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The Best Black Friday Deals in Belfast

Black Friday is officially this Friday – the 23rd of November, however many retailers are on the ball and have already announced their Black Friday offers for this year. Black Friday originated in America and typically falls on the day after Thanksgiving, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It is widely regarded as the beginning of the...

‘El Beatle’ | How George Best Became Known as the Fifth Beatle

He was the world’s first celebrity sports star and football’s original pin-up – George Best held a grip on 1960s culture that rivalled the dominance of the Fab Four during his golden years at Manchester United. It’s no wonder they called him ‘El Beatle’. But, given that United’s most famous No.7 never met the boys from Merseyside, what was the...

Belfast Ghost Stories: Tales of Haunted Happenings in the City

In day-to-day life, Belfast's bustling streets and beautiful buildings are filled with charm and character. But with such a rich and complex history, it's no surprise that there's plenty of Belfast ghost stories hanging around... And with Halloween just around the corner, we thought we'd take a look at some of the most spine-chilling spooky stories the city has to...

Walks in Belfast: Enjoy Time Outdoors In & Around the City

Get yourself outdoors as much as possible and take in the fresh air and striking scenery that lies all around Belfast. Our guide to the best walks in Belfast covers everything from bracing mountain treks to calm parkland strolls and city exploration. See how many you’ve done or will do on your visit to Belfast. See What's in the Caves...

A First Look at The George Best Hotel’s Unique Conference Venues

The George Best Hotel will be home to luxury conference venues in the heart of Belfast. With the development of the hotel well underway, we're busy behind the scenes preparing to bring Belfast an exclusive corporate experience. Our grand hotel will sit in Donegall Square in the B1 listed Scottish Mutual Building. With iconic landmarks just a stone's throw away,...

Get to Know Our Front of House Manager! And Join the Team

The George Best Hotel is looking to bring a sprinkle of Signature Living style to the Northern Irish capital. Known for our fresh approach to the hotel industry, this will be something Belfast has never seen before! George Best always said he wanted “more, more of everything” and that is just what we’re looking for – especially for our Front of...

Our Guide to What’s On this Christmas in Belfast

Christmas in Belfast is an enchanting time of year. From the twinkling festive decorations to most unmissable events, we've compiled the best of what's on this Christmas. So, take a look at what you can look forward to during the most wonderful time of the year! Belfast Christmas Lights Switch On When: 17th November 2018 Where: Belfast City Hall, Donegall...

What Will Weddings Look Like at The George Best Hotel?

The George Best Hotel is set to become one of the best wedding venues in Belfast. The restoration project will see Belfast's Scottish Mutual Building transformed into a a luxury venue celebrating the life and legacy of a Northern Irish icon. If you're planning to celebrate your special day in Belfast, look no further! You'll fall head over heels for...

Join Us for Christmas at The George Best Hotel

Bring a sprinkle of magic to your festive celebrations by celebrating the most wonderful time of the year at The George Best Hotel. Set within the picturesque Donegall Square, Belfast's most exciting new hotel will be hosting lashings of festive fun throughout the Christmas season with decadent meals and delightful treats for a month filled with joy. From sumptuous Christmas...

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