Chartered accountant Shiraz Boghani is a Sojourn Hotels LLP founding partner as well as its chairman. He’s also a partner with Sussex Health Care Limited and The Splendid Hotels Group’s managing partner and director. An Institute of Chartered fellow in England and Wales, Boghani has managed Sojourn Hotels’ hotel portfolio as well as their single asset deals. He has also developed excellent relationships with some of the largest funders in Europe. An innovative visionary, Shiraz Bohani was among the first hoteliers in the 1900s to promote limited service brand hotels.
A dynamic entrepreneur, Boghani is passionate about the hotel sector. He’s been involved in the hospitality industry for over 30 years and owns and manages 19 of the trading hotels in the United Kingdom. Some of his flagship hotels include the Holiday Inn London, Conrad London St. James and The Grand Hotel & Spa, York. Recently, Shiraz Boghani has worked with the Hilton London Bankside to launch an exciting project to be housed at the Bankside. Some of the other hotels Shiraz Boghani recently acquired include the New Ellington in Leeds and Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel. At the 2016 Asian Business Awards Shiraz Boghani was named Hotelier of the Year.
In addition to his work as a hotelier, Shiraz Boghani is very active in the United Kingdom registered charity the Aga Khan Foundation. He also volunteers his time, talent and resources to the Aga Khan Development global network. Shiraz Boghani is also deeply involved in the noble organization Sussex Health Care Limited. He is a founding partner and under his considerate and visionary leadership, the organization operates 20 award-winning group care homes with more than 500 beds. Sussex Health Care Limited provides a wide range of high-quality, person-centered specialized personal, rehabilitative and healthcare services for the elderly, mentally frail and people with dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, physical and learning difficulties and neurological disabilities.
Shiraz Boghani was born in Kenya. He migrated to the UK in 1969 and trained as an accountant. Boghani then joined Thomson McLintock & Co., now called KPMG, and began his career in financial services. Since he became involved with the hospitality industry, many experts credit Shiraz Boghani with forever changing the hotel industry throughout Europe. His work with Sussex Healthcare and The Splendid Hotels Group show his entrepreneurship, drive, intelligence and natural leadership skills. His philanthropic efforts in support of the U.K.’s Ismaili community shows his caring nature.
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