Shiraz Boghani moved to the United Kingdom from Kenya to train as a chartered accountant. He later started working for KPMG.
His entrepreneurial journey began in the 1980’s when he helped co-found and started working as a managing partner of Sussex Healthcare. He would become the first London entrepreneur to pioneer limited service branded hotels in London. For the past 25 years, he has been part of similar projects.
He is the chairman of Splendid Group; a hotel chain with over 20 prestigious hotels. Splendid Hotel Groups is a privately owned group of hotels within the United Kingdom. The hotel chain has been recognized for its excellent service delivery. He is also chairman as well as Sojourn Hotel LLP’s managing partner. Sojourn Hotel was started in 2007 and is involved in hotel acquisition, development, and management. The other recent projects that he has been the developing include; Hilton London Bankside, and Conrad London. He also launched the Holiday Inn London as well as another hotel in New York, The Grand Hotel & Spa.
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Mr. Shiraz Boghani was recently awarded the Hotelier of the year award at the Asian Business Awards. This was in recognition of his over three decades involvement in the hospitality industry and the contributions he has made to the industry. The award panel included renowned journalist Amit Roy, Asian Media, and marketing group managing director, Kalpesh R Solanki together with the group’s executive director, Shailesh Solanki. Other panelists were the Richmond Member of Parliament Rishi Sunak and investment banker Jitesh Gadhia. While receiving the award, Mr. Shiraz Boghani expressed his thrill at winning the award and said that hotels have been a huge part of his business life, and that he was proud of the progress Splendid Hotel has made. The Asian awards are run by Asian Media Group.
Splendid Hospitality Group: Home of Splendid Hospitality
Splendid Group is the developer of a nineteen hotel portfolio, which it also operates. The bed capacity of all the hotels combined is 2000 beds. The group is one of the fastest growing groups of hotels under private ownership in the UK. The Splendid Hotel group has differentiated itself from other hotel chains through the design and operation of a range of hotel styles and good locations across the country, with services ranging from Luxury to those with Limited services. The group enjoys support from brands like IHG, Hilton, and Accor. It also has developments in Worcester Park, London Park Royal as well as London Hounslow.
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