Shiraz Boghani Achieves Success In Two Industries
Shiraz Boghani is one of the best hoteliers in the United Kingdom and he has the award to prove it. In 2016 his talents in the hospitality industry were recognized by the Asian Business Awards which are held in London, England. He was honored to be named at the Hotelier of the Year. In his speech after being presented with this award he thanked the senior management team of his company, Splendid Hospitality Group, as well as the entire Splendid family who he said were largely responsible for his success.
When Shiraz Boghani first opened his hotel business in the early 1990s there weren’t any limited service branded hotels in the United Kingdom. He pioneered this segment of the hospitality industry by creating partnerships with companies such as Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn. He now operates three-star to five-star hotels with the company flagships being The Grand Hotel & Spa York, Hotel Indigo York, and the Hilton London Bankside.
He was born in Kenya. Once he graduated from college he moved to the United Kingdom and became a chartered accountant. He started working at a small accounting firm in London and then joined McLintock (renamed KPMG since then). He decided to enter the hospitality industry as he saw a big need for hotels in London which didn’t have enough of them at the time to meet demand.
Since that time Shiraz Boghani teamed up with one of his business partners and opened Sussex Healthcare. This company operates assisted living home along the southern coast of the United Kingdom. They provided assisted living services to elderly people who live in their homes. The homes are staffed with medical assistants, nurses, chefs, and other staff who meet the needs of their patients.
Shiraz Boghani believes in using his success to give back to the community. The community he mostly helps is the Ismaili one. Aga Khan University teaches Ismaili students and he has served in a number of senior roles for this educational institution. Additionally, he has financially supported and volunteered for a number of other charitable organizations as well.