New openings. From restaurants to hotels, 2020 will welcome even more fabulous destinations this year, adding to Birmingham’s ever-growing leisure and tourism offering. Keep your eyes peeled and discover what the city has to offer.

Paradise Birmingham

Paradise is the latest chapter in Birmingham’s compelling history, a location rich in British heritage and charm and where the old and the new sit side by side. Delivering one of the UK’s most important city centre developments and an entirely new destination, it is placemaking at its very best.

What to expect:

  • Ten brand new high-quality buildings
  • Three new public squares
  • £700m investment into the city
  • 1.74m sq ft of contemporary office space
  • 120,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space
  • 550 car parking spaces
  • 4-star hotel with 250 bedrooms and over 22 floors


Dishoom Birmingham will open in Spring 2020 - located in the heart of the city at One Chamberlain Square, part of Paradise Birmingham. The team, led by co-founders Shamil and Kavi Thakrar, are truly delighted to be moving into this new home, where they will enjoy the company of the city’s most beautiful and historic buildings.

Executive Chef Naved Nasir’s menu of Bombay comfort food will be served all day, from breakfast-time until late. Bringing together the food of all Bombay, dishes cooked in Hindu, Muslim, Irani and Parsi traditions willall jostle for space on the table, and a new chef’s special will be created especially for Dishoom Birmingham (particulars forthcoming in due course). The restaurant will also have a Permit Room bar, serving Dishoom’s award-winning cocktails, teetotal tipples, chai, coolers and more.

Craft English Garden

In January 2020, the team behind Craft Dining Rooms and Aktar Islam will be launching the Craft English Garden, a stunning garden terrace and inside dining room bringing a unique drinking and dining space. Located on the Canalside at the ICC alongside the critically acclaimed Craft Dining Rooms, the site will be centred around a beautifully designed bar and crafted dining pods for groups to enjoy.

Indoors will still see the best of Britsh dining being served in Craft Dining Rooms as well as spirits, ale, soft drinks and iover 100 different wines.


The new Eastside development will feature both an on-site hotel and pub linked directly to meeting and events spaces. It will sit within the heart of what’s being called the ‘Knowledge Quarter’ - alongside Birmingham’s universities. It will be walking distance from the city centre, canal network and cultural attractions making it the perfect location to access key spots in Birmingham.  

The hotel

The 195-room Aloft Hotel will accomodate a mixture of standard and luxury suite options with an on-site pub!

Affinity Suite

Eastside’s main venue space will be the city’s largest pillar free banqueting space, capable of seating upto 1200 delegates. It features its own welcome reception, state of the art AV and technical capabilities and floor to ceiling dividers that can slice the room in two.

Attrium & Belmont Suite

Outside of the Affinity Suite there is breakout capacity capable of housing the 1,200 delegates that can fit into the main space.

The first of which is the Belmont Suite, itself capable of hosting up to 400 delegates, and with similar roof to floor dividers that can turn it into four separate rooms. The Belmont Suite also sits within a larger atrium, which floods the space with natural light and makes for an easy business networking and relaxation area.

The eastside rooms also has a number of smaller meetings and events spaces, hosted on floors one and two of the venue, all with their own dedicated reception and food and beverage servicing areas.


Opening January 2020, Moxy Birmingham NEC will be filled with stylish nods to the music industry displayed through its interior design. The hotel is located at the heart of the NEC and within walking distance of Resorts World and Resorts World Arena. Expect an affordable boutique hotel with spacious, cosy rooms, 42" LCD Tvs and free Wi-Fi throughout your stay.




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