Shiraz Boghani is one of those rare individuals who is not only good at what he does but is passionate about his work as well. His professionalism and commitment is too be admired by all those who wish to be successful some day. Anyone who pays attention to the hotel industry knows how accomplished this UK entrepreneur has been in his career. He has been a hotelier for 3 decades and counting.
Boghani is also a trailblazer in his field. From day one he set out to separate himself from the competition. 20 years ago he introduced limited service branded hotels to London before such an act became commonplace. Recently, the innovative businessman began another ambitious endeavor that entails establishing a head turning Hilton London Bankside. The luxurious hotel, as it’s name suggests, will be located in London’s vibrant Bankside and cost around $121 million. He’s also busy developing other flagship hotels such as The Conrad London St James and Holiday Inn London.
When you’ve been as successful as Boghani you tend to garner recognition and praise. He has received several awards. Perhaps none of which were bigger that the one he received last year. He was named the Hotelier of the Year in 2016 by the Asian Business Awards.
He was honored to be a recipient. During his thankful award speech he gave a lot of credit to the Splendid Hospitality Group. Boghani is the current chairman of the group. He is extremely satisfied with the group’s success and was just happy to be apart of the journey.
Shiraz Boghani is an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere. He immigrated to the UK nearly 50 years ago and began his career as an accountant. He worked for reputable firms like Thomson McLintock & Co. before changing career paths and becoming the forward thinking businessman we know him as today.
Boghani has his hands in philanthropy work as well. He has donated funds to many different charity initiatives and is a faithful supporter of the Aga Khan Foundation in the UK. As of today, he owns and manages more than 15 trading hotels.