Chris Burch is a very successful business owner that is well known for starting the Tory Burch line of accessories and clothing. Beyond the Tory Burch company, Chris Burch has invested in a number of companies that are looking to grow and develop in the tech and fashion industry. While he is already well known for his successful investments in a variety of companies, he has recently started to enter the hospitality industry. While he has started small with just one hotel, the hotel is now considered one of the best in the world. Check on burchcreativecapital.com for an in-depth look at Burch Creative Capital.
Along with James McBride, which is one of the top hotel managers and owners in the world, Chris Burch bought a small hostel on the island of Sumba five years ago. In the past five years, Chris Burch and McBride have invested more than $30 million dollars expanding and renovating the hotel. The new hotel, which is called the Nihiwatu, eventually opened in 2015 and is now considered a five star hotel. Along with the top rating, the hotel has also been named the top hotel in the world in 2016 by Travel and Leisure magazine. Check businessinsider.com for this.
Chris Burch stated that when he first bought the hotel, the intent was to have it be a place for his children to own for the rest of their lives. While his kids do still use it a lot, it has expanded into a very successful resort that is now the largest employer on the island. The hotel is a small and quaint resort that currently has 27 private villas that allow someone to have a private and relaxing trip. The hotel has had a focus of continuing to provide the same charm and environmentally friendly focus that came with the original footprint. Related article on forbes.com.
Those that choose to take a trip to Sumba and stay at the new resort will enjoy all of the features that is has. Each of the villas comes with a private plunge pool that has a scenic view of the ocean and beach. Those that come will also be able to take advantage of the concierge service, onsite restaurants, local chefs, and ability to take trips to other areas of the island. Many also use the hotel as a wellness trip as it comes with a range of yoga classes, spa services, and general stress-relieving classes. These can help someone feel fully refreshed by the time they leave the resort. Additional article to read on fashionista.com.
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