GG Hospitality, the parent company of Hotel Football and Cafe Football, has announced plans for a global roll out which will include expansion of the hotel and restaurant brands into mainland Europe and Asia.
Hotel Football, which has enjoyed a successful first 18 months since opening in Manchester, will be taken across the UK, to Europe and Asia as part of GG Hospitality’s long term expansion plans.
The 133-bedroom hotel, which has a rooftop football pitch and is located across from Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, will be replicated in design as up to 5,000 new rooms will be created globally over the next decade.
GG Hospitality, which is co-owned by Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Singaporean based Rowsley Limited, will also launch the UK’s third Cafe Football in central Manchester before the end of the calendar year as part of its partnership with the National Football Museum, while the first overseas restaurant will be opened in Singapore in 2017.
Gary Neville, GG Hospitality co-owner, said: “It was very important for us to prove that our brands worked in the UK before considering expansion and, following on from the success of Cafe Football and Hotel Football Old Trafford, we’re now in a strong position to introduce our brands to a global audience.
“We have several exciting developments nearing completion in Manchester that we’re looking forward to launching, both later this year and into 2017, but we’ve always said we’re an ambitious team and we’re looking forward to the challenge that launching our Hotel Football and Cafe Football brands in new countries presents.”