Best known as a leading U.K.-based hotelier, Shiraz Boghani has been a central figure in many of the changes taking place in the U.K. hotel industry after making waves with his hotel expansion in the 1990s. The Splendid Hospitality Group headed by Shiraz Boghani has been seeking to expand the market for hotels in the British capital and out into other areas of the nation with its development of the London Bankside hotel for $121 million to form one of the centerpieces of the redevelopment of London in the 21st-century; the horizons of Shiraz Boghani have expanded over the years to include the development of new and purchased hotels in the U.K. including the New Ellington in Leeds.
Shiraz Boghani has continued the development of the Splendid Hospitality group as his other business interests have continued to become equally impressive, including the Sussex Health Care group dedicated to providing care for the elderly and groups with disabilities across the U.K. His work with the Sussex Health Care group has continued with an eye on the most impressive growth all decided under the watchful eye of Shiraz Boghani as he sets out on his mission to develop the healthcare industry and provide excellent care for the residents and visitors attending Sussex Health Care facilities.
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The pinnacle of the career of Shiraz Boghani to date is the impressive work he has completed as the head of the hotel and healthcare groups being recognized with his award as the 2016 Hotelier of the Year at the Asian Business Awards; the award was not only in recognition of the more than three decades of work he has achieved in the hospitality and healthcare industries but also for the years of dedication he has shown to the Ismaili community across the U.K. As a member of the National Council of the Ismaili community, Shiraz Boghani has been looking for new ways of protecting and growing the presence of the group in the country Boghani arrived in at the end of the 1960s. Initially completing his training as a chartered accountant, Shiraz Boghani took his love of the hotel industry and turned it into what has become one of the best-known hotel chains in the U.K., the Splendid Hospitality Group.