Today, Shiraz Boghani is chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group, but he has actually been involved in the hospitality industry for more than three decades. Through the years, he has established himself as a highly motivated professional, honing his talent for providing the finest quality in customer service. That may be why Mr. Boghani has often been the recipient of so many awards and honors. Recently, a new award recognized Shiraz’s contributions to Splendid Hospitality Group.
Shiraz Boghani Earns Hotelier of the Year
In 2016, Shiraz earned his most recent award, when he was named Hotelier of the Year at the Asian Business Awards ceremony. That award is significant for Mr. Boghani, because it recognizes him as a professional in hospitality service and for his finely tuned leadership skills. Featuring awards bestowed by other professionals, the Asian Business Awards provide peer recognition for service personnel who might otherwise go unrecognized.
The panel deciding who received an award consisted of Amit Roy (journalist), Jitesh Gadhia (investment banker), Rishi Sunak (Richmond MP), Shailesh R Solanki (AMG executive director), and Kalpesh R Solanki (AMG, group managing editor).
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Upon receiving the award, Mr. Shiraz Boghani expressed feeling ecstatic over the honor. He added that he felt grateful to be involved with the Splendid Hospitality Group’s continued growth and success, though acknowledged that he couldn’t take all of the credit for the organization’s years of success. He said the all of the Splendid associates deserved the credit, adding that the management staff, as a whole, deserved recognition.
However, the CEO for Splendid Hospitality Group, Stuart Bailey, wasn’t as miserly in his praise of Shiraz Boghani at the awards banquet. He said Boghani deserves much of the credit for the organization’s recent growth. He added that Shiraz is largely responsible for making Splendid one if the U.K.’s fastest growing hospitality chains. Boghani has 19 hotels to his name, all of which he still manages. In the 90s, Shiraz was recognized for being one of the first to promote limited services in London’s branded hotels.
More recently, Shiraz Boghani pursued more entrepreneurial interests, developing a £121 million project in London. Additionally, Shiraz’s resume of hotels includes several major chains and smaller local businesses, as well as a host of newly added acquisitions. Among his latest projects, Boghani is involved with the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel. He us also taking on an interest in the New Ellington, which is located in Leeds.