Shiraz Boghani is Sojourn Hotels LLP chairman and founding partner. He’s also a partner at Sussex Health Care Limited as well as director and managing partner at The Splendid Hotels Group. Boghani has been successful in overseeing the hotel portfolio as well as the single asset deals for Sojourn Hotels. He has also developed excellent relationships with some of the largest funders in Europe. Boghani is an Institute of Chartered Accounts fellow in England and Wales.
A dynamic entrepreneur, Shiraz Boghani is highly praised in the hotel world. At the 2016 Asian Business Awards he was voted “Hotelier of the Year”. In the 1990s, Boghani was among the first hoteliers to begin developing London-based limited service branded hotels. He has been involved in more than 25 of those types of projects. As Splendid Hospitality’s current chairman, Boghani directs the company’s growth strategy. He has a clear vision of how the Group should make their foray into a number of different enterprises. Splendid currently has 20 trading hotels. They include Hilton London Bankside, a 292 bedroom property, The Grand Hotel and Spa, York, Conrad London St. James and Holiday Inn, Wembley.
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A native of Kenya, Shiraz Boghani moved to the UK in 1969. He started to train as an accountant with a tiny firm of chartered accountants. He then moved on to Thomson McLintock & Co. Forward-thinking and innovative, Boghani was able to quickly identify business development opportunities. But, he is also a caring individual that gives generously of his time and resources to charitable causes and organizations. Shiraz Boghani is also committed to his community and regularly volunteers to provide needed services.
He has held several senior positions in the Ismaili Community and is a National Council member. Boghani is the National Conciliation and Arbitration board chairman and the Aga Khan University Resource Development Convener. He also supports the UK registered charity the Aga Khan Foundation as well as the global Aga Khan Development Network.
Shiraz Boghani said he’s honored to receive the “Hotelier of the Year” award. He explained that hotels are a big part of his business life and he’s very proud of the progress the group has made. Boghani noted that none of it would be possible without the Splendid Family’s experienced management and executive teams. The Splendid Hospitality Group is among the fastest growing UK privately-owned hotel groups due to Shiraz Boghani’s hard work and dedication.
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