Sport & Leisure
Iconic 138 bedroom 4-star hotel located on the doorstep of The Theatre of Dreams.
Designing a 100% site coverage hotel between a busy road and a canal can always be a challenge, but add in Manchester United as your next door neighbour, football legends Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs as the clients plus fan pressure... Welcome to Hotel Football.
The brief was a real challenge for the site given the physical constraints. We had to consider delivery throughout the design process to ensure that the project could be delivered within its strict commercial budget.Andrew Rainford Director, AEW Architects
Our approach to the football theme was a balance between subtle nod, fun and kitsch. The £15m development includes 138 bedrooms, Café Football, Old Trafford Supporters' Club and a rooftop football pitch with a retractable roof named Heaven. Combined, the facilities allow the hotel to cater for different groups and uses throughout the season.
We took architectural cues from Old Trafford to embed the link between club and hotel at a fundamental level. It has been great to see the fans' positive response to the completed project.Andrew Rainford Director, AEW Architects