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Kuits advises GG Hospitality on partnership with National Football Museum

27 Sep 2016

Manchester commercial law firm Kuits has advised on a deal between GG Hospitality and Manchester’s National Football Museum, which will see the company take over the restaurants, hospitality and event management of the museum.

Owned by Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Singaporean Company Rowsley Ltd, GG Hospitality’s partnership with the National Football Museum will see the launch of Café Football on the ground floor in late 2016, on the back of the restaurant’s success at Hotel Football.

GG Hospitality will also have access to the museum’s collections to display at Hotel Football and Café Football sites in both the UK and abroad, as the group pushes a global roll out.

In addition, a new restaurant, ‘The Rabbit in the Moon’, will be added across the 5th and 6th floors of the building, overseen by critically acclaimed chef and GG Hospitality Creative Director, Michael O’Hare. The new venture will serve a ‘space age Asian’ multi course tasting menu and will launch later this year.

Kuits advised on all of the legal aspects of the deal on behalf of GG Hospitality. The team was led by head of corporate and commercial, Rob Buckley, supported by commercial partner James Wall and commercial property partner Martin Davies.

Rob Buckley commented: “Working with The National Football Museum complements GG Hospitality’s experience and expertise. We’re delighted to have helped our long-standing client secure this new and exciting partnership.”

Gary Neville, GG Hospitality co-owner, said: “The National Football Museum is the ideal place for us to expand our hospitality portfolio. The museum is a massive draw for both football fans and tourists in Manchester and bringing the brands together feels like a natural partnership. It is an exciting time for our business, with further announcements imminent.”

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