Appointed General Manager
At The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara, and Avani Victoria Falls Resort
Hospitality veteran Laurie Burr is a tireless, hands on General Manager who works hard to ensure that, not only his guests are very well looked after, but that his operation and team are cared for, developed, taught, guided and groomed for the future.Laurie joins Anantara from Legacy Hotels & Resorts, South Africa and Zimbabwe, where he was Area General Manager looking after a portfolio of five hotels. Prior to that, Laurie spent several years with Soneva Resorts in the Maldives as the Area General Manager. Earlier still he built his career as a commis chef at the London Hilton with tenures at two legendary London hotels - The Dorchester and The Savoy, before moving to the Caribbean to continue as a Chef.A British national, Laurie possesses over three decades of proven success in analysing multinational hotels and resorts' critical business requirements, with a focus on operational efficiency, creating unique guest experiences and better staff environments for enhancing competitiveness, increasing revenues and improving customer service offerings.