Emirates Old Trafford to get Hilton hotel

Hilton Worldwide will open a 150-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn at the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC) in 2017.

Proposed Hilton hotel at Emirates Old Trafford (Brian Staham Way sketch)
Proposed Hilton hotel at Emirates Old Trafford (Brian Staham Way sketch)

Bosses at the club have agreed a franchise deal with the hotel chain to build a brand new Garden Inn property on the site.

C&IT reported last month how the Manchester cricket club had secured a £5m loan from the council to build a four-star hotel. Construction of the property is expected to begin later this year.

The new hotel will replace the Old Trafford Lodge and will enhance the conference and event facilities at the Emirates Old Trafford. It will be spread over five floors with a a 24 hour business centre, restaurant, bar, fitness centre and The Pavilion Pantry which will serve snacks throughout the day.

Chairman of LCCC, Michael Cairns OBE, said: "We are delighted to be working with Hilton Worldwide in this franchise agreement. The Old Trafford Lodge is now 16 years old and has been a great asset to Lancashire County Cricket Club.

"However, due to the growth in our conference and events business at Emirates Old Trafford the time has now come to capitalise on the value and suitability of our location and to construct a high quality branded 150-room hotel which will complement our stunning venue."

Hilton already has hotels at several top UK sporting venues. The Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford will join the Hilton Wembley, Hilton at St George’s Park, DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes, and Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, which is due to open this year.

Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn, added: "Hilton Garden Inn is now present in more than 600 locations globally, and we are looking forward to bringing our upscale yet affordable brand to Emirates Old Trafford. The surrounding area benefits from robust demand for quality hotel accommodation, and Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford will offer a new standard for guests visiting the LCCC and its many nearby attractions."

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