The hotels, co-owned by Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, aren’t in a rush to re-open to the public.
As hotels across the country re-open their doors for the peak Summer period, Hotel Football and the Stock Exchange Hotel have announced that they’re planning something a little different – keeping their doors closed to the public in order to continue supporting the city’s frontline NHS workers.
Announcing their initial closure as the pandemic hit the UK back in March, both hotels provided beds to over 300 NHS workers in need of alternative accommodation as they fought Coronavirus in our region, with many needing to isolate from their loved ones for weeks at a time. Continuing with the gesture, GG Hospitality (co-owned by Neville and Giggs) has made the decision to remain closed as they continue to house key workers – allowing them to stay for as long as they need while the country moves towards the ‘new normal’.
Speaking of the charitable decision, GG Hospitality CEO, Winston Zahra, said: “As a company we felt that it was the right thing to do to continue looking after the NHS front liners. We will be preparing our properties and continue to train all our team in the rigorous COVID-19 related safety protocols in the weeks ahead and are very much looking forward to welcoming our guests back to the hotels at the end of August/September. In the meantime we would like to thank all the volunteers, companies and the wider community for the support we have received during these past months.”
The Stock Exchange Hotel will remain closed until August 28th, with Hotel Football set to re-open again on September 1st – with the exception of some unique, private events.