Fans of Sunderland, Chelsea and Everton could be first to benefit from new hotel

The hotel is currently under construction.
The hotel is currently under construction.
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Football fans could be among the first to benefit from the North East's newest hotel in May.

The Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland, which is under construction adjacent to the Stadium of Light, will launch ahead of the Black Cats' final home games this season against Chelsea, on May 7, and Everton, on May 11.

Bookings are now being taken from supporters of all three clubs who wish to stay in one of the hotel’s 141 en-suite bedrooms.

Each room comes equipped with an in-room mini fridge, individually controlled air conditioning, flat screen TV and access to complimentary WiFi.

Kim Kelso, Hilton Garden Inn Sunderland’s general manager, said: “We’re thrilled that the hotel will be open for SAFC’s last two home games of the 2015/2016 season.

“This is perfect timing for fans of SAFC and Chelsea who want to make more of their matchday experience, as well as those Everton supporters who might find it more convenient to spend the night after an evening kick-off.

“It also means that fans from all three clubs will be among the first to enjoy everything the new Hilton Garden Inn has to offer.”

Reservations are now being taken for overnight accommodation at the Hilton Garden Inn on May 7 (Chelsea) and May 11 (Everton).

Bookings can be made by emailingenquiries@hgisunderland.com and more information can be found at www.hgisunderland.hgi.com or www.safc.com/hotel

To celebrate the launch of the hotel, Sunderland AFC is also offering a new, limited availability matchday package.

It includes a champagne and canapes reception, pre-match Q&A and meet and greet with former Sunderland players and a three-course, pan-American gourmet grill buffet served in the Hilton Garden Inn’s destination restaurant two hours before kick-off.

The new package also includes prime, centre line seats in the West Stand for the match, half-time bar access in the Stadium of Light, complimentary parking and full-time refreshments served at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Anyone interested is asked to contact their existing account manager at the Stadium of Light or emailhospitality@safc.com.

Full details of the packages available for the 2016-2017 season will be released in due course.