Left to Right: BBC Sport presenter Karthi Gnanasegaram, Sanjay Thakrar, Shiraz Boghani, chairman of the Splendid Hospitality Group, Ramniklal Solanki CBE and Kalpesh Solanki | Credits: Asian Media & Marketing Group
Mr Shiraz Boghani, Chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group, was recently honoured at the Asian Business Awards 2016, when he received the ‘Hotelier of the Year’ award.
Mr Boghani has been in the hospitality industry for over 30 years and currently owns and manages 19 trading hotels in the UK. A dynamic entrepreneur and a qualified Chartered Accountant with a passion for the hotel sector, Mr Boghani was one of the first hoteliers to introduce limited service branded hotels to London in the 1990s.
His most recent and exciting project includes the development and launch of the stylish £121m Hilton London Bankside, located in London’s vibrant Bankside. Other flagship hotels include The Conrad London St James, The Grand Hotel & Spa, York and Holiday Inn London – Wembley with recent acquisitions including the New Ellington in Leeds and the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel. Mr Boghani is also a major supporter of the Aga Khan Foundation, a UK registered charity as well as the Aga Khan Development Network globally.
Judging the awards was a prestigious line-up comprising renowned journalist, Amit Roy; group managing editor of AMG, Kalpesh R Solanki; executive editor for AMG, Shailesh R Solanki; MP for Richmond (Yorkshire), Rishi Sunak; and renowned investment banker, Jitesh Gadhia.
Mr Boghani said: “I am thrilled to have received this award. Hotels are a huge part of my business life and I am extremely proud of the group’s progress which would not be possible without the support of my Splendid Family and its highly experienced executive and management teams.”
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