Signature Living seeking site for George Best-themed hotel

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UK: Signature Living, the company behind the Shankly hotel in Liverpool, plans to open a George Best-themed hotel in Manchester.

UK: Signature Living, the company behind the Shankly hotel in Liverpool, plans to open a George Best-themed hotel in Manchester.

The project has the blessing of the Best family, who have agreed to work with Signature Living on the project to pay tribute to the Manchester United and Northern Ireland football player's life.

The company is searching for a suitable site for a hotel which will contain a museum space dedicated to Best's career, and a restaurant.

Signature Living founder Lawrence Kenwright said: "We're starting our search for a building in Manchester for the George Best hotel and are keen to hear from anyone with ideas about suitable locations. We will be collaborating with the Best family on this special project and are looking forward to delivering this once we find an appropriate venue to create the hotel. I personally am incredibly excited at the prospect of bringing a George Best hotel to Manchester. It will be a tourist destination in its own right and will add a different dimension to Manchester's burgeoning accommodation offer."

Signature Living's media spokesperson Dan Hughes said: "The development of Signature Living's Shankly hotel in Liverpool attracted worldwide media attention and I have absolutely no doubt that the George Best hotel will do the same."

Signature Living's 83-bedroom Shankly hotel, which opened in 2015, is a collaboration between the Shankly family and Signature Living, dedicated to former Liverpool Football Club manager Bill Shankly.

The company is also developing a boutique hotel in Preston's old post office building and will open a 200-bedroom hotel at Cardiff's historic Coal Exchange building in April.

www.signatureliving.co.uk

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