Back in March 2020, Gary Neville, co-owner of GG Hospitality announced on social media that both Hotel Football in Trafford and Stock Exchange Hotel in the City Centre would close their doors on Sunday the 22nd of that month to ensure that the health and welfare of its team members as well as that of its guests was safeguarded at all times.
Gary Neville also spoke on the decision that both hotels would be accommodating NHS healthcare workers and medical professionals free of charge from The Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
This was in order to provide them with a comfortable place to stay and remain safe while continuing the incredible work during the challenging time. Throughout the pandemic, across both hotels, GG Hospitality have accommodated in excess of 300NHS key workers.
Following the government announcement on the 23rd June that the hospitality sector will slowly start to re-open from the 4th July, GG Hospitality have taken the decision that the doors to both Hotel Football and Stock Exchange Hotel will stay closed for a little while longer so they can continue to support the incredible NHS workers they have been housing for the last 4 months until they no longer require a place to stay.
Once the NHS key workers have left, the two hotels will spend time to thoroughly sanitise both properties and test new protocols and procedures to ensure that guests, team members and suppliers are kept as safe and comfortable as possible.
GG Hospitality are working towards a re-opening date of the 28th August for Stock Exchange Hotel and 1st September for Hotel Football, although prior to this date Hotel Football will be hosting some unique private events.
In a comment to the press, GG Hospitality CEO, Winston Zahra, explained
Even though the hotel doors are not officially open yet, members of the Hotel Football and Stock Exchange Hotel sales and commercial teams have returned to the business and will be dealing with any enquiries and focusing on driving as much business as possible for when both hotels re-open their doors in August and September