Bringing more than 25 years of leadership experience in hotel management and operations, Burton most recently served as general manager of Cenizaro Hotels and Resorts’ The Residence Zanzibar. He began his career in hotels in food and beverage and through the years quickly rose to hold senior positions, including just 7 years in as the youngest General Manager for UK’s Macdonald Hotels Group. Since then he has held management positions at a range of luxury hotels from Bluebay and Forte to Starwood.

An avid diver and certified PADI divemaster, Burton plans on weekly dive excursions for guests.