginnings in 2007, Staying Cool has made positive decisions that put the environment over profit, so this is the culmination of years of hard work.  We’ve now joined the ranks of stellar Green Tourism Gold Award holders such as Edinburgh Zoo, Tate Liverpool and The Ritz!

The hospitality industry has a big impact on the environment. Green Tourism was set up over 20 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation to encourage and enable people to make sustainable choices that reduce their impact on the planet. The accreditation process is rigorous.

How Did We Do It?

We’ve always been pretty green since we opened a decade ago but each year we try and do even more.

FOOD AND DRINK

Eco tourism. Locally sourced tuck shop at Staying Cool
Locally-sourced tuck shop

REDUCING WASTE

Eco tourism. Toddler smiling whilst enjoying playing with a toy duck and a little tipi in an apartment at Staying Cool at the Rotunda
Cool for Kids

RAISING AWARENESS OF GREEN TOURISM

LOVING BRUM

IN THE BEGINNING

We opened our first apartment back in August 2005. Back then, eco-tourism was something that seemed to be more popular with rural locations. However, our co-founders (Tracey and Paul) really wanted Staying Cool to reflect their own beliefs and ethics (and still do).

We began with what Tracey and Paul always wanted to find in accommodation when they were traveling:

WORKING TOWARDS A GREEN TOURISM AWARD

We’ve developed the eco-tourism aspect of our business organically (aptly enough!) over the past 12 years. We tried hard to keep the environment in mind while we were establishing our serviced apartment business in Birmingham. We even have a team member who acts as our ‘Green Tsar’ to focus our minds if we are at risk of making the wrong decisions! Our commitments include:

CAREFUL SOURCING

Inside The Clean Kilo store in Birmingham
The Clean Kilo

REDUCING WASTE

Eco tourism. Grey Tom Dixon lamp in front of 1960s inspired photogrpah of a model
Tom Dixon lamp

ENERGY USE

Do Come and stay!

We hope that you’ve enjoyed finding out what we did to achieve our Green Tourism Gold Award. We’ll continue working hard to hold on to Gold ar out next assessment.

Why not come and stay with us in and enjoy some of the most stylish eco-tourism accommodation in the UK? We have 35 chic apartments ranging from funky Mini studios to a one-bedroom Clubmans to two-bedroom Maxis and Roadster penthouses. All apartments enjoy wonderful views over Birmingham from the top floors of the Rotunda building.

Stay at the heart of the city. Rates start at just £99 per night per apartment.

Staying Cool Penthouse at Rotunda with guest enjoying the view from her bedroom in bathrobe.