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The Grand Hotel, the iconic Victorian building which fronts much of Colmore Row, is once again open thanks to the small matter of a £45 million refurbishment. From November 4th guests can stay in one of the 185 rooms for a staycation, to meet and drink in Madeleine, the chic cocktail bar. Then, from November 12th, a festive Afternoon Tea will be served at the bargain price of £25, until 30th November, including a glass of champagne. As the pictures will testify, it’s a beautiful space that has restored the Art Deco and French Renaissance features, whilst bringing the space firmly into the luxury 21st hotel sector. Birmingham should be very proud to have it once again.

I’m guessing you’d like to know how to win an overnight stay at The Grand Hotel, complete with afternoon tea and cocktails? It’s very simple. Much like the hotel, this blog is going through quite the makeover, with a new shiny website launching in a couple of weeks complete with a fortnightly email bringing the best of food and drink direct to you. Simply subscribe here and a winner will be notified on November 9th.

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