With the UK’s first Hotel Football due to open in December this year, GG Hospitality run by football veterans Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville, has announced the team that will help contribute to the hotel’s success.
The 133-bedroom hotel, located in Manchester directly opposite Old Trafford, has appointed a dedicated team of employees with more than 60 years of combined hospitality experience.
The team is made up of general manager, Stewart Davies, director of marketing, Louise Kemp, director of sales, Katie Garrahy, operations manager Michael Falla and revenue manager Hayley Peck.
As general manager, Stewart Davies has been instrumental in the planning stages of Hotel Football since 2013. Starting his career on the Radisson Edwardian Graduate Management Programme, Stewart has held a number of management roles in renowned hotels, from the five star Radisson Edwardian Hampshire Hotel in Leicester Square, to the four star Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Manchester city centre.
Stuart Procter, managing director of GG Hospitality, said: “I am excited by the talented team that is coming together, but the ‘transfer window’ is still open and there is room for many more recruits. However, I have to ensure the core team is of the highest industry calibre. I need to ensure we have a great spine with great experiences, skills and personalities complemented each other. This is very important as we will all be working together on a daily basis and each and every person will play a vital role in the overall success of the hotel.”
The hotel will house the Old Trafford Supporters Club and will feature its own five-a-side rooftop football pitch, Café Football restaurant and meeting and event spaces, catering for up to 500 people.