Businessman to ‘give away’ his football-themed hotel if England win World Cup

Shankly Hotel, Preston

Lawrence Kenwright, chairman of hotel group Signature Living, has vowed to give his hotel away for the evening and a free bar in one of his restaurants if England win the World Cup.

Hotel boss Kenwright, who runs a string of properties in Liverpool, Cardiff, Preston and Belfast and is the co-owner of the renowned football-themed Shankly Hotel in Liverpool, took to his Twitter portal following Saturday’s 2-0 win over Sweden to offer his hotel as a prize should the English national team go all the way and bring the trophy home.

@LawKenwright said: “This is incredible ! If we actually go all the way and win the World Cup, I’ll throw a huge party. I’ll give away an entire hotel for free for a night and a free bar at Alma De Cuba for everyone ! You can all hold me to this!”

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His representatives confirmed the offer was genuine.

Signature Living is also currently working on three further football themed hotels which will open in 2018/2019, including the new £15m George Best Hotel in Belfast which is being built in tribute to the Manchester United and Northern Ireland player.

The Dixie Dean Hotel in Liverpool – in honour of the Everton legend Dixie Dean – is also being built. Developed in conjunction with the family of Dixie Dean, the £12m development sits across the road from the Shankly Hotel.

A second £12m Shankly Hotel is also currently being built in Preston in collaboration with the Shankly family and is due to open later this year.

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