A recent survey revealed that Birmingham hotels have experienced a double digit revenue increase of late. This could be simply due to use of the airport during summer months which has increased footfall through the city as well as recent events and concerts taking place but, also, because tourists are increasingly considering Birmingham as a destination worth visiting.
The city has a lot to offer its visitors and caters for all age groups, from the very small members in your family to those looking for some night-life. Under the 20-year Big City plan, Birmingham is shaking off its previous industrial decline and is emerging as a city to watch, bringing to live its historical past once again with a collection of museums and galleries worth visiting. It’s also home to the best food and night-life in the Midlands, the Balti was invented here by Pakastani workers who migrated in the 1970’s making it an excellent place to find a curry house!
The cost of a hotel room based in the centre is surprisingly less than you would pay elsewhere in Britain, for example, in Manchester, and this perhaps makes Birmingham a serious contender for those looking to get away for a short city break.
It is worth pointing out the world-class shopping experience available in Birmingham. From the glamorous Bullring with its flagship store Selfridges and The Mailbox shopping centre to the historic and world-famous Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham is a shopper’s paradise. You could also take the time to experience the local markets which Birmingham hosts regularly. There is an 850yearold market held in the Bullring and several local farmer’s markets which are well worth a visit.
Family city centre attractions to consider are the Sea-Life Centre and the Thinktank Science Museum and Garden. These are located directly on your doorstep if you opt to stay in the city itself and provide the opportunity for a great day out for all the family.
For those looking to experience some culture in Birmingham, the recently opened Birmingham Library is certainly worth visiting as is the Town Hall and Symphony Hall which play host to some of the world’s best musicians and performers.
Birmingham is fast becoming a popular destination for tourists and with attractions such as the ones mentioned above, plus many more, it is easy to see why hotels are experiencing such a rise in their revenue.