Luxury destination near to Birminghams busy Bullring district
Situated in the esteemed Brindleyplace district the City Inn Birmingham, recently rebranded and renamed the Mint Hotel Birmingham, offers guests a luxurious stay as well as simple access to the city centre and all of its attractions.
Close to the BCN Main Line canal, which traverses Birmingham, the 4-star property is geared up to provide customers with a comfortable and grand stay. Each of the hotels 238 guest rooms includes state-of-the-art entertainment facilities in the form of an Apple iMac computer and television. Guests can select from the hotels DVD collection should they wish to spend time relaxing in front of a film.
Bathrooms feature a mist-free mirror, power-shower, complimentary toiletries, and exquisite towels. Air-conditioning comes as standard whilst a number of different pillows are available by request. Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure that rooms have plenty of light at the same time as showing off the sights of the city.
The newly refurbished Brindley Lounge is a convenient and relaxing setting for those hoping to grab a snack or beverage. With a menu of beers, wines, whiskies, and cocktails, the lounge is suitable for those looking for a drink before heading out into the citys busy nightlife, or those just hoping for a break from it all.
The City Caf serves customers at the City Inn Birmingham with a fine selection of food locally sourced and fresh. The outdoor terrace makes for an enjoyable atmosphere and is also suitable for hosting private parties (up to 75 people).
On the mezzanine level five meeting and conference rooms can be found. Each of these is air-conditioned, soundproofed, and, like the guestrooms, have floor-to-ceiling windows and iMac computers. The hotel provides services for all groups meeting here. Wireless internet connectivity is available throughout the property.
A short walk from the hotel is Birminghams Bullring district. This busy hub of shopping is home to some of the citys largest shops, including Selfridges, Debenhams, and the UKs first Forever 21 store, as well as a number of restaurants and other dining outlets. Inside the shopping centre youll find a statue of the Bullring Bull as well as a series of other artwork.
Birmingham is known for its musical heritage with bands such as Black Sabbath (with Ozzy Osbourne), UB40, and the Electric Light Orchestra originating from the city. As such there are a number of venues that accommodate rock and pop music, as well as jazz, a city staple. The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and LG Arena form a complex of arenas that feature global acts performing. Smaller venues such as the O2 Academy and HMV Institute feature established and up-and-coming acts on a regular basis.
The city is also a hub of sporting activity. Visitors may want to visit the National Indoor Arena (NIA) where sports as diverse as athletics, professional wrestling, and basketball appear. The citys two main football clubs, Birmingham City and Aston Villa, play in Englands top two divisions of football. The stadiums that serve these teams, St. Andrews and Villa Park respectively, are each accessible from the City Inn Birmingham.