Shiraz Boghani, Splendid Hospitality Group
Shiraz Boghani is a living legend of sorts in the hotel industry. In 2016 he was awarded the “Hotelier of the Year” at the Asian Business Awards. The panel of judges included top experts of the industry including journalist Amit Roy, investment banker Jitesh Gadhia, and Richmond MP Rishi Sunak.
Boghani is a hoteling pioneer who was one of the first hoteliers to develop limited service branded hotels in London. He currently sits as chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group. He has helped lead it to become one of the leading hotel lines in the UK.
Shiraz Boghani says the team he is working with at Splendid is among the best he has ever worked with and that all of the members involved have made considerable contributions to its current success. While he is in a top executive position, he is not the very top leader of Splendid. That honor goes to its CEO Stuart Bailey. But this is only the most recent example of his success in the hotel industry. His career of almost continual top success in the hotel industry has spanned more than 30 years. He first moved to the UK in 1969 where he started his professional career as an accountant.
Throughout these years he has been the recipient of many prestigious industry awards of which the aforementioned “Hotelier of the Year” award is only the most recent example. Another huge recent accomplishment of Boghani was helping develop and complete the £121 million Hilton London Bankside and the Conrad London St. James. He is also currently a founding partner of Sussex Health Care Limited, an organization that provides housing and healthcare services. As busy a person as he is nearly all of the time, Boghani gives of both time and resources to a number of different charities.
He is also a very strong supporter of all things associated with the Aga Khan. Throughout his many years in the UK, he has played a strong role in the Ismaili community which has included holding several associated community leadership positions. One of his top roles has been as the Chairman of the National Conciliation and Arbitration Board and Resource Development Convener for the Aga Khan University.
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