Shiraz Boghani’s Win at 2016 Asian Business Awards just Tip of Iceberg…
It’s no secret that Shiraz Boghani won the 2016 Asian Business Award for Hotelier of the year. This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his accomplishments, however. Hotelier of the year is no easy feat to take home. The panel is full of experts within the industry. Journalists, investment bankers, and managers are all included on the said panel. On top of all of that, the hotel industry (or hospitality industry in general) is an extremely competitive industry. Standing out for any award is difficult, let alone one of the world’s most prestigious ones. Follow Shiraz Boghani on Medium for latest updates.
While accepting the 2016 award, Shiraz Boghani showed the true nature of his personality that has likely added to his success. He referred to his company, Splendid, as a family. He acknowledged the great team effort that was required to get to the spot that they are currently at. Stuart Baily, Splendid CEO, still insisted that it was the efforts of Shiraz Boghani that he felt led them to the award ceremony.
The year of the award is also the same year that the UK recognized a massive (121 million pound) hotel, the Hilton London Bankside. The portfolio of Shiraz Boghani includes impressive hotel chains from London to York, however. It is important not to forget that Shiraz Boghani started the limited service hotel craze that swept the industry and carved its own niche in the 1990’s.
As far as charitable endeavors, Shiraz serves as the founding partner of Sussex Health Care Limited. This group provides living homes and health care services to patients that might not otherwise receive these types of services. This is an example of hospitality leaving the industry and leaking into a part of society that could perhaps use it most.
Sojourn Hotels LLP is where Shiraz spends his days more recently as the chairman. In the late 1960’s he began his career for KPMG as a chartered accountant. This was long before the firm was called KPMG even! This field gave Mr. Boghani a grasp of the many fixed and variable costs associated with the hotel industry. Combined with his great management skills, and award-winning leadership strategies, Mr. Boghani is a well-respected member of the Hotelier community.