Shiraz Boghani has been a leader in the hotel and leisure industries for more than 30 years after deciding the hospitality industry was the area which provided him with the most passion and dedication to enhance his career for the future.
As the founder of the Splendid Hospitality Group, Shiraz Boghani has recently been rewarded for his career and continued success across more than 30 years with the title of “Hotelier of the Year” given to him for 2016 at the Asian Business Awards.
After initially arriving in the U.K. as a student to complete his studies as a chartered accountant from his home in Kenya and attempted to bring a higher level of success to his own career than he thought possible in the country of his birth. After finding success as a leading chartered accountant and financial expert, Shiraz Boghani began to look at a range of areas of interest in a bid to extend the reach of his own career including a dedication to both the hotel and medical industries.
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Upon entering the hotel industry the Splendid Hospitality Group, under the leadership of Shiraz Boghani began to develop the limited service hotel chain the company would initially become known for in the 1990s; the changes seen in the hospitality industry over the course of the 1990s and into the 21st-century have been led by Shiraz Boghani and his fellow executives at the Splendid Hospitality Group and impacted the tourist industry in London and across the U.K. In recent years, the Splendid Hospitality Group has extended the scope of its work with a move into more luxurious newly-constructed hotels across many of the leading cities of England.
The need to assist others has long been a desire in the life and career of Shiraz Boghani in both his private and business lives; as a leader in the Ismaili community of the U.K., Shiraz Boghani has developed a strong influence on the direction the community is taking through his role on the National Council of the community. Another area where the needs of others are paramount in the mind of Shiraz Boghani is his role as Joint Chair of the Sussex Healthcare group which provides care for those with disabilities, the elderly, and patients rehabilitating from injury.