How Shiraz Boghani Found Success In Two Industries

Shiraz Boghani is a UK-based businessman who has businesses in both the healthcare and hospitality industries. He was born and raised in Kenya.

He moved to the United Kingdom in 1969 and soon started learning accounting while working for Thomson McLintock & Co. He eventually became a chartered accountant and is now a fellow of both Wales and England’s Insitute of Chartered Accounts.

The first company that Shiraz Boghani started was Splendid Hospitality Group. He started this company back in the 1980s and it now owns and operates 20 hotels that collectively have more than 2000 bedrooms. His company is one of the fastest growing hotel companies of its type in the United Kingdom. While he started out doing limited service hotels only he also now has luxury hotels among his portfolio. Some of the hotel brands he has opened hotels under are Hilton, Holiday Inn, IHG, Accor, and Choice.

Shiraz Boghani’s firm has two five-star hotels among its portfolio. These are the Grant Hotel and Spa in York and the Conrad London St James. Among his newer hotels are the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel, the Ibis York Centre, and the Hilton London Bankside. He now takes more of an oversight role over this portfolio as the chairman of the board. He refers to the management and employees of his company as the Splendid Family.

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In 2016, he was very honored to be named the Hotelier of the Year at the Asian Business Awards gala. When he accepted the award on stage he said he was thrilled to have one and thanked his whole Splendid Family for making it possible. The chief executive officer of his company, Stuart Bailey, said that his company routinely goes from strength to strength and he credited Shiraz Boghani’s leadership for this.

The other company Shiraz Boghani owns is called Sussex Healthcare. He is the co-founder of Sussex. Sussex is a county which lies in Southeastern England. This is a rural county which borders the English Channel. This company, where he is a joint chairman, provides its services to elderly people. These people often have age-related mental issues such as Alzheimer’s disease. These people reside in one of the 20 homes that make up Sussex Healthcare.

Shiraz Boghani says that this company provides ways for elderly people to stay active physically, mentally, and socially. There are many different activities they can take part in and all of the food is locally sourced so that it is very nutritious.

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