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The Island of Nihi Sumba keeps getting voted the best resort in the world by renowned magazines such as Travel & Leisure and for good reason. The resort that has been built on Nihi Sumba or Nihi for short, is part of the island chains belonging to Indonesia, one of the most beautiful areas in the world. The resort is built by fashion mogul Chris Burch and hotelier James McBride. Chris is well known for founding several well-known brands such as C. Wonder and Tory Burch. Once while visiting this area of Indonesia, he found out about a beach hostel that was up for sale. The two of them bought it immediately and spent around $30 million renovating it.

Read and see more images of the resort here.

The result is the amazing resort that is there now. The resort is rated as a five-star hotel and it has 27 cottages that can house several people at a time. Burch has said that the reason behind the purchase and renovation is to make it a nice place that can be given back to the community. It is his way of preserving this gem of a real estate property. This way instead of getting destroyed by irresponsible tourism, the place will be looked after and cared for, so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come.   Related article to read on forbes.com.

Christopher Burch is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. He runs his company with a vision comprising imagination, creativity, support, incubation that lead to disruptive brands that have a positive impact on peoples lives. After being in the investment business for over 40 years he has been part of the success of over 50 companies. In fact, he started an apparel business called Eagle Eye, with his brother soon after graduating college, which grew to be worth nearly $165 million. His success lies in the fact that he has an amazing intuition at figuring out trends and backing products that are bound to make an impact. The companies brand portfolio includes Coccoon9, Nihiwatu, and ED by Ellen DeGeneres.  Learn from his insights in this interview on ideamensch.com.

Not satisfied with these accomplishments the company is diversifying even more. This time Christopher is getting into the life style business such as fashion, organic foods, hospitality, retail, and apparel.  To know him better, visit his website, click on christopherburch.com.   An avid traveler, he divides his time between, New York, Miami, and Indonesia.

More insights from him on http://www.ceocfointerviews.com/interviews/ChrisBurch-BurchCreativeCapital17.htm

Nihiwatu, nicknamed The Edge of Wilderness, is a 5-star luxury resort opened in 2015. In 2016, it was named the world’s best Hotel. This resort is the property of a billionaire called Chris Burch. Together with Tory Burch, Mr. Burch has founded many internationally recognized brands. In 2012, he appeared to have decided to venture into the hospitality industry after partnering with James McBride, a successful hotelier, and buying a beach hostel located in Indonesia’s Sumba Island. McBride and Burch invested a total of $30 million in remodeling the establishment.

In 2015, Business Jet Traveler interviewed Chris Burch. When asked about the resort, he said that it had turned out better than he had imagined it. He also revealed his reasons for buying the island resort. Burch told Business Jet that he purchased Nihiwatu for his kids. Chris hoped that he’d give back to the community through the island resort. For the interview, head over to ceocfointerviews.com.

He also defined Nihiwatu as a beautiful place that inspires him to get creative. The Wall Street Journal featured the resort in one of its articles and highlighted its different features. The property constitutes of 27 private villas, including Burch’s private home –Raja Mendaka. The billionaire’s private home has a plunge pool and four villas.  Related article on businessinsider.com.

About Chris Burch

Christopher Burch owns multiple fashion brands worldwide. Recently, he has shown interest in other sectors, including hospitality. As a business leader, he has influenced different trends in the fashion and hospitality industries. His several years of experience have enabled him to build a remarkable business portfolio.

According to his personal website, he has developed an excellent portfolio by combining his direct sourcing experience with his knowledge of consumer behavior. Burch started his first business, Eagle’s Eye Apparal, with a capital of $2,000. Together with his brother Bob, Christopher built the business into a multi-million enterprise that they sold to Swire Group for $165 million.  Visit his website here

Burch’s has an inspiring entrepreneurial journey. Aside from fashion and hospitality, he has invested in the real estate market. His most recent businesses include ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Trademark, Nihiwatu, Cocoon9 and Poppin. Chris is the former owner of Voss Water, Faena Hotel and Jawbone.

When he isn’t investing in businesses, he spends his time and money on changing the lives of other people. The businessman contributes several charitable organizations in the Sumba Island, the U.S. and other parts of the world. He attended Tilton School and joined Ithaca College in 1972. Chris is Burch Creative Capital’s CEO and founder More to read on bjtonline.com.

Additional reading about Nihiwatu or Nihi on   https://www.wingsjournal.com/luxury-lifestyle-entrepreneur-chris-burch-develops-award-winning-resort