You’ll be hard-pressed not to find a lover of the beautiful game here in Manchester, and with two cult-favourite clubs on either side of our city, it’s easy to see why. Which makes us the perfect recipients of Gary Neville and Ryan Gigg’s football-dedicated hotel, Hotel Football.
Bang next to the legendary Old Trafford, the hotel is not only perfectly located for watching a Man U match while in Manchester, but it also overlooks it, too, with huge glass windows on the stadium side framing the iconic venue so you can admire it all. day. long.
Spending both their entire football careers playing for Manchester United, it’s only fitting that the pair – along with Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville – would come together for the venture, developing not only a convenient place for fans to sleep, drink and eat next door to Old Trafford, but a complete football haven filled with fantastic tributes to the game throughout the entire venue.
From football-themed murals and coffees served with mini chocolate footballs, to a rooftop astroturfed pitch and a live sports bar playing all of the most popular games, fans will certainly get their footy fix when visiting Hotel Football.
Opening back in 2015, the hotel is actually a world first, with Neville and Giggs planning a number of others next to football stadiums around the globe.
Inside the rooms, guests can expect all of the luxury essentials required for getting a good night’s kip after the adrenaline of a game, alongside retro treats, access to Sky Sports, and in some rooms, Class of ’92 memorabilia that can’t be found in many other places.
In addition to cosy rooms, guests can also pay a visit to Cafe Football, which serves up a family-friendly menu of pizzas, burgers, salads and more – from ‘Messi’ fries to ‘Scholesy’ steaks. For the grown-ups, expect tons of creatively named cocktails including the ‘Red Devil’, the ‘Player of the Season’ and ‘Half Time Orange’, alongside gins from Salford’s Four Si4sters Distillery, and beers from their brother-run brewery, Seven Bro7hers.
On the rooftop at the aptly named Football Heaven, guests can take in panoramic views of Manchester and Old Trafford from nine floors up, play a little bit of footy on the astroturf and enjoy a fantastic programme of live events, from fitness classes to live music. Find out more here.