Mr. Shiraz Boghani was recently honored with the “Hotelier of the Year Award” at the Asian Business Awards, 2016. Mr. Boghani has been serving in the hospitality industry for more than thirty years and is currently the chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group. He was among the first hoteliers to start developing limited service brand hotels in London and has overseen more than 25 search projects.
Originally from Kenya, Mr. Shiraz Boghani arrived in the UK in 1969, where he began his training as an accountant in a small firm, and later moved to KPMG, previously known as Thomson McLintock & Co. His passion saw him become a Chartered Accountant, and he is now a founding joint founder of Sussex Health Care. Sussex is an award-winning group of homes dedicated towards the care of the elderly, dementia patients, neurological, and patients with disabilities. For more than 25 years, Sussex has been providing expert services and also employing hundreds of professionals.
As the Chairman of the renown Splendid Group, Mr. Shiraz has continued to display his entrepreneurial and leadership skills by overseeing the growth of the group The most recent business ventures are the £121m Hilton London Bankside, The Conrad London St James, the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel and The New Ellington Hotel Leeds. With over 20 hotels across the UK, more than 2000 bedrooms and 900 employees, the Splendid Hospitality Group is one of the fastest growing privately-owned hotel groups.
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Splendid Hospitality Group has also overseen the development of The Grand Hotel & Spa, that happens to be the only 5-star hotel in Yorkshire. The hotel plays a significant role in history, as it served as the headquarters for the North Eastern Railway Company when it was first constructed in 1906. SHG pumped around £15 million into the project to create an additional 100 guest rooms and an exquisite 140-seater restaurant. The group has received support from international brands such as Conrad Hotels, Hilton, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn and Ibis Hotels.
Mr. Boghani has also served outside the hotel industry as a Resource Development Convener for the Aga Khan University and is the chairman of the Chairman of the National Conciliation and Arbitration Board. His desire for excellence has seen both Splendid Hospitality Group and Sussex Health Care become leading brands in their respective industries. Under the proper leadership of Mr. Shiraz Boghani, it is expected that the companies will continue to grow and expand their services to more people.