First look: Giggs and Neville reveal football pitch event space

Footballers Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville have announced details of their new Manchester hotel and conference centre, Hotel Football, which is set to open for events on 8 December.

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Among the venue spaces available is an 11th-floor rooftop football pitch dubbed ‘Heaven’. The space can accommodate up to 200 people for parties or kick-abouts and features a fully retractable roof.

Hotel Football also boasts six meetings and event rooms for up to 500. The Players’ Lounge facility has been designed to help delegates refuel at ‘half time’, with catering designed by Michelin-starred chef Michael Wignall.

Run by GG Hospitality and located opposite Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium, the 133-bedroom hotel will also provide match day experiences and corporate hospitality packages, as well as hosting The Old Trafford Supporters Club.

Stuart Procter, managing director of GG Hospitality, said: "The announcement of the official opening date and the sneak peak inside what is one of the UK’s most unique hotel developments, is the next major milestone in this project. I’m looking forward to taking our very first bookings."

Neville added: "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 to create something unique and inviting – with a focus on excellent customer service."

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