Gary Neville University of Salford Press Office, CC BY 2.0 Gary Neville, the former England…
The former Manchester United stars behind Hotel Football have announced a partnership with international hotel chain Marriott.
Under a franchise agreement the hotel, which is a stone’s throw from Old Trafford, marks Tribute Portfolio’s second opening in the UK.
It will remain majority owned by Singaporean business man Peter Lim and former football players Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Philip Neville.
Situated near Manchester United’s home ground, the 133-room hotel with a rooftop five-a-side football pitch, fits with Marriott International’s independent hotel brand as it aims to open more ‘characterful hotels in high-demand destinations across Europe.’
Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville made the announcement during a press conference at the hotel which was live streamed. Neville said: “Being part of Tribute Portfolio’s range of independent hotels makes perfect sense – they connect people with places and each hotel has its own character, rooted in the local community.”
He added: “This will have a very positive impact on us as well as help drive international visitors coming into Manchester.” The move will not impact the current hotel experience and Hotel Football will continue to be operated by GG Hospitality and the ownership remains the same.
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