The 2016 “Hotelier of the Year” award given out by the Asian Business Awards, is none other than Mr. Siraz Boghani. It is a well-deserved honor as Boghani has been in the business for well over 30 years. He is the currently a manager and/or operator of 19 hotels in the United Kingdom.
Along with being acknowledged worldwide as an energetic and effective entrepreneur, he is a renowned accountant who displays an unending passion for all aspects of the hotel business. In fact, he was a pioneer in bringing limited-service brands to metropolitan London way back in the early 1990s.
He has had a hands-on approach in the launch of such landmark hotels as the Hilton London Bankside, the Conrad London Saint James, and the Grand Hotel & Spa. He is a major contributor to the Aga Khan Foundation, a longstanding certified charity within the boundaries of the United Kingdom.
Mr. Boghani was quoted as being thrilled to receive the award. He said it was one of the biggest honors of his long and illustrious career. A career that has actually been going on since the late 1960’s. Shiraz Boghani started out as an accountant at a small firm back in 1969. He then moved his talents over to Thomson McLintock & Co. From there he went on to found the firm of Sussex Health Care in 1985. Today, this firm that he founded now consists of over 500 patient beds spread throughout 18 health facilities. Along with this incessant business building, he donates vast swaths of both time and money to the innumerable charities he supports.
He is known as a tough but fair businessman who relies on his just vision to get the best he can out of every deal. Along with his vast ownership of various properties and his hotel expertise, he has also had the benefit of fostering very lucrative relationships with some of the top capital funders in all of Europe. This has served him well in the instances when he has had to broker tough deals. Never let it be said that Shiraz Boghani didn’t know his business inside and out.