As England's proud ‘second city’, Birmingham offers plenty of luxury accommodation for business and leisure travellers, with many fantastic hotels close to the city's main railway stations and points of interest. This city is also famous for its Bullring Shopping Centre, which contains five enormous retail markets that welcome millions of visitors annually.
4 Star Hotels In Birmingham City Centre
If you're looking to be right at the heart of the action, close to acclaimed attractions such as the Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum and the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, then you could book a stay at the deluxe Macdonald Burlington Hotel. It's just minutes from Birmingham New Street station, and a short walk from one of Britain's leading touring theatres, the 1,900-seat Birmingham Hippodrome.
4 Star Hotels With Excellent Leisure Amenities
Whichever four star hotel you choose in Birmingham, you'll have instant access to a fully equipped gym with cardiovascular equipment and free weights. Many hotels also have full-service spas, and some also feature indoor pools and luxury massage facilities.
See the Birmingham Museum And Art Gallery
One of the most visited exhibition galleries in Britain, this venue showcases paintings from many acclaimed art figures, and also provides fascinating insight into Birmingham's historic development. The venue comprises more than 40 galleries with artefacts ranging from archaeological items to ethnography artefacts, and also has an impressive Ancient Egypt exhibit and Anglo-Saxon gold. Another renowned historic hotel near this attraction is the Hotel du Vin & Bistro Birmingham, which offers immaculate rooms in a beautiful red-brick building
Explore Nearby Sutton Park
This enormous park, which consists of more than 2,000 acres of woods, marshes and lakes, is ideal for dog-walking and picnics and has numerous playgrounds for children. It also has miles of well-marked cycling routes, and is particularly rich in wildlife, with a significant number of Exmoor ponies grazing on its meadows. The easiest way to get here by public transport is to take a train to Sutton Coldfield railway station, or a taxi to one of the park's entrances.
Visit the NEC
Opened in 1976, the National Exhibition Centre, which is next to Birmingham Airport, is a world-class venue for consumer and trade shows. Each year, it celebrates major events such as the Education Show, Grand Designs Live, the BBC Good Food Show, and the Crufts Dog Show, and has a 29,000-space car park that is served by a shuttle bus. If you're looking for deluxe four star accommodation near the NEC, you could book a stay at the very hospitable Genting Hotel, which provides sophisticated, spacious rooms and a tasty free breakfast.
4 Star Hotels With State-Of-The-Art Business Facilities
All four star hotels also have well-equipped business centres, many of which provide high-speed internet access and fax/photocopying facilities. Book a meeting room for a corporate function or other special event, and benefit from unrivalled customer service from an experience hospitality team. Four star hotels in Birmingham can also arrange exclusive corporate dinners in private rooms, and some provide handy shuttle services to and from the airport.