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Hotel du Vin Hotel Review: In 2001, this early Victorian-style building near the heart of Birmingham’s Jewelry Quarter, the old city center, was turned into the Hotel du Vin, part of a small chain of upscale hotels geared more towards pampering and wine tasting than strictly business. But we love this hotel for its elegant décor and the perfect escape it offers from the hustle of traveling on the job. Inside, historic sweeping staircases and granite pillars give way to ultra-modern accommodations. The hotel showcases an extensive wine list, stocking roughly 50 varieties of Champagne at the bar and often plays host to wine tasting events and special dinners. The Bistro, part of the Vin’s namesake, serves up “simple seasonal classics” at not too extravagant prices.