The Lowry Hotel in Manchester launches the Ultimate Football Experience
Manchester, September 2012 – With the football season now underway, Rocco Forte’s The Lowry Hotel in Manchester has teamed up with the city’s leading football institutions to offer guests of all ages a wide range of exclusive football experiences.
Home to Manchester United and Manchester City, the city is the undisputed capital of football and the hotel has partnered with newly opened National Football Museum, the Professional Football Association and New Manchester Walks, to give fans an exclusive insight into the beautiful game.
The Lowry Hotel’s football expert, Head Concierge Russ Green and his team have searched the city for a series of bespoke footballing programmes available to the hotel’s guests. Canadian-born Russ is no stranger the football world – starting out as youth player for the provincial All Star Team in Manotiba, he has played for various professional teams in Canada and the US, before moving to the UK to play for Premier League team Wigan Athletic F.C.
As part of the Manchester Football Package, guests can start the day with a guided tour of the National Football Museum where they will be able to browse the greatest collection of football memorabilia ever assembled before testing themselves against the professionals; keeping their nerves in a penalty shootout, having a go at commentating a match and soaking up the pressure at Wembley Stadium at the impressive Football+ Experiences.
The hotel has put Russ’ knowledge to further use to create a series of bespoke experiences for football fans. At an additional cost, Legends tours and lunches with former players at both Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium and Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium can be arranged. Those wanting to dig deeper into the sporting history of the city, can join one of New Manchester Walks’ guides on a journey through the great game, reliving the heroics and antics of the Holy Trinity: Best, Law and Charlton – three legendary British players and discovering sites such as the Royal Hotel Picadilly where the world’s first professional football league was set up in 1888.
For guests wishing to discover more about their favourite players, the hotel’s Football Expert can also arrange for fans to meet with a hero from a Premier League team*. They will be able to relive memorable match moments, discuss tips and tactics and share anecdotes over lunch, dinner or drinks at The Lowry Hotel.
The Manchester Football Package at The Lowry Hotel is available all year round.
Prices start from £195 per night based on two people sharing a Deluxe Room on a B&B basis and include:
- An exclusive tour of the National Football Museum
- Upgrade to a Superior Room and early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability
- Use of the hotel’s Football Expert to book all football-related activities**
To book or to find our more, contact The Lowry Hotel on +44 (0)870 460 5040, quoting Manchester Football Package.
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Notes to Editors Manchester Football Package – Terms & Conditions
*Lunches, drinks and/or dinner are restricted to players from Premier League teams based in the Northwest of England. Prices range from £1,500 to £4,000. Details supplied upon request.
**Additional activities are at an extra cost:
- Bespoke tours with New Manchester Walks are priced at £100.00 per tour for max of 15 people. Tours are approx 2 hours. Sporting Manchester Tours via private transfer can be arranged and take in the wider history and future of the sport. Prices upon request.
- Tours of Manchester United’s stadium and Museum cost £16 per person. Legends tours are on set dates and cost £120 per person or £110 per person for two people booking together. Tours of Manchester City’s stadium and Museum cost £10 per person. Legends tours are on set dates and cost £120 per person or £110 per person for two people booking together. The Lowry Hotel
Manchester's most fashionable hotel, the award-winning Lowry Hotel is ideally situated on the banks of the River Irwell in the Chapel Wharf area on the Salford-Manchester boundary. Next to Calatrava's landmark Trinity Bridge, The Lowry Hotel is perfectly located for easy access to central Manchester and the main shopping and commercial districts. Each one of the hotel's spacious 165 rooms and suites provide the maximum comfort and ease for our guests with an elegant combination of neutral tones, clean lines of dark woods and sleek furnishings. The relaxed and stylish ambience of the River Restaurant reflects the sophisticated feel of The Lowry Hotel with a fresh, unpretentious approach to top quality dining. The Spa at The Lowry Hotel offers a wide selection of treatments specifically designed to restore mind and body, together with a gym, sauna, health suite and relaxation rooms. As well as offering the ultimate in comfort, cuisine and leisure, The Lowry Hotel provides the perfect venue for your next Manchester conference, meeting or event for up to 400 people.Rocco Forte Hotels
Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 13 individual hotels and resorts. Each property has a unique style, reflecting its nationality and location, but all share Rocco Forte Hotels’ trademark attention to detail, high quality and immaculate service.
Established by Sir Rocco Forte in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; The Lowry Hotel, Manchester; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Brown’s Hotel, London; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Augustine Hotel, Prague; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily; Rocco Forte Hotel Abu Dhabi. Future openings: Jeddah; Marrakech; Cairo; Luxor.
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