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Class of 92' launch Hotel Football

GG Hospitality directors and former teammates, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, have opened the world’s first Hotel Football, in Manchester.
Located opposite Manchester United’s OId Trafford stadium, the four-star 133 bedroom hotel, event and conference facility boasts a number of unique features making it the go-to destination for fans, families, business users and tourists.

To add to the footballing credentials, other members of the Class of ’92 – Philip Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt, are also on board.

The hotel offers the ultimate match day fan experience, with bespoke hospitality packages, as well as being home to The Old Trafford Supporters Club, making it the place to be for any football fan.

Talking about the new development, Gary Neville said: “Ryan and I have spent so much of our lives playing at Old Trafford and appreciate everyone who supported us there over the years.

“To make sure that the hotel appeals to everyone, not just football fans, we are working with some of the most talented people in the industry and have created something unique and inviting – with a focus on excellent customer service.”  

Feeding a love of football, the hotel captures authentic football culture, with hints to the great game running throughout the décor and local talent, with unique artwork on display in each room from University of Salford students.

After a busy day exploring the city, finishing a business meeting or enjoying a long weekend, guests can check in to one of the 133 bedrooms. The interior of the hotel is stylishly designed to create a relaxed, but totally unique atmosphere.

Rooms come complete with a 40” smart TV where guests can enjoy a full Sky package, as well as complementary Wi-Fi, a fully stocked complementary retro mini bar and free parking.  

Hotel Football boasts Café Football Old Trafford, which serves dishes that have proved popular at its London counterpart. 

The menu, designed by two Michelin star chef, Michael Wignall, in collaboration with Café Football’s executive chef, Brendan Fyldes, sees traditional, wholesome produce transformed into something extraordinary.

With signature dishes, like The Boss Burger and the Café Football Sausage Roll, a dish that restaurant critic Jay Rayner described as “shockingly good”, the menu aims to capture the essence of the beautiful game and some local delicacies too, including a vimto trifle.

To complement the menu, there will be more than 20 wines from 10 different countries to choose from, together with a range of hand-selected international craft beers, including the specially brewed CF Beer. Visitors to Café Football are able to sip signature cocktails designed by expert mixologists. Inspired by football, they are sure to score points, with delights such as the Red Devil and The Posh.  

The Old Trafford Supporters Club is located inside Hotel Football Old Trafford and is the ultimate fan’s hangout. Guests and fans can get involved in the excitement and build up to the game, with live music, pie and peas, betting facilities and a fully stocked bar.  

Taking the football theme one step further, the hotel features its own impressive rooftop 5-a-side football pitch. The ideal event space for parties or a casual kick-about, known simply as ‘Heaven’, the pitch on the 11th floor boasts panoramic views of Old Trafford and Manchester. With a fully retractable roof, it can be hired for unique parties, events for up to 200 people or just a kick-about with friends.  

There is an extensive range of corporate facilities available for local and national businesses visiting Manchester, with six meeting and event rooms that hold up to 500 people.

Focusing on teamwork and taking inspiration from some of the greatest ever football teams, the conferencing facilities are designed to help users achieve their goals. This includes use of the Players’ Lounge, where food designed by two Michelin Star chef, Michael Wignall, will help refuel with half time treats to reward hard work.

Stuart Procter, managing director of GG Hospitality, the hospitality company behind Hotel Football, commented: “Hotel Football Old Trafford is one of the UK’s most unique hotel developments. We have built the foundations of a strong and experienced team to drive forward the opening of the hotel and look forward to inviting guests to enjoy the Hotel Football experience.”

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