Latest News

The George Best Blog

The George Best Hotel to Showcase Unseen Memorabilia

The George Best Hotel is set to become one of the most unique hotels in Belfast. Our upcoming venue will celebrate the life of football icon, George Best.

Working closely with the Best family, we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be showcasing unseen memorabilia from the Northern Irish star’s career.

George Best’s sister Barbara and brother-in-law Norman McNarry have kindly agreed to the display of exclusive items.

Memorabilia at The George Best Hotel

The George Best Hotel’s exclusive collection of George Best memorabilia is set to include:

  • A bespoke painting of George Best
  • The first George Best Ulster Bank £5 note
  • A Northern Ireland jersey signed by Sir Alex, Eamonn Holmes, Alex Higgins and more famous figures
  • George’s personal book collection and diaries
  • Unseen photographs and famous clothing items
  • Awards and trophies

We’re so excited to showcase this exceptional collection of memorabilia and offer fans of the football legend a memorable experience.

Our very own General Manager Damian Gilvary and Head of Sales Gareth Milligan have had a special viewing of the items set to go on display.

the george best hotel
The George Best Hotel’s Damian Gilvary and Gareth Milligan

Damian told the press:

“It was a very surreal and amazing experience to see all of these incredible items that Barbara and Norman have agreed to share with the hotel and guests. It was very overwhelming to meet the people who knew George so well and being able to discuss and touch George’s personal effects, possessions, clothes and diaries. This just merely enhances the exciting prospect and vision of what the George Best Hotel will be, simply the best.”

The George Best Hotel in Belfast

The George Best Hotel will see the Scottish Mutual Building restored and opened to the public once again. The iconic building sits in the heart of Donegall Square, just moments from Belfast’s famous landmarks.

the george best hotel

Brought to you by Liverpool based hotelier Signature Living, the unique hotel will offer guests an unrivalled experience from start to finish. Signature Living founder and chairman Lawrence Kenwright has told the press:

“We believe that all hotels in Belfast are very similar, in general. We will be totally different to the hotels that grace your city. We like to state that we are a hotel group with a hint of theatre.”

Rooms at The George Best Hotel are designed with style, luxury and comfort in mind. Capturing the charisma and style of the football star, our rooms are set to offer a bold and brilliant alternative to traditional accommodation.

conference venues
The George Best Hotel’s unique conference venue
Dickie’s Bar & Restaurant, named after George’s father

The hotel will also be home to a luxury wedding venue and stylish conference venue as well as Dickie’s Bar & Restaurant. Guests will be able to make the most of any special occasion by enjoying a wide range of facilities and packages designed to bring you the best of what we offer.

We’re currently taking bookings for festive dining this Christmas at the hotel, so why not be one of the first to wine and dine with us? You can enquire today on 0151 601 8801.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Latest News

Get updates here

Don’t miss out on the latest updates from The George Best Hotel including development updates, investment opportunities and latest news.