It is only natural for a caring man to be involved in the hospitality industry. And growing up into the highly profitable hotel industry is not really unlikely since the two industries have many things in common. Such is the life of Shiraz Boghani, the current Chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group. He started as a young man interested in providing for the welfare of the needy and eventually grew up and honored as an outstanding hotelier.
Boghani’s time came in 2016 when he was given the highly esteemed Hotelier of the Year Award by the Asian Business Awards. The ABA found him worthy of the award because of the dedication and commitment that he demonstrated to the hotel industry for many years. He is the current Chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group. He began his forays in the hotel industry in 1990 by starting to develop branded hotels. These types of hotels offer limited services and Boghani entered this business by constructing 25 of them. Currently, his company SHG manages and operates 19 trading hotels in the UK.
Shiraz Boghani is also very active in a number of charitable organizations. Outside of his profession as hotelier, he offers his voluntary services to these charitable institutions. At present, he is a member of the National Council of the Ismaili Community. As a member, he held various senior positions in the community, one of them being the Aga Khan University’s Resource Development Convenor and the Chairman of the National Conciliation and Arbitration Board.
As Chairman of the Splendid Hospitality Group, Boghani directs the growth of its business and steers the company’s direction on the ways it merges its business with other enterprises. Under his leadership, SHG was able to diversify its businesses which now include a whole line of branded hotels that service thousands of travelers, businessmen and tourists. These hotels offer thousands of high quality bedrooms for those who need them.
Interestingly, Boghani’s profession is that of an accountant. He is not really an hotelier because he is a Chartered Accountant. But his love for hotels and his passion for them have led him to be very dedicated to the industry. In his capacity as Chairman of SHG, he continues to develop new projects. One of his recent projects is the Hilton Hotel in London which costs around £121m. His other notable projects include the Holiday Inn in London, the Conrad, also in London, and the Grand Hotel and Spa, in York.