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New £15m hotel's memorabilia simply the Best

George Best's sister Barbara McNarry with her husband Norman (left), Gareth Milligan, director of sales George Best Hotel and Damian Gilvary, the hotel’s general manager (right)
George Best's sister Barbara McNarry with her husband Norman (left), Gareth Milligan, director of sales George Best Hotel and Damian Gilvary, the hotel’s general manager (right)
George Best

By Michael McHugh

A Northern Ireland football jersey signed by Sir Alex Ferguson will be among George Best memorabilia on display at a new hotel.

The £15m George Best Hotel Belfast opens in December.

The Manchester United legend's sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Norman McNarry, agreed to lend the memorabilia.

Items on show will include a painting of Best; the jersey signed by Sir Alex, the first George Best Ulster Bank £5 note; items of his clothing, his book collection, awards, diaries, trophies, and previously unseen photos.

Hotel general manager Damian Gilvary said he travelled to a secret location to view the items that will be on display.

The £15m project is a venture between Lawrence and Katie Kenwright's Liverpool-based Signature Living Hotel Group and the family of George Best.

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