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Birmingham Cocktail Weekend‘s very own Alex Nicholson-Evans came to visit us recently as a guest blogger ahead of this year’s #BCW2022, here’s what she had to say…

What better way to upgrade your Birmingham Cocktail Weekend experience, than with an overnight stay in the architectural icon that is, the Rotunda.

We went to check out this fantastic aparthotel in the city centre, to see what cocktail lovers would have in store. Arriving at Staying Cool at Rotunda, you can’t help but be a little awe struck by the building, it is after all an icon in the city’s skyline. 

Check in was quick and easy, and we were soon on our way up to floor 16 to find our very chic studio apartment. 

Undoubtedly the first thing to catch our eye was the floor to ceiling windows giving us views-for-days! We won’t judge you if you spend the first 15 minutes of your stay spotting all your favourite buildings in the city, because that’s exactly what we did.

The room itself is stylish and modern. Picture sixties inspired furniture, a big plush bed and all the mod cons you could possibly wish for. Beyond the gorgeous bespoke interiors and those mega views, one of the things we love most about Staying Cool at Rotunda, is the little extras. They’ve thought of everything! 

Locally sourced coffee? Check
Oranges and an electronic juicer? Check
Board Games? Absolutely
Luxurious toiletries? Of course
Fluffy bath robes? Naturally
Snacks? Only the best will do

For BCW guests they’re going one step further and including a complimentary cocktail related gift! 

Take a look at the gallery below for some of our own snaps of the ‘Mini’ studio apartment. It really is as chic as it looks on the website. There are a number of different rooms available, if you fancy something really extraordinary why not treat yourself to the ‘Roadster Penthouse’ – a 5 star rated absolute showstopper of a space!

Want to book? Use the promocode BCW2022 when you book direct and receive 15% off your stay. Valid from 8–10 July and you’ll need to show your BCW wristband during your stay.

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 showstopping 5 star rated 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. 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. Perfect for sharing, whether you’re at work or play. More info.

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