Shiraz Boghani is a well-known hotelier who has been in the industry for over 30 years. He is a qualified and licensed Accountant with a deep passion for the hotel business. Currently, Mr. Shiraz owns and manages over 19 hotels in the United Kingdom. Over these years, Mr. Shiraz Boghani has displayed genuine passion, commitment, and high professionalism.
He has in the previous served as the Chairman of the Board of Splendid Hospitality Group. Shiraz has received numerous awards in his career because of the brilliance that defines the man. In 2016, Shiraz won the Hotelier of the year award in the Asian Business Awards that specific year.
The Asian Business Awards are sponsored by the Asian Media and Marketing Group. The 2016 awards attracted many fans with high-profile attendees like Mayor of London Candidates, Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan, Jannat Jalil, a Sky News presenter and Preeya Kalidas who is the Bend it Like Beckham star. The awards were presided over by prominent individuals among them, Amit Roy, a journalist, Jitesh Gadhia, an investment banker and Rishi Sunak, former Richmond MP.
The prestigious award shows and proves Shiraz’s determination and commitment to apply his proven skills to help make wise decisions. Mr. Shiraz is among the pioneers of the 1990’s limited service branded hotels in London. Mr. Shiraz Boghani left Kenya for the UK in 1969 and launched his career as an accountant in a tiny firm. He went on to join KPMG, then known as, Thomson McLintock and Co.
Mr. Shiraz’s most recent projects include the establishment of the trendy Hilton London Bankside right in the heart of the city especially in the busy bankside in a deal estimated to be worth over 121 million euros. Other projects include the Conrad London St. James, the Holiday Inn London and the Grand Hotel and Spa.
Mr. Shiraz Boghani also serves as the founding partner and the joint chairman of Sussex Health Care Limited. The firm specializes in the provision of home renovation and innovation services plus healthcare services. With Mr. Shiraz Boghani at the helm of the company’s leadership hierarchy, Sussex has managed to expand a great deal with more than 18 care homes and roughly 500 beds. He is also a founding Partner of Sojourn Hotels. He also adds up as the chairman of Sojourn. Mr. Shiraz is a vocal defender and support of the Agakhan Foundation in the UK besides donating a lot to various charity organizations.