Shiraz Boghani is the Chairman of the Splendid Hospitality Group, a privately-held group of hotels received the HOTELIER OF THE YEAR AT THE ASIAN BUSINESS AWARDS 2016. Boghani has thirty years of experience in the hospitality industry. He has a successful relationship with European funders.
Splendid Hospitality Group operates develops 2000 bedrooms in 20 hotels and is UK’s fastest growing privately-held hotel groups. The Hotels are known for their design, construction. The Group operates a full complement of hotel styles and locations across the UK. The hotel services ranger from full to limited, ranging from limited service to luxury. The Group is supported by major brands including Choice, IHG, and Hilton.
The Splendid Hospitality Groups portfolio contains the 5 Star Conrad London St James and the Yorkshire’s 5-star Grand Hotel, and Spa, in York.
New Hotel additions include The New Ellington in Leeds, Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel and the Ibis York Centre, and the 292 guest room Hilton and the London Bankside situated in the heart of London’s vibrant Bankside.
Boghani was born in Kenya and immigrated to the UK in 1969. In the UK Boghani received training as an accountant. He was hired by a firm of Chartered Accountants and then was retained by the firm of Thomson McLintock & Co ( known as KPMG). He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wale
He is an entrepreneur, who manages nineteen UK trading hotels t. In the 1990s, in London, he promoted the concept of limited service branded hotels.
Limit service hotels are budget-friendly and are limited to only the necessities and do not have any luxuries. They have a limited staff with no room service or free phone calls. But the hotels offer the regular services including toiletries and large rooms.
Boghani has launched and developed such flagship hotels as the £121m Hilton London Bankside, the Holiday Inn London – Wembley including the recent purchases of the New Ellington in Leeds and the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel.
Shiraz Boghani supports charity foundations such as the UK registered Aga Khan Foundation and the Aga Khan Development Network globally. In 1985, Shiraz was a founding joint partner of Sussex Health Care, which includes 500 beds in 18 Care Homes.