According to the article in Hospitality Net, Shiraz Boghani, who is the Splendid Hospitality Group Chairman, was recently honored at the 2016 Asian Business Awards when he received the award for the Hotelier of the Year. Boghani has been working in the hospitality industry for more than three decades, and currently, he owns as well as manages nineteen trading hotels in the United Kingdom. A dynamic entrepreneur as well as a qualified Chartered Accountant who is passionate about the hotel sector, Borhani was among the first hoteliers who introduced London to the limited service branded hotels in the nineties.
Boghani’s most recent and impressive project includes the development as well as the launch of the stylish 121-million-pound Hilton London Bankside, situated in the vibrant Bankside in London. Other flagship hotels include York, The Grand Hotel plus Spa, Conrad London St James, as well as the Holiday Inn London – Wembley that has recent acquisitions that include the 4-star hotel called Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel and the New Ellington located in Leeds. Also, Boghani is a Boghani Aga Khan Foundation supporter, which is the United Kingdom registered charity and the AKDN (Aga Khan Development Network) worldwide.
Judging the awards was a reputable line-up comprising:
- Famous journalist, Amit Roy
- Famous investment banker Jitesh Gadhia
- Richmond (Yorkshire) MP, Rishi Sunak
- AMG executive editor, Shailesh R Solanki
- AMG group managing editor, Kalpesh R Solanki
Boghani said that he was excited to receive the award. Hotels are a big part of his business life, and he was proud of the group’s growth, which wouldn’t be possible without his Splendid Family support plus its highly experienced executive as well as executives. Splendid Hospitality Group CEO said that the Splendid Hospitality Group is among the fastest growing hotel groups that are privately-owned in the UK and that’s a testament to the inspirational commitment and exceptional Boghani’s hard work.
Originally from Kenya, Boghani arrived in the United Kingdom in 1969, where he began his first training as an accountant in the Chartered Accountants firm before moving to KPMG (previously known as the Thomson McLintock & Co).
An innovative as well as forward-thinking entrepreneur, Boghani was fast to find business development opportunities, and he’s a founding partner of the Sussex Health Care, which was established in the year 1985 and currently made up of 18 Care Homes with over 500 beds. Also, Boghani plays an important role by giving his time as well as providing resources to the numerous charitable organizations plus voluntary services he supports.