Birmingham has a rich history as an 18th century manufacturing city, and while industry has changed, the city’s importance has remained steadfast. For FirstStay, the leading serviced apartment provider in Birmingham city centre, location is everything. FirstStay is fortunate to be able to claim the best location for business travellers in literally any of their serviced apartments.
FirstStay has apartments in the best areas of the city, including the Postbox and Mailbox areas as well as near the train station. Our apartments are some of the best appointed you can find in the heart of the city, with full kitchens and modern decor. Above all, the professionals at FirstStay have created an oasis for the business traveller, offering a sanctuary after a long day of work.
Dami Isijola, CEO of FirstStay and Feyi Aribisala, Apartment Manger have recently given an interview about FirstStay apartments and Birmingham. You may be surprised at their perspectives on business travel:
What is FirstStay all about?
Dami: The FirstStay brand is about providing the luxury of a hotel stay and the services many travellers enjoy with the privacy and spacious atmosphere of home. We have one or two bedroom apartments that are completely self-catering and include free parking, which is a huge cost savings to our guests. While we welcome many travellers to our fair city for business, we also see our share of leisure travellers who want to enjoy the museums, art and food experience the city has to offer.
What is Birmingham really like?
Feyi: When most people think of travelling in the UK they think of London first, which is why Birmingham is often referred to as “the second city”. However, Birmingham is at the real heart of the country, the Midlands, and is a cultural, financial and commercial urban area. The metropolitan area is home to more than 3.7 million people and has been a market town since medieval times. Birmingham is an important hub to many industries as well as a tourist magnet for the canals, museums, food scene, and nightlife. As Dami alluded to, there are so many great things about Birmingham including theatre and concerts, art and food, that some of our business travellers return with their families or friends.
What are the best features about FirstStay serviced apartments?
Dami: Primarily, our apartments are located in the city centre, which is a huge convenience for business travellers as it places them close to their company workspace without a long commute, which is the point of travelling for business. FirstStay apartments are also convenient to trade shows, so we find that show managers with tight budgets are drawn to our apartments because of the cost savings in keeping ground transport and personal costs down during an extended trade show stay.
Feyi: I totally agree with what Dami has said, and I would add that our guests love the homely feeling of our apartments as well as the extra space they have over a hotel room. I had one guest tell me how important it was to be able to close the bedroom door to the computer at night and truly relax and refresh for the next day, but also to be able to count on the work space when he needed it.
Postbox Suite or West Suite?
Dami: That’s like asking about my favourite child! I love the Postbox Suite because of the view of the canals, a charming feature of Birmingham city centre, where there are more canals than Venice! However, the location of the West Suite is fantastic and within a short walk of BrindlyPlace and Broad Street, two happening locations in Birmingham right now. I could not possibly choose between them – it has to be one night at each location for me!
Feyi: I couldn’t have said it better myself; I would just add that I have personal experience staying in each of our apartments for quality control and they all have sophistication, charm and offer great views, amenities and locations. You can’t go wrong!
Whether you are on a city break with friends and family or in town for business, FirstStay serviced apartments offer great home-from-home amenities, fantastic locations and a wealth of cost savings over an ordinary hotel stay. Book directly with us with just a few clicks on our booking page, and you will save immediately and be assured of your first choice of room. Give FirstStay a chance to make your next stay in Birmingham your best stay ever!