Shiraz Boghani has spent 30 years amassing the 19 United Kingdom-based hotels that comprise his company Splendid Hospitality Group. Shiraz sits on the board of Splendid Hospitality.
A native Kenyan Shiraz immigrated to the United Kingdom 49 years ago. His first job in his adoptive nation was with the accounting firm of Thomson McLintock & Co. In time, Shiraz became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Chartered accountants are qualified to work in all areas of finance privately and for corporations and the government. Find out more about Shiraz Boghani at about.me
Incorporated in 2007 in Pinner in the London Borough of Harrow, Sojourn Hotels LLC owns and operates lodging establishments in Scotland and other parts of the UK. Shiraz Boghani is a founding partner of Sojourn Hotels and has guided the chain’s acquisition of other hotels, and oversees its portfolio.
Many of the hotels that Shiraz Boghani owns and operates like The Grand Hotel & Spa are full-service full amenities luxury establishments. For the traveler on a budget, Shiraz was among the pioneers of the limited service hotels concept. In exchange for lower room rates, guests give up amenities that aren’t absolutely necessary.
Yearly, the Asian Business Awards recognizes outstanding achievements in the hospitality industry with their Hotelier of the Year Award. Shiraz Boghani won the honor in 2016. That same year, Splendid Hospitality assumed management of the Hilton London Bankside. This hotel features multiple meeting rooms, 292 guest rooms, 25 suites that can be tailored to the guest’s needs and wants and a banquet hall that accommodates up to 700 people.
Twenty years ago Shiraz Boghani diversified his holdings by entering the healthcare industry. With partner Dr. Shafik Sachedina DDS he co-founded Sussex Healthcare and serves as SHC’s co-chairman. Within its 20 residential care homes, Sussex Healthcare looks after people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. SHC also cares for younger residents with neurological and profound intellectual disabilities. They also serve family member caregivers in need of a break by offering respite care and provide Palliative Care to people whose time is drawing to a close.