Emirates Old Trafford prides itself on being the perfect place for businesses to hold single and multi-day conferences and events.
The venue, which last year completed a £60m redevelopment project, is a flexible and versatile space, located just outside Manchester city centre.
Here’s the top five reasons why we could be the perfect home for your next multi-day event!
- Unrivalled spaces
The venue’s flagship conference space is The Point - offering a blank canvas to inspire creativity, with the flexibility to meet virtually any need. It is one of Manchester’s premier locations for large special events, conferences and exhibitions.
The building provides unrivalled and unimpeded panoramic views over the world famous pitch from seven-metre high windows and a stunning balcony. The clever and intuitive design includes many facilities not always available elsewhere, including movable interior walls (which can divide the room into three), a Mezzanine Bar and Reception area, 52 hanging points, large power supplies, an in-house PA system, colour changing LED lights and full wireless internet access to name just a few.
Highly customisable, The Point is just one area of the venue which can be used as part of over 3,600m2 of space and 38 meeting rooms – meaning that there’s endless choices for breakout spaces! In total, Emirates Old Trafford can host up to 2,000 delegates.
- Hilton Garden Inn on site
The on-site, four star Hilton Garden Inn makes Emirates Old Trafford an events organiser’s dream!
The hotel opened in September 2017 and is directly connected to meeting spaces, thanks to an internal bridge-link – meaning delegates never need to step outside, as they take the short walk to their conference!
The hotel boasts 150 bedrooms, with 85 overlooking the famous Lancashire Cricket pitch, a Garden Grille and Bar, Resident’s Gym, Business Centre, free WiFi and Caffè Nero.
The accommodation is suitably designed for any guest, offering a 40-inch HDTV, crisp white bedding, functional work space, ergonomic chair and mini-refrigerator. Rooms feature one twin or one king luxurious Suite Dreams® by Serta bed with premium bedding, and black-out curtains for added comfort.
If that wasn’t enough, the hotel has even achieved ‘Top 50 Status’ on the ‘Popularity Index in Manchester’.
Emirates Old Trafford’s location also makes it attractive to conference bookers.
Situated just three miles from Manchester city centre, the venue is easily accessible by car and public transport and ideally situated to enjoy local attractions. For any delegates who are lucky enough to explore the area, Emirates Old Trafford is located next door to a Metrolink stop, giving guests the chance to hop on and off around the city.
Manchester Airport is just six miles south of the venue and, for those who do make the most of the motorways close by, there are over 700 free car parking spaces on-site – a commuter’s dream!
- In-house events team
Right from the start the Events Team offer a personal service - clients are given a dedicated Event Co-ordinator with years of experience who can take away any planning worries, making it a quick and simple process for clients to organise their conferences.
This Co-ordinator is always available at the end of the phone or by email, and clients can benefit from a Duty Manager who will handle all activity on the day. The approach to customer service is to be positive, flexible and reliable with a ‘can do’ attitude.
Event Co-ordinators ensure that they are at each conference in person to oversee the activity and ensure that all the delegates feel welcomed and have a productive time.
- Food and refreshments
Food and refreshments also makes Emirates Old Trafford conferences stand out. There’s an array of menus to choose from, including: breakfast, bowl food, canapé, finger buffet, fork buffet, late night snacks, light lunches, sharing boards, special healthy choices and street food. Delegates can even enjoy dishes designed for the Lancashire Cricket players, to help boost energy and wellbeing.
Emirates Old Trafford’s Executive Chef can also create bespoke menus to meet any conference or event theme. No matter the amount of delegates or brief, the team are on hand to help the client’s imagination come to life. There’s also complete flexibility for dietary requirements and allergies are handled with the upmost care.