Hotelier and entrepreneur Shiraz Boghani was the big winner at the Asian Business Awards 2016 which were held in London. His thirty years of success in the hospitality industry was recognized publically when he was named as the Hotelier of the Year. During the awards ceremony it was said that the judges of this award were impressed by his leadership and business abilities and how he was relentless in offering guests excellent experiences at the hotels he owns and manages across the United Kingdom.
The judges of this award included Amit Roy, a top journalist, AMG’s Group Managing Editor Kalpesh Solanki, Jitesh Gadhia who is an investment banker, MP Rishi Sunak of Richmond, and AMG’s executive editor Shailesh Solanki. They said that Shiraz Boghani excelled through his unique style of leadership.
He started out with one hotel and now owns and operates 19 of them in the United Kingdom. He started out as one of the first in the nation offering limited service branded hotels. He now also owns luxury hotels with his latest one being the Hilton London Bankside which cost £121 million to build. He serves as the chairman of the board of The Splendid Hotel Group and is also its director.
Shiraz Boghani also founded a company in the field of healthcare called Sussex Healthcare. This firm operates 20 homes in Sussex County which are primarily occupied by older people who are no longer able to live independently. They have specialists who can provide care for such things as dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, for example. His company also provides services to anyone who has physical and/or mental conditions which result in their needing services. He is the joint chairman of Sussex Healthcare.
He is also a philanthropist. Shiraz Boghani has been a supporter of the Aga Khan Foundation for many years. He supports their activities in the United Kingdom as well as internationally through their Aga Khan Development worldwide network. The goal of this organization he supports both financially and in a leadership role is to help people who live in the poorest and most marginalized places around the world.
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