Shiraz Boghani is a renowned hotelier whose 30-year career exhibits professionalism, deep passion, and commitment. Presently, Shiraz serves as the chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group. Over the years, the executive has achieved tremendous success in the competitive hotel industry. He has been a recipient of several awards. Shiraz’s recent career achievement was recognition by the Asian Business Awards 2016, which named him the Hotelier of the Year. The prestigious award reflects Shiraz’s relentless pursuit in the hospitality industry combined with his unique leadership skills. The awards were judged by prominent experts, including leading journalist Amit Roy, investment banker Jitesh Gadhia, Richmond MP Rishi Sunak, Shailesh R Solanki, executive editor at AMG, and the group managing editor of AMG, Kalpesh R Solanki.
While expressing his excitement during the award ceremony, Shiraz Boghani said that he was honored to be part of Splendid Hospitality Group’s success story. He recognized the efforts made by the highly professional executive, management staff and the entire Splendid family. Stuart Bailey, Splendid Hospitality Group’s CEO said that Shiraz played a leading role in elevating the company to its current position among the fastest developing private hotel groups in the UK. Boghani, who is also a qualified chartered accountant, owns and manages 19 trading hotels across the UK. Notably, he was among the pioneers of limited service branded hotels in London in the 90s.
The shrewd entrepreneur’s recent endeavors include the establishment of the fascinating £121 million Hilton London Bankside and the Conrad London St. James. His portfolio of hotels features York, Holiday Inn London-Wembley, the Grand Hotel & Spa and new acquisitions, including the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel and the New Ellington in Leeds. Presently, Shiraz Boghani serves as the founding partner of Sussex Health Care Limited, a noble organization that offers innovative homes and healthcare services. Under his transformative leadership, Sussex has expanded to 18 care homes with over 500 beds.
Shiraz Boghani is also a founding partner of Sojourn Hotels LLP where he serves as the chairman. The visionary leader dedicates his time and resources to different charity initiatives. He is a vocal supporter of the Aga Khan Foundation in UK and the Aga Khan Development Network worldwide. Shiraz has also worked closely with the National Council, Arbitration Board and Resource Development Convener for the Aga Khan University, and the National Conciliation. Shiraz moved to the UK in 1969 to start his career as an accountant. Later, he joined KPMG, then known as Thomson McLintock & Co.