Gary Neville

Cheshire Life - - Cheshire Champions - GG HOS­PI­TAL­ITY

For­mer Manch­ester United and Eng­land de­fender Gary Neville has opened the doors of his two Manch­ester ho­tels to non-pay­ing cus­tomers. The pun­dit-turned­suc­cess­ful busi­ness­man has given over Ho­tel Foot­ball at Old Traf­ford and the newly launched Stock Ex­change in Manch­ester city cen­tre to pro­vide free beds to health work­ers on the front­line of the coro­n­avirus cri­sis. The two sites have been closed tem­po­rar­ily, with their 176 rooms of­fered to sup­port health­care pro­fes­sion­als from Manch­ester Univer­sity NHS Foun­da­tion Trust.

Both sites are owned by GG Hos­pi­tal­ity, the restau­rant and ho­tel group founded by Neville and fel­low for­mer foot­baller

Ryan Giggs. The move has not only given health­care work­ers a safe, com­fort­able, wel­com­ing place to stay after long and chal­leng­ing shifts work­ing to save lives, but it also has safe­guarded the jobs of GG Hos­pi­tal­ity staff – the com­pany an­nounced no mem­ber of staff would be made re­dun­dant or put on un­paid leave.

GG Hos­pi­tal­ity CEO, Win­ston Zahra, says: “We are liv­ing in un­prece­dented times and we have taken these de­ci­sions in the most re­spon­si­ble way pos­si­ble.

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