Our success lies amongst the strengths and skills of the dedicated and professional people we employ. From our senior team right across all of our hotels, everyone is committed to the Splendid Hospitality Way delivering genuine service to create those extraordinary experiences. The team covers a wealth of experience across a variety of talents ensuring that the group is well positioned to achieve its vision to be a Centre of Global Excellence for hospitality.
Shiraz is a dynamic entrepreneur, praised highly for his role in the world of hotels and awarded “Hotelier of the Year” at the Asian Business Awards 2016. In the 1990’s he was one of the first hoteliers to start developing limited service branded hotels in London and has been involved in over 25 such projects. As current chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group, Shiraz directs the growth strategy of the business and has a clear vision of the Group’s foray into several different enterprises. Splendid now has 20 trading hotels including the 292 bedroom Hilton London Bankside, The Grand Hotel and Spa, York and the 336 bedroom Holiday Inn, Wembley.
Shiraz has a strong commitment to his community and plays a vital role in many charitable organisations and voluntary services. He has held a number of senior positions within the Ismaili Community including being a member of the National Council, the Chairman of the National Conciliation and Arbitration board and Resource Development Convener for the Aga Khan University.
An ‘Old Boy’ of Merchant Taylors’ and a graduate of the London School of Economics. Nadeem qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the stables of PricewaterhouseCoopers gaining exposure to both listed companies and owner-managed businesses in a broad spectrum of industries. Working in Assurance and Business Advisory services at PwC enabled Nadeem to gain specialist skills in auditing, financial reporting and internal controls.
As Vice Chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group, Nadeem is heavily involved with the strategic direction of the company including acquisitions, negotiating franchise agreements and securing bank debt.
In 2015, Nadeem founded Splendid Restaurants with the aim of establishing a strong food and beverage platform in the UK. Splendid has already taken over 18 KFC units in the UK, amongst establishing other brands with more deals in the pipeline.
Nadeem spends much of his time working in a voluntary capacity for the Ismaili Community in the UK. Nadeem served for 7 years on the community’s Grants and Review Board, where he was heavily involved in budget and strategy reviews and management audits. Nadeem is currently serving as Chairman of the Community’s Economic Planning Board, whose mandate is to improve the economic well-being of the Community by providing assistance, advice and support in the areas of business, employment and personal finance. Nadeem was also the Project Manager overseeing the redevelopment of Community Centres in Stanmore and Birmingham. He also serves as a Governor of St Helen’s School in Northwood Middlesex, one of the pre-eminent girls schools in the country.
A high energy, profit focused and goal-driven operational Chief Executive, Stuart approaches business challenges with an intrinsic flair for innovation, creative problem solving and measured risk-taking to drive consistent improvements. His transformational approach has been critical to the Group becoming one of the most successful franchisees in the IHG stable, winning over 14 awards in 3 years.
He has an exceptional aptitude for simultaneously juggling the many tasks needed in today’s hotel Industry. As a member of the executive team Stuart is involved in driving both acquisition and organic growth strategies. His strong work and team ethic makes him an exemplary tactician in all areas of the business.
Kevin was a Main Board Director of Christie Group plc as well as being the Managing Director and Deputy Chairman of Christie & Co specialising in Agency and Valuation remits in the UK and the International hotel markets. Kevin was also the CEO of the Christie Group's operation in the United States with over 200 franchised offices across the States.
With a pedigree in financing and property values Kevin is renowned for his knowledge of the Hotel and Hospitality industry
The success of the Splendid Hospitality Group is built upon the commitment and expertise of its people. Meet our senior support team who bring with them a diverse wealth of experience coupled with high energy and passion for hospitality.
Leading a team of 9 Gemma is responsible for overseeing all aspects of HR strategy and performance for the group including Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, and Employee Relations. Gemma’s infectious energy and care for recruiting and driving people to succeed for themselves at work is fundamental to the Group’s vision of becoming the best in the market.
Her commitment and passion for ‘people’ has been incremental in helping drive significant change across the Group including delivering a new Splendid ‘culture’ across the Group’s employees.
A talented sales and marketing professional with over 16 years’ experience in the hotel Industry. Louise is passionate about the hotels & brands she works with and has a proven track record of strategic sales growth. The foundation for Louise’s success comes from her ability to build meaningful relationships anchored in trust and her passion for the industry.
A first class ambassador for Splendid Hospitality, Louise’s key responsibilities include managing the group’s internal and external communications as well as leading the group sales team in the delivery of their sales, PR and marketing campaigns.
As Group Facilities & Risk Manager, Colin oversees Crisis Management, Security, Risk and all aspects of Facilities Management.
Colin served his engineering apprenticeship with British Steel in the North West before joining the Splendid Family in July 2000. He has led various new build/hotel openings as a General Manager; winning IHG Newcomer of the Year and numerous Quality Excellence Awards. More recently he has provided support as Group Controls & Compliance Manager.
A proficient and confident leader, Colin enables people to focus on driving success for themselves and for SHG. His flair for communication and commitment is infectious and key to his success.