The Hotelier of the Year 2016 is Mr. Shiraz Boghani
Hotels play a very important role in determining the choice of your next vacation destination. One of the individuals making it easy for tourists to choose their hotels is Mr. Shiraz Boghani. For those who have little idea of who Mr. Boghani is, he is the chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group and the current Hotelier of the Year as per the 2016 awards.
The annual Hotelier of the Year Award is an award ceremony that brings together a number of hoteliers from all part of the world to compete for the covetous top spot. In addition to the competitors, the award ceremony also brings together top judges to assess these achievements. Last year’s ceremony was braced by a line-up of judges comprising of Amit Roy who is a renowned journalist; renowned investment banker, Jitesh Gadhia; Rishi Sunak the MP for Richmond (Yorkshire) and executive editor for AMG, Shailesh R Solank.
Mr. Boghani, the hotelier of 2016, is quite experienced in the hospitality industry with more than three decades of experience. In his portfolio, Shiraz Boghani owns and manages at least 19 hotels in the UK. Despite the achievements of Shiraz Boghani, the entrepreneur is a qualified and chartered accountant with an eye and passion for the hotel industry.
Shiraz Boghani moved to the UK in 1969 from Kenya where he trained as an accountant in a small firm of Chartered Accountants. After working for some years with the firm, he moved to KPMG formerly known as Thomson McLintock & Co. It is at this point that Shiraz Boghani developed the passion for the hotel industry. In the early 1990’s, Mr. Boghani was one of the pioneers of the limited service branded hotels around London, a concept that is now revolutionizing the hotel industry.
During the award, Mr. Shiraz Boghani paid a special thank you to his Splendid Hospitality Group team. According to Shiraz, all the success he enjoys including the awards would not have been possible were it not for the support of the management and experienced executive team. Splendid Hospitality Group is doing quite well in the market with the group currently having a portfolio that includes 19 hotels with more than 2000 bedrooms. The hotel’s construction, design, and operations; not forgetting its wide range of services that range from limited service to luxury, is what has helped both the hotel and the hotelier make a name for themselves in the industry.