Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

Signature Living targets Manchester for George Best hotel

02 February 2017 by
Signature Living targets Manchester for George Best hotel

Signature Living, the developer and operator behind Liverpool's Shankly hotel, is scouting properties in Manchester with the intention of opening a George Best-themed hotel.

The idea is backed by the Best family, who have agreed to work with Signature Living on the project to pay tribute to the late football player's life.

The new hotel prospect follows Signature Living's 83-bedroom Shankly hotel which opened in 2015, a joint collaboration between the Shankly family and Signature Living dedicated to former Liverpool Football Club manager Bill Shankly. The hotel includes memorabilia from Shankly's time as manager of the club, including trophies and personal items which were released by his family to be displayed in the hotel restaurant and museum.

Signature Living wants to replicate this with a George Best hotel, and is searching for a suitable building. The hotel would be expected to have its own similar museum space dedicated to the footballer, as well as a restaurant.

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.

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 added: "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 plans to add hotel to Alma de Cuba following acquisition >>

Signature Living hopes to turn Liverpool's Municipal Buildings into hotel >>

Cardiff Coal Exchange to undergo £40m hotel conversion >>

Signature Living to develop Preston's iconic Post Office into boutique hotel >>

Video from The Caterer archives

Are you looking for a new role? See all the current hospitality vacancies available with The Caterer Jobs

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.

close

Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking