Hotel Football calls up new general manager to head up team

Hotel Football GM_Chris Hull

Hotel Football has appointed a new general manager.

Chris Hull joins the 133-bedroom hotel with more than 20 years’ experience in the hotel sector, having worked in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester.

His most recent position was as GM at the Mercure Atlantic Tower Hotel in Liverpool, where he oversaw the £2.5m renovation of the property.

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Hotel Football is managed by GG Hospitality and is jointly owned by former Manchester United teammates, Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt, plus Singapore businessman Peter Lim.

In addition to its 133 bedrooms, Hotel Football features ground floor restaurant Cafe Football and a number of meeting and events spaces, including a rooftop football pitch and Old Trafford Supports Club in the lower ground floor.

Commenting on his appointment Chris Hull said: “The owners of Hotel Football, along with GG Hospitality, have a strong ethos. They have a unity, hunger and drive for success which has made the property best in class, building the brand from a set of values which resonated very strongly with me, particularly the nurturing and development of people and the underlying winning mentality in everything they do.

“I am also very passionate about football and I’ve lived in Manchester for the last 20 years so to be given the opportunity and challenge to grow Hotel Football, reputationally and financially, as well as further improve the guest experience is an honour.” 

Winston Zahra, GG Hospitality CEO said: “Chris brings with him a wealth of experience of managing hotels around the UK and he is passionate about hospitality and football. Hotel Football is a unique and exciting property and with our recent conversion to a Tribute Portfolio hotel within the Marriott International portfolio, the hotel is ready to be taken to the next level.”

GG Hospitality is a hospitality management company which is co-owned by Singaporean businessman Peter Lim, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, founded in 2013.

The business now manages and operates a growing portfolio of hospitality concepts, including Cafe Football, Hotel Football Old Trafford as well as GG Events and Catering (venues include Manchester Cathedral, the National Football Museum and Salford City FC).

This year will see the launch of new boutique hotel, Stock Exchange Hotel in Manchester, complete with a Tom Kerridge restaurant.

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