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Belfast's George Best Hotel now 'derelict' as brides miss out on dream weddings

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The planned city centre George Best hotel lies in disrepair

The planned city centre George Best hotel lies in disrepair

The planned city centre George Best hotel lies in disrepair

Belfast City Council has said it will inspect the "derelict" state of the George Best Hotel building as its insolvent developer vowed to realise plans for the site.

Before the company's collapse, investors had paid a total of £4m to own 59 rooms in the would-be hotel.

Couples dreaming of marrying in a venue honouring the late footballer's memory paid deposits of tens of thousands of pounds.