Mr. Shiraz Boghani, is a Founding Partner and Chairman of Sojourn Hotels LLP, a Partner of Sussex Health Care Limited and a Managing Partner and Director of the Splendid Hotels Group. He has been successful in overseeing the hotel portfolio and single asset deals of Sojourn Hotels.
Moreover, he has excellent associations with Europe’s largest funders and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales. Adding to his achievements as Chairman of the Splendid Hotels group, he was awarded a business award where he was presented with the ‘Hotelier of the Year’ award.
Mr. Boghani is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a diverse entrepreneur with a passion for the hotel sector where he has been working for the last 30 years and owns, as well as manages nineteen hotels in the United Kingdom. He was among the first hotel owners to introduce limited service branded hotels in London in the 1990s.
Shiraz Boghani has worked on recent projects that include the launch and development of the stylish £121 Million Hilton London Bankside, The Conrad London Grand Hotel and Spa, as well as York and Holiday Inn London. Recent acquisitions are the New Ellington that is in Leeds and the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel. He is also charitable and a supporter of the Aga Khan Foundation, which is a UK registered charity and the Aga Khan Development Network.
The awards were judged by renowned journalist, Amit Roy; Kalpesh R Solanki, the managing editor of AMG; Shailesh R Solanki, the executive editor of AMG; Rushi Sunak, MP for Richmond (Yorkshire); and Jitesh Gadhia, a renowned investment banker.
He was initially from Kenya but went to the UK in 1969 where he started his training in a small firm of Chartered Accountants after which he moved to Thomson McLintock & Co. He is a forward-thinking and innovative businessman, with a good hunch of spotting business development opportunities. Due to this trait, he was a joint founding partner of Sussex Health Care,of which now has eighteen Care Homes with approximately more than 500 beds.
As initially stated, apart from being a dynamic businessman, Mr. Shiraz is greatly committed to the community as he plays vital roles in many charitable organizations and voluntary services, such as having senior positions within the Ismaili Community, like, a member of the National Council, the Chairman of the National Conciliation and Arbitration board and Resources Development Convener for the Aga Khan University.
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