Emirates Old Trafford unveils expanded Hilton Garden Inn

Featured image credit: Matt Eachus/Lancashire Cricket

The Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester officially launched the extension of its Hilton Garden Inn hotel during an event attended by Lancashire and England legend James Anderson.

Yesterday’s (Monday’s) event at the expanded four-star Hilton Garden Inn was attended by over 120 special guests, including former and current Lancashire and England players, club partners, and representatives from the local area and business community.

The extended hotel now has 250 premium bedrooms, including a new top floor of suites. The facility includes two outdoor terraces and a restaurant and event space, The Edge, which was unveiled during the July Ashes Test at Emirates Old Trafford.

The top floor features seven premium suites overlooking the cricket ground. The suites have been named in honour of Lancashire legends past and present: Clive Lloyd, Wasim Akram, Michael Atherton, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Neil Fairbrother and Farokh Engineer.

Yesterday’s event saw the unveiling of a plaque to recognise the completion of the new facility, which marks the culmination of a £75m (€86m/$94m) investment over 15 years. Emirates Old Trafford announced plans to extend the hotel in June.

The hotel first opened its doors in 2017. The wider investment in the stadium has included a 1,025-seat stand, a heritage centre, a guest services hub, and a new retail store facing directly on to Brian Statham Way.

Lancashire Cricket chair Andy Anson said: “We were thrilled to open our Hilton Garden Inn extension officially on Monday evening and to welcome so many of the club’s stakeholders to Emirates Old Trafford. It was great that England’s best-ever bowler, James Anderson, was present to unveil our new plaque celebrating the new world-class facility.

“The project – which completes the £75m redevelopment at Emirates Old Trafford over the last 15 years – is the culmination of the club’s diversification strategy to create a multi-purpose stadium where all profits can be invested back into cricket.”

Emirates Old Trafford will host TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit next month.