Anyone who has stayed at Hotel Football knows that it is not the Manchester United homing site that would be expected. In reality, it is a holistic appreciation for the beautiful game, with a few justified nods to the Red Devils in its design and Cafe Football menu.
However, this month Hotel Football has launched a brand new upgrade – the Class of 92 Room – designed for the Manchester United fan and dripping in Manchester United nostalgia.
On arrival, guests are greeted with an enigmatic room number, outlined in United red and leaving other guests curious as to what is kept behind the door. Upon entering, the unrivalled view of Old Trafford football stadium is so close people will be forgiven for thinking it was another piece of framed artwork – but it’s the real deal.
The custom interior – adoring just seven of the hotel’s 133 bedrooms – includes unique pieces of memorabilia from the Class of 92’s illustrious careers, with signed shirts, Champions League medals and framed snapshots of their most memorable footballing moments. The lads have even left two bottles of Cafe Football beer in the complimentary mini fridge. Above the beds, quotes from the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Socrates and Sir Alex Ferguson make for inspirational bedtime reading. One particular quote from Zizou reads:
“My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder. Scholes is undoubtedly the greatest midfielder of his generation”. You can’t ask for a much more respective reference than that.
Just how far have the boys come? Accompanying the memorabilia is a timeline of the Class of 92’s progression, from academy debuts to record breaking goal tallies. Manchester United fans can take a minute to reminisce or educate young’uns on these legacy-defining moments, all in company of some of the treasures they secured during their tenure at the club.
The experience is capped off with original surprises hidden in every cupboard, complimentary retro treats in mini bar and fun Class of 92-themed wash bottles, as well as a Class of 92 keep sake bookmark.
Class of 92 Rooms are now available to book directly via Hotel Football’s website, or by contacting the reservations team.