GG Hospitality has today taken the decision to close the two hotels under its management temporarily, due to Covid-19.
Hotel Football in Trafford and Stock Exchange Hotel in the city centre will close with effect from March 22.
In taking this decision GG Hospitality also announced that it will not be making any member of its staff redundant or putting anyone on unpaid leave.
The company is working with its team to put a package in place for all staff members for the months ahead, following which the hope is that things would have returned to normal.
GG Hospitality has further announced that following discussions that took place over the past week with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), the company will be accommodating their healthcare workers and medical professionals free of charge at Hotel Football in Trafford and at Stock Exchange Hotel.
Gary Neville, one of the main shareholders of GG Hospitality said: “We have taken this decision as we believe in being proactive and decisive. We feel that we have a responsibility to protect our team members and as shareholders we have put together the resources to put us in the best position to do this. Our company’s success is all down to our team and we feel it is critical that we look after everyone in these challenging times.
“We will reopen once the situation is declared safe and, in the meantime, we will do our utmost to ensure our team members are looked after and where possible we will help the wider community. These are not easy times, but we are confident we will come out on the other end stronger as a company and as a community.”
GG Hospitality is a hospitality management company which is co-owned by Singaporean businessman Peter Lim, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs.
Stock Exchange Hotel is owned by Finestday Ltd, a company co-owned by Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Winston Zahra.
In 2014 the building was purchased by Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs and recently opened as a Relais & Chateaux property in November 2019.
Hotel Football, situated across the road from Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, is managed by GG Hospitality and is jointly owned by Class of 92 teammates, Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Philip Neville and Nicky Butt, together with Singaporean businessman Peter Lim.