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20 Jun 2017

The Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford team receives a boost

The Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford has appointed Sorana Cernea as Front Office Manager and Shani Grisdale as Groups Coordinator.

The growing team follows the previous appointment of Michael Hewson as General Manager late in 2016, and Sales Manager Janice Barrington-Wood earlier this year.

Sorana and Shani bring with them vast experience of working within the international hotel industry. Sorana began her career at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Romania, and has since worked as Office Manager with Wyndham Days Inn & Suites in California, and as a Supervisor at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Manchester City Centre. Similarly Shani has amassed a broad experience following three years in Italy at IC Bellagio, before joining the Pre-opening Team at Hotel Football in 2014 as Groups and Reservations agent.

Sorana, Front Office Manager, said: “I’m so excited to join Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford at what is a stunning and iconic venue. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join what is already shaping up to be a fantastic team.”

Mirroring this sentiment, Shani, Groups Coordinator said: “Having the opportunity to support Emirates Old Trafford through joining the Hilton Garden Inn team is so exciting. I can’t wait to get stuck in!”

Offering 150 spacious and modern bedrooms; 80 of which will provide guests with stunning balconies overlooking the world famous Lancashire Country Cricket Club pitch, as well as a restaurant, fitness centre, coffee shop and business centre, the hotel is set to position itself as the go to hotel not just in Trafford but across Greater Manchester and the North West, and is the final piece in the jigsaw at Emirates Old Trafford, completing the £60million redevelopment that the venue has seen in recent years.

Michael Hewson, General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford, said: “Having Sorana and Shani join us is fantastic, and they have both made an immediate impact.” 

Angela Hodson, Head of Conferences and Events at Emirates Old Trafford, said: “Having the Hilton Garden Inn on site is going to launch Emirates Old Trafford as a truly all-inclusive venue, offering conference spaces, break out/meeting rooms and bedrooms ‘under one roof’.  Already attracting big brands, such as AutoTrader, SOLACE and The Nuclear Decommissioning Conference Europe this year, the addition of the new hotel will only assist the venue in further enhancing its already fantastic offering.”

Emirates Old Trafford is already taking hotel booking for delegates attending conferences and events  at the venue, please call 0161 282 4020 or email events@lccc.co.uk for more information.

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