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Hilton Worldwide has announced it will open a new property at the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club.
Under a franchise agreement between the group and club, construction of the Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford will start later this year, with an open date scheduled for early 2017.
Located just outside of Manchester, the hotel will offer 150 rooms over five floors, a 24-hour gym, restaurant, bar and business centre. It will also offer free wifi throughout.
The new hotel will replace the existing Old Trafford Lodge, which has been operating for 16 years.
Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said: “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.”
Lancashire chairman Michael Cairns said: “We are delighted to be working with Hilton Worldwide in this franchise agreement.
“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... hotel which will complement our stunning venue.”
Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn, said: “Hilton Garden Inn is now present in more than 600 locations globally, and we are looking forward to bringing our upscale yet affordable brand to Emirates Old Trafford.”
Last month the club secured a £5 million loan from the council to build the four-star hotel.