Shiraz Bogahni is the winner of the 2016 Asian Business Award due to giving great customer service, a passion for being creative, fantastic branding, and the highest levels of ethical conduct from which to conduct his leadership. Boghani has been involved in over 25 hotel projects in London alone.
He is the current chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group. Boghani is an accountant as well, as a co-founding chairman of Sussex Health Care where he has expanded Sussex into 24 care homes, which employ, 1,100 staff members. Boghani is committed to his Ismaili community where he has many involvements in various charities, as a member of the National Council, and as The Chairman of the National Conciliation and Arbitration Board and Resource Development Covenor for the Aga Khan University.
Shiraz Boghani feels his success comes from honing the skills of the people he provides employment for, especially his senior teams. He has invented the Splendid Hospitality Way to try to deliver genuine service. Splendid Hospitality Group is determined to succeed at its visionary tactics to become a Centre of Global Excellence in hospitality. Splendid Hospitality Group now has 20 functioning hotels, such as the 292 bed Hilton London Bankside, the Grand Hotel and Spa, and even the 336 bed Holiday Inn Wembley.
Boghani has had a 30-year career in the hotel industry as a whole even while the hotel industry is competitive, having received several awards for his work. As hotelier of the year in 2016, Boghani’s leadership skills are proven by his receiving this award, having been judged by Amit Roy, a journalist, among others. Boghani has played a lead role in elevating his company to where it is today. Boghani is also a founding member of Sussex Health Care Limited, which offers homes combined with luxury health care services. Boghani has also worked as a founding chairman of Sojourn Hotels LLP.
Boghani is originally from Kenya, and had moved to the UK to start a career as an accountant, where eventually he branched out to hospitality. Splendid Hospitality is also one of the fastest growing privately owned hotel groups in the UK, founded in 1986. Boghani was quick to spot investment opportunities such as the way he founded Sussex Health Care later on. The Asian Business Awards come from the Asian Media and Marketing Group (AMG), Boghani was judged by a panel including Jitesh Gadhia, an investment banker.