Liv Gussing Burgess, founder of Luxury Hotel Consulting has a career and continent-spanning, visionary understanding of successful global hospitality. Her expertise, creative passion and insight has provided the guidance and inspiration to transform hotel brand visions into successful realities across innovation, strategy and operational excellence for clients such as Six Senses Shaharut in Israel, Airelles in France, and Beaverbrook in the U.K.
A graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Liv’s twenty years in hospitality started as a butler at the historical St Regis in NYC before taking her talents to Asia. Liv’s proudest moments include instrumentally expanding and structuring the legendary Aman brand and culture around the globe in Marrakech, Wyoming and Java, opening Aman’s first spa at the flagship Amanpuri resort in Phuket, Thailand, and serving as General Manager of the acclaimed Amandari in Bali, Indonesia.
Is one’s name a prophecy or a role you choose? Liv means ‘life’ in Swedish, and her sheer passion for life; for bringing people, cultures and experiences together has been the driving force in her personal life and career journey so far. And, as a creative and empathic leader, Liv has the power to extend this passion to those around her; opening hearts, minds and imaginations to the wonders of our incredible world.
Liv is actively engaged in various educational and leadership roles and moderates a number of industry events. She has served as President of the Cornell Hotel Society, the school’s global alumni organisation, and on the Dean’s Advisory Board. Liv has a Masters in Tourism and International Development and co-authored a paper for Annals of Tourism Research. She speaks fluent French and Swedish, as well as, conversational Spanish, Indonesian and Thai.
“Liv is truly one of the best in the business. Her knowledge of the industry and her commitment to her clients is unparalleled. She brings a rationale yet creative approach to luxury resort development and has a unique ability to bring hospitality concepts to life exceeding clients expectations. I would recommend her without hesitation.”
– Baron Ah Moo
Managing Director-US at PKF hotelexperts