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George Best Hotel in The Guardian’s ’20 Hotels of 2018′

This month, we were featured in The Guardian's '20 Best New UK Hotels and Hostels for 2018' and we were thrilled to make the cut. The George Best Hotel was featured amongst some fantastic new venues including the Cow Hollow Hotel in Manchester and The Globe in Norfolk. Describing the upcoming hotel, Joanne O'Connor wrote: "Following the success of Hotel Football...

The Significance of Cregagh Green to George Best

Before the roaring crowds and showstopping goals, you could have found a young George Best on Cregagh Green. Stepping back to in time to the 1950s, Cregagh Green Estate's local football pitch was where it all began. It was here that the raw, undiscovered talent of the Belfast Boy began to blossom. And today, the iconic area is continually treasured...

George Best’s Top Moments Playing for Northern Ireland

George Best is largely remembered as the best that football has ever seen. As Best once said, "Pele called me the greatest footballer in the world. That is the ultimate salute to my life." Though the Northern Irish native made his mark playing for Manchester United, he never truly left his roots behind. Representing his home country, Best showcased his...

The Boy From Belfast: The Impact of George Best

George Best will forever stand as a legend on the streets of Belfast. World famous and revolutionary with his attitude and standing in football and the pages of newspapers, his legacy in his hometown of Belfast is a tribute that will last a lifetime. Even if your expertise isn’t in sport, chances are you know of George Best and his...

5 of The Most Memorable George Best Goals from an Unforgettable Footballing Career

George Best’s legendary reputation still resounds today among fans of footy and among his teammates who played with him during his illustrious career. In total, there were a whopping 179 George Best goals over his 470 appearances proving he was a force to be reckoned with on the pitch. George’s skills lay in his unfathomable ball control, “With feet as...

The George Best Hotel: Best Family Donate Fascinating Memorabilia

Set to be open in none other than the buzzing city of Belfast, The George Best Hotel will be designed to honour and celebrate the legacy of footballing legend George Best. At Signature Living, one of our most successful hotels has been The Shankly Hotel in Liverpool. And the luxury venue is set to inspire the format of our Northern Irish...

Iconic George Best Quotes that Capture His Personality

George Best possessed a charm and charisma that captivated the world. Witty, warm and one of a kind, we've gathered 10 of the most iconic George Best quotes that capture him at his best. Let's just say, the cheeky Northern Irish star certainly wasn't one to bite his tongue! Most Iconic George Best Quotes "I found it difficult to watch...

George Best: The Belfast Boy

  Today, George Best remains a footballing icon, inspiring future stars to kick-start their dreams. One of Belfast's very own, the legendary star has certainly left a lasting legacy around the world. But most importantly, the timeless star truly made his mark on the place that he called home. Leaving Belfast Behind [caption id="attachment_131" align="alignnone" width="860"] Practising for a game...

What to Expect from Belfast’s George Best Hotel

Starting in 2008 with one apartment in Liverpool, at Signature Living we’re renowned for bringing cities long-term, luxury accommodation. All of our hotels and venues create a variety of long-term jobs and attract diverse groups of tourists and locals throughout the year. Following this year's success of our large-scale restoration of Cardiff’s Coal Exchange building, we’re now setting our sights on expanding...

The Life of George Best

George Best is undeniably one of the most recognised and celebrated footballers in sporting history. Born and bred in Belfast, Best shot into the spotlight as a young, eager and gifted footballer with a passion for the game and a talent no one could comprehend. From an early age, George was recognised as a unique player and was spotted by...

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