The hotel developers behind The Shankly Hotel have released plans for another football legend themed hotel in Belfast.
Signature Living has revealed that they plan to develop five hotels in the northern Irish capital of Belfast with one hotel having a distinct theme of one’s of the city’s finest football players, George Best.
Founder, Lawrence Kenwright, said the hotel will take on the same template as The Shankly Hotel on Victoria St, which since opening August 2015 has become a landmark destination for football lovers all over the world.
With further dedicated tours will you take you around the beloved football ground and city which Bill cherished, the plan is to create this same complete experience at the George Best Hotel.
Talking about the George Best Hotel, Lawrence said; “we are using the knowledge that we have gleaned from The Shankly Hotel. Every room has a story of an individual that knew him.
“It’s about unearthing those stories… not so much the main life stories that everyone knows, this is about the stories you don’t know about.”
The Shankly Hotel is filled with unique, never-before-seen memorabilia which was kindly donated by the Shankly family, from Bill’s old typewriter to LFC contracts, his tracksuit and letters from fans, the George Best hotel will take on the same ilk.
The perfect site has not been chosen yet but it’s expected to be as magnificent at other Signature Living developments.
The plans have the full backing of George Best’s family who after visiting The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, signed a contract.
Signature Living has furthermore said they plan to develop five hotels in the city of Belfast, with one other taking on the theme of Titanic due to the city being the birthplace of the ill-fated vessel.
This Belfast-based Titanic Hotel will, just like 30 James Street- Home of the Titanic in Liverpool, celebrate the ship’s history as well as the people aboard and involved in the ship as well as the building it resides.
Two sites are close to completion but founder Lawrence has other iconic landmark building in his sights.
The completion of these five unique hotels will create 500 jobs in the city across all sectors, from builders to hospitality staff, maintenance and chef’s, the creation of these hotels is hoped to further the cities tourism industry and make it a must-visit, just like Liverpool has become.
This is a hugely exciting time for Signature Living and we’re looking forward to not only seeing the building which is planned for development but to see how George Best is honoured.
You can keep up to date with the George Best hotel development and the other four hotels by following Lawrence Kenwright’s blog.