Emirates Old Trafford is now proud to boast one of the most all-inclusive venues for business in Manchester, thanks to the completion of a £60m redevelopment project.
The stadium, which was once purely home to Lancashire Cricket Club, now also offers a flexible, multi-purpose events venue, Hilton Garden Inn hotel and Caffè Nero all on site.
Business guests who come to benefit from over 3,600m2 of intelligent spaces can discover a treasure trove of features, enabling them to tick all their event goals without ever stepping outside.
So, what exactly can you expect to find at the complete Emirates Old Trafford?
Guests are greeted with an abundance of intelligent business and event spaces on arrival. Catering from ten to 2,000 people, from small meetings to large exhibitions and conferences, our impressive facilities are fully supported by dedicated in-house services, such as duty managers, IT support and experienced event planners.
Emirates Old Trafford’s flagship event space is ‘The Point’ – offering a seven-metre ceiling with floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views of Lancashire’s world-famous cricket pitch. The blank canvas is designed to inspire creativity and, with a capacity of up to 1,200, the options are endless.
Highly customisable, The Point can also be divided into three separate spaces, thanks to retractable walls – ideal for creating intelligent breakout rooms or smaller functions.
Just next door is the award-winning Pavilion, which combines the finest traditions of cricket with modern, high-quality hospitality. The building, which originally dates back to 1895 before undergoing a £7.5m redevelopment in 2013, can accommodate up to 700 guests thanks to eight striking suites and nine executive boxes.
Uniquely, both multi-purpose sections of the stadium are connected via an internal footbridge, meaning delegates never need to step outside to access their breakout sessions or meetings. This walkway also provides direct access to Emirates Old Trafford’s Hilton Garden Inn.
The four-star hotel, which opened in September 2017, boasts 150 bedrooms across five floors, with 85 overlooking the Lancashire cricket pitch, which can be converted to hospitality boxes on match days and for concerts.
For both hotel guests and one-day delegates, there’s always a delicious dinner on site at the Garden Grille and Bar. Why not relax with your favourite cocktail or cold craft beer in the Lounge? Before enjoying one of our Hilton Garden Inn favourites such as our pan-roasted chorizo chicken Ballantine or try the classic Mobley burger which is served on a toasted brioche bun, all lovingly prepared by our Executive Chef and his team.
Delegates who do stay at the Hilton Garden Inn can enjoy the perfect start to a busy day with a delicious cooked-to-order breakfast, prepared by our professional kitchen staff.
The hotel also includes direct access to a vibrant Caffè Nero. The coffee house stands at 170m2, and customers can benefit from plenty of seating to enjoy the traditional Italian espresso-based drinks and a range of food, including pastries baked fresh in store, delicious lunch options and indulgent cakes.
The theme of quality refreshments is one which spreads throughout the venue, with the addition of Aroma coffee – an Italian brand, part of The Nero Roasting Company. Aroma coffee is 100% Arabica and Rainforest Alliance Certified, sourced from the best growing regions in South and Central America by a team of experts.
The coffee is served across all meetings, conferences and events, as well as through the Hilton Garden Inn and cricket hospitality areas.
Cricket hospitality also makes Emirates Old Trafford a completely all-inclusive venue for business. The stadium has a distinguished tradition of hosting international and domestic cricket, with unrivalled views across a range of premium packages, making it the perfect place for businesses to network and host clients.
If that wasn’t enough, Emirates Old Trafford is supported by over 700 car parking spaces and easy transport links. Located just three miles from Manchester’s centre, guests can jump on the Metrolink at Old Trafford, which can be accessed just outside the venue, and be in the city within minutes. The airport and major motorways are also only a short drive away.
So, if you think Emirates Old Trafford is just about cricket, think again!