Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford to open in 2017

Hilton Worldwide has signed a franchise agreement with Lancashire County Cricket Club to bring its Hilton Garden Inn brand to the Old Trafford ground.

The club said construction of the 150-room Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford is expected to begin later this year, with the first guests arriving in early 2017.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said: "Our presence at top UK sporting venues is growing, and Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford will be another impressive addition to our portfolio, joining Hilton Wembley, Hilton at St George's Park, DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes, and Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, which is due to open this year. The hotel will play an important role in enhancing the growing mixed-use offer at Emirates Old Trafford, which has established itself as a thriving business and leisure hub."

Michael Cairns, chairman of Lancashire County Cricket Club, said: "The Old Trafford Lodge is now 16 years old and has been a great asset to Lancashire County Cricket Club. However, due to the growth in our conference and events business at Emirates Old Trafford the time has now come to capitalise on the value and suitability of our location and to construct a high quality branded 150-room hotel which will complement our stunning venue. This is another example of a global, world class brand partnering with Lancashire County Cricket Club following our naming rights agreement with Emirates – and we look forward to a hugely successful future together."

The architect on the scheme is Glasgow-based Ica.

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By Mannamead

Strange LCCC didn’t retain BDP to design the hotel. I hope it retains some visual coherence with the other recent developments.

By Point