Shiraz Boghani is a 30-year experienced hotelier who exhibits deep passion, professionalism, and commitment in his sector of operation. He is currently the Splendid Hospitality group chairman and has achieved tremendous success over the years in the hotel industry. This is depicted by the several awards which he received particularly the 2016 Asian Business Awards that led to him being named The Hotelier of the Year. This prestigious award reflected his pursuit in the industry alongside his unique leadership skills. The awards judgment was done by renowned experts like Jitesh Gadhia, an investment banker, AMG executive editor Shailesh R Solanki, Amit Roy, a leading journalist, and AMG group managing director among others. During the ceremony, Shiraz Boghani expressed his excitement mentioning his pride as a member of the Splendid Hospitality Group’s achievement. He further recognized the management staff, the Splendid Family as a whole and the professional executive’s efforts. As a qualified accountant, Boghani manages his 19 trading UK hotels and he emerged as one of the top branded London service hotels pioneers in the 90s.
Without placing all his eggs in one basket, Shiraz Boghani also co-founded Sussex Healthcare, which is a completely different line of business from the hotel industry. The Healthcare is based in New England and has a mission of providing best class specialist and elderly care for the educationally or physically disabled. Besides fiscal success, Sussex Healthcare has acquired the ISO 9000:2000 international standard, indicating the company’s triumphant milestone. Sussex Healthcare provides the patients with optimum care through special equipment and facilities investigations, and, continuous staff training by seeing them through various colleges and institute educational programs. Besides providing palliative care, Sussex Healthcare provides dementia victims with neurological care. Under Shiraz Boghani’s leadership, the Sussex has broadened to 18 homes having more than 500 beds.
Shiraz is also the Sojourn Hotels founding partner where he is the chairman and as a visionary leader, he dedicates his resources and time to various charity initiatives. Being the vocal UK Aga Khan Foundation supporter he was, he worked closely with the Aga Khan University arbitration Board and the National Conciliation. He moved to the UK in 1969 to begin his accountant career and later joined KMPG, which was then Thompson McLintock & Co.