Shiraz Boghani is the chairman of the Splendid Hospitality Group and has 20 hotels including the Hilton London Bankside, the Conrad London St. James, the Grand Hotel and Spar, York and the Holiday Inn, Wembley. He has had new acquisitions over the years like the Mercure Bristol Hotel and the New Ellington in Leeds.
Splendid Hospitality Group is a London area restaurant and hospitality company dedicated to investing in and operating hospitality businesses catered to the casual and premium dining experience in the UK. Some of their unique brands include Absurd Bird, Cha Chaan Teng, and Jack & Alice.
He is a co-founder, managing partner and chairman of Sussex Healthcare LTD., which has over 24 care facilities and has over 1,000 employees. He had been one of the first people in hospitality to develop limited service branded hotels in London and has now been involved in 25 of these projects. He is the founding partner and chairman of Sojourn Hotels LLP. He now owns 19 trading hotels in the UK. He has over 30 years of experience as a hotelier.
Originally born in Kenya, Shiraz Boghani came to the UK in 1969 to work as an accountant for Chartered Accountants before moving onto Thomson McLintock & Co (now known as KPMG).
Being a philanthropist, he has held several volunteer positions with various communities, He has served as a member of the national council, the chairman of the national conciliation and the arbitration board and resource development convenor for the Aga Khan University and the Ismaili community. He also supports the Aga Khan Foundation and the Aga Khan Development Network.
He was awarded “Hotelier of the Year” at the Asian Business Awards in 2016. Being run by the Asian Media and Marketing Group The awards were judged by several experts including journalist Amit Roy, investment banker Jitesh Gadhina, Richmond vice president Rishi Sunak, executive editor Shaleish R. Solanski, and group managing editor Kalpesh R. Solanski.
Splendid Hospitality Group’s Chief Executive Officer Stuart Bailey had said that Boghani is a big reason for the company’s standing being elevated to its leading position among all the private hotel groups in the UK.
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