GG Hospitality, the parent company of Hotel Football and Cafe Football headed by former footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs, is to roll out the two brands into mainland Europe and Asia.
Café Football, which launched a 120-seat outlet in Westfield Stratford, London, in December 2013, will initially expand into central Manchester before launching its first overseas restaurant in Singapore in 2017. Meanwhile, Hotel Football, which opened adjacent to the Old Trafford stadium of Manchester United in February 2015, will open its second site overseas at a yet-to-be confirmed location.
Gary Neville, said: “It was very important for us to prove that our brands worked in the UK before considering expansion and, following on from the success of Café Football and Hotel Football Old Trafford, we’re now in a strong position to introduce our brands to a global audience.
“We have several exciting developments nearing completion in Manchester that we’re looking forward to launching, both later this year and into 2017, but we’ve always said we’re an ambitious team and we’re looking forward to the challenge that launching our Hotel Football and Cafe Football brands in new countries presents.”
GG Hospitality is co-owned by Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Singaporean based Rowsley Limited. The partnership is also involved in developing a luxury, 200-bedroom hotel – separate from the hotel Football brand – in the £200m mixed-use St Michael’s development in Manchester.