Shiraz Boghani is a partner in Sussex Healthcare, a care and support home located in the United Kingdom. He is also chairman of the Splendid Hospitality Group. An innovative visionary, Boghani was among the first hoteliers in London to begin creating limited service branded hotels in the 1990s. He has worked on more than two dozen such projects. A chartered accountant and dynamic entrepreneur, Shiraz Boghani is passionate about the hotel and hospitality industry. He has spent more than 30 years in the industry and has helped to develop many exciting projects.
As an acknowledgement of his excellent work in the hospitality industry, the Asian Business Awards named Shiraz Boghani ‘Hotelier of the Year’ in 2016. It was a fitting reward for the man that owns and manages 19 trading hotels in the United Kingdom and has been the source of numerous unique innovations in the hospitality industry.
But Shiraz Boghani is not resting on his laurels. Recently, he began working with the Hilton London Bankside on a very exciting project which will be housed at Bankside. Boghani also has a wide array of other flagship hotels. They include Holiday Inn London, the Conrad London St. James and The Grand Hotel & Spa, York. Plus, he recently acquired the Leeds based New Ellington and the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel.
Boghani is also a Sojourn Hotels LLP founding partner and chairman. He has successfully managed their single asset deals and their hotel portfolio.
In addition to his exemplary work as a hotelier and entrepreneur, Shiraz Boghani is also a committed philanthropist. For years he has given generously to the UK-registered charity the Aga Khan Foundation. Boghani also provides support for the Aga Khan Development’s global network. An Institute of Chartered Accountants Fellow in both England and Wales, Shiraz Boghani maintains excellent relationship with many of the largest funders in Europe.
In accepting the prestigious ‘Hotelier of the Year‘ award, Shiraz Boghani said hotels are a very important part of his life. He also acknowledged the important role Splendid Hospitality Group’s management and executive teams have played in making the company among the fastest growing United Kingdom based privately-owned hotel groups.
Born in Kenya, Shiraz Boghani moved to the United Kingdom in 1969. He trained as an accountant and was hired by Thomson McLintock & Co. Since then, he’s developed into an innovative, forward-thinking businessman with an eye for business development opportunities.
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