Laurie Burr

Minor Hotels appointed hospitality veteran Laurie Burr as its Cluster General Manager for The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara and Avani Victoria Falls Resort in 2019.

Burr joined Minor Hotels from Legacy Hotels & Resorts, South Africa and Zimbabwe, where he was Area General Manager looking after five properties. He has also worked in Thailand, Maldives, India, America, Bermuda, the Caribbean, and Europe in executive general management positions.

A British national and South African resident, Laurie possesses over two 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.

Laurie has a wealth of knowledge and insights on both the Zambian properties he managed and the Zambian leisure and MICE tourism Market, along with a passion for the environment and Sustainability.

Burr holds a degree in Catering and Management from Thames Valley University, London and has completed an Advanced Programme for General Managers in Hospitality at Cornell Nanyang Singapore.

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