Staying Cool

Business Travel - Staying Cool Style

Blog post   •   Jul 02, 2012 20:17 BST

Our business guests are our bread and butter and they’re an endlessly fascinating bunch who range from leading barristers to stellar British actors (our lips are sealed). Opting for a serviced apartment is an excellent way for them to travel in style without their accounts people getting all angsty. And, despite the tough climate, we’ve actually seen a healthy increase in bookings for our serviced apartments in Birmingham and Manchester.

Our formula for achieving this at the Rotunda in Birmingham is simple. We offer corporate rates for our 4*-5* apartments which compare well with the top hotels in the city and everything is included in the room rate. The good things in life are worth paying for, but we know that silly little things can really add up on a hotel bill. Staying Cool offers freebies such as great coffee, juicing oranges, Dorset Cereals, fresh milk for breakfast (and, of course, Wi-Fi is free too ). Having a proper (rather posh, Poggenpohl) kitchen with a dishwasher and washing machine makes being away from home less of a grind too. There’s no ringing down to ask for an iron and ironing board every time a fresh shirt is called for because every apartment has them.

We also laugh in the face of weakling wall-mounted hairdryers and give our guests proper hair dryers which they can plug in WHEREVER they like! In our experience, these things can save your sanity when you’ve spent an entire day watching Powerpoint presentations. We have put a lot of thought into making sure that our guests feel good when they stay with us.Try us next time you’re staying in Birmingham or Manchester on business. We hope that you’ll love the experience and become one of our regulars.

PA and Secretary Scheme We recently came up with a scheme to spread the word about Staying Cool further by encouraging PAs, secretaries and administrators to book our serviced apartments at the Rotunda in Birmingham. To start things off, a complimentary bottle of champagne whizzes its way to any corporate booker who registers with us and then makes a booking. A team of bookers can also register. The booker or his/her team can then start to build up reward points from the first booking and build up to a free trip to our cool Barcelona apartment or a team night out. If you’re interested in learning more about the scheme, please check out the details via our website.