George Best themed hotel earmarked for Belfast
Plans are in the pipeline for a George Best themed hotel in Belfast.
It comes from the same man behind the plans unveiled for a George Best hotel in Manchester.
Insider Media limited reported Signature Living is combing the Belfast Boy's former stomping ground for a suitable location and that members of the Best family are supporting the plan.
Should the plan get the go-ahead it will honour the legendary Northern Ireland footballer's achievements.
Lawrence Kenwright, founder of Signature Living has now told the BBC he is also searching for a site in Belfast.
He said: "There are several sites we are looking at in Belfast.
"It's really tough because Belfast as a city is doing very well and it's tough to land a site.
"I'm hopefully after Tuesday, we won't have signed contracts, but that we would have have picked a site."
Speaking previously about the project Mr Kenwright said he was "incredibly excited" at bringing the hotel to Manchester.
He said: "It will be a tourist destination in its own right and will add a different dimension to Manchester's burgeoning accommodation offer."
Signature Living currently operates four hotels in Liverpool. In 2015 it launched a hotel themed on the former Liverpool boss Bill Shankly in the Merseyside city.
George played 37 times for the national squad, scoring nine goals.
After a long battle with alcoholism he died in 2005, aged 59.
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