21 June, 2017
Warrington, Cheshire, UK – 22nd June 2017 – Leading provider of innovative hospitality solutions Verteda Ltd, an MSL Solutions Company is deploying Point of Sale technology in the new 150-bedroom four-star Hotel at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, home of Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC). The hotel, which opens in summer 2017, has been described as “the crowning glory of Emirates Old Trafford’s redevelopment”.
The £15m Hotel will be operated by LCCC under a franchise arrangement with a major chain, and replaces the Old Trafford Lodge. The new hotel has five floors, including rooms overlooking the world famous cricket pitch that can be converted into hospitality boxes for match days, plus a bar, restaurant, fitness centre and branded coffee shop. The installation includes three main Point of Sale solutions, two in the bar and one in the restaurant, alongside two Voyager 1 mobile POS solutions for the restaurant and an additional POS/mobile tablet for the reception area coffee shop.
“Due to the growth in our conference and events business at Emirates Old Trafford the time has now come to capitalise on the value and suitability of our location and to construct a high quality branded 150-room hotel which will complement our stunning venue,” said David Hodgkiss , LCCC chairman.
“We’re obviously pleased to continue our relationship with Verteda,” said Anthony Mundy, Operations Director, Emirates Old Trafford. “The new four-star hotel is the last piece in the jigsaw, the final stage in a £60m-plus redevelopment programme that has transformed the ground. We want to ensure the best possible experience for fans and guests, which means using the most innovative technology and solutions – such as those provided by Verteda.”
“We became involved in this new-build project through our partner US-based Agilysys, our existing relationship with LCCC and our location made sense for Verteda to get involved,” says Matthew Prosser, Sales Director, Verteda. “The hotel was keen for Verteda to manage certain aspects of the project, based on the strong relationship we’ve developed with the LCCC team over the years. The project is fully under way, with a Verteda/Agilysys team gathering data from the site and building the new system.”
Services provided include data build, installation, training, user acceptance testing and go-live, which is scheduled for 18th July. Verteda’s specific responsibilities include the build and install of Voyager 1 mobile devices and software, including server build and onsite device configuration.
Heidi Healey, Head of Marketing, Verteda Ltd – +44 (0)1925 401310 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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