Profound businessman and entrepreneur, Mr. Shiraz Boghani, has been a model for excellence in the hospitality industry. For over 30 years, Mr. Boghani has exemplified success as a manager and owner of over 20 hotels in the United Kingdom.
Originally born in Kenya, Shiraz Boghani moved to the U.K. in 1969, where he started out as an chartered accountant. From there, Boghani would join Thomson McLintock & Co(now referred to as KPMG), where he would continue to hone his craft as an astute businessman, until he co-founded Sussex Health Care in 1985. In the 1990s, Boghani was one of the first businessmen in the hotel sector to introduce London to the idea of having “limited service branded hotels”. To this day, Sussex Health Care continues to serve as U.K.’s top health care provider in housing for senior living and adults with disabilities. Boghani also serves as Founding Partner and Chairman of Sojourn Hotels LLP, and Managing Partner/Chairman of The Splendid Hotels Group. Staying true to his modest beginnings as an accountant, Boghani still practices as an accountant, serving as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales.
With every business endeavor, Boghani continues to remain successful. Recently, he developed and launched hotel projects such as, the Hilton London Bankside, York, The Grand Hotel Spa, the Holiday Inn London and the Conrad London St James; and Boghani is showing no signs of slowing down, as he has also recently acquired hotels such as the New Ellington in Leeds and the Mercure Bristol Brigadier Hotel.
Maintaining the balance of being a business leader in the hotel industry, while finding the time to give back to the community, can become challenging, yet Mr. Boghani finds a way to make it happen. Never losing sight of the ultimate goal of giving back, Boghani is a member of several charitable and voluntary organizations, such as the National Council of the Ismaili Community, the National Conciliation, and the Aga Khan Foundation.
Shiraz Boghani’s powerful and positive impact on the hotel industry and community can be felt and seen all throughout the U.K. and Europe. For his valiant business efforts, in August 2016, he was awarded the “Hotelier of the Year“, at the Asian Business Awards 2016, a prestigious award honouring the hotel industry’s top businessman for his/her superb work ethic.
The growth and development of U.K.’s hotel industry and community is thanks to the vision, passion and dedication shown by Shiraz Boghani. His entrepreneurial spirit, coupled with his philanthropic deeds, continue to only strengthen and uplift the U.K. community as a whole.