Shiraz Boghani is a qualified Chartered Accountant and an entrepreneur with interests in the hospitality industry. He is the founder and chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group.
As the group chairman, he has a clear vision of the company and thus initiates growth strategies that will expand the business. Splendid is one of UK’s fastest growing hotel groups with a portfolio of 20 hotels with over 2000 rooms. The hotel group has created a name for themselves by operating in a wide range of hotel styles from luxurious ones to simple basic rooms. The hotel partners with big brands like Hilton, Choice, Accor, and IHG.
Splendid Hospitality Group portfolio includes The Grand Hotel and Spa, York and the Conrad London St James which are both 5star rated. Others include a 336 bedroom Holiday Inn, Wembley, 292 bedrooms and Hilton London Bankside. New acquisitions include Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel and New Ellington in Leeds. These hotels offer top-notch services at competitive prices making them ideal for most customers. Shiraz Boghani was one of the first entrepreneurs in the hotel industry to introduce limited service hotels to London. His passion for the hotel industry saw him bag the 2016 Asian Business Awards, “Hotelier of the Year.”
Shiraz Boghani rise to fame started way back in 1969 when he emigrated from Kenya to the UK. He began working in his accounting profession where he got to work for an audit company called Thomson McLintock & Co which is now known as KPMG. It is during this period that he got an idea that led him to start a nursing home for the elderly and disabled people, Sussex Health Care. The venture was successful and today has 18 care homes with more than 500-bed spaces. Shiraz Boghani values his community and is involved in improving the welfare of the people where possible. He is a member in the National Council of the Ismaili community and has also served in the board of National Conciliation and Arbitration as chairman. He also volunteers to mobilize resources for charitable organizations like the Aga Khan University where he served as the Resource Development Convener.