You might not think that someone could be a success as an accountant and simultaneously lead businesses in the hotel and healthcare industries but this is the biography of Shiraz Boghani. Mr. Boghani is a Chartered Accountant by education and worked for the globally recognized firm of KPMG accountants. Not content with that success, he followed his passions to found both the Splendid Hospitality Group and Sussex Health Care.
The success of Shiraz Boghani is based on providing quality customer service to the consumer. He opened the first hotel in the Splendid Hospitality chain in 1986 and today serves as its Managing Partner. Focusing on the customer service principle, the chain has alternatives for business and leisure travelers alike and has become one of the fastest growing companies in the world. Mr. Boghani was the first to bring the limited service hotel to the London area. Today the chain includes 20 locations with a wide array of accommodations from family and budget friendly to the luxurious. The Holiday Inn London, The York in Ilford, and the Conrad London St. James are just a few of the company’s holdings.
Not content to serve just one segment of the population, Shiraz Boghani turned his attention to healthcare industry. He filled a void for those suffering from diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia, and other serious neurological disabilities by co-founding Sussex Health Care. The mission of Sussex facilities is to provide specialized care by using the best service standards, the latest technology and equipment, and the most updated staff training. As Chairman of Sussex, Shiraz Boghani oversees the operation and hired management team that led the organization to the ISO 9000:2000 award for service, safety, and reliability.
Shiraz Boghani is himself a recipient of the 2016 Asian Business Award as the Hotelier of the Year, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales, and a resource developer for the Aga Khan Foundation.