Chris Burch, The Serial Entrepreneur
Nihi Sumba Island has been voted as the best hotel in the world for two consecutive years now. Formerly known as Nihiwatu the luxury resort is the most outstanding 5-star hotel in Indonesia and even beats the likes of Brando luxury resort which was Obama’s recent vacation spot.
Chris Burch is the man behind the Nihi resort and is best known for being the brains behind several internationally known retail brands such as C. Wonder and Tory Burch and many other investments.
Nihi was previously a beach hostel in the Indonesian island of Sumba. Burch, together with James McBride, an hotelier bought the island in the year 2012 and spent 30 million dollars to revamp the hostel to a five-star resort which they opened in 2015. Check businessinsider.com.
Burch said in an interview with the Business Jet Travelers in 2015, that the reason he invested in the hotel is for his children and that he also wanted to give back to the community. According to Burch Nihi is a place where you can do things that you cannot do anywhere else such as building a spa under a waterfall, have a butler in every room and go to places where no one has ever been to. Check this relevant article on interview.net.
The Wall Street journal states that Burch does split his time between three places and that is Miami, the Hamptons, and his Indonesia five star resort. Nihi is composed of 27 private villas and among them is Raja Mendaka which is Burch’s private home. The area where Burch’s home is, has a main house and four additional villas each having a private plunge pool. Related article on wingsjournal.com
Chris Burch is a serial entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. Creative Capital boasts of exciting brands such as Cocoon 9, ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Nihiwatu and much more. For nearly forty years now Burch has been an active investor across a wide range of industries which includes fashion, technology, and real estate. Burch has also contributed to the rise of world renowned technology and luxury brands such as Faena Hotel, Jawbone, Voss Water and Poppin among many others.
Burch began his career in 1976 as an undergraduate student at Ithaca College. Burch together with his brother Bob started Eagles Eye apparel with an initial capital of $2,000 and grew the business to $165 million dollars. They later sold the business to Swire Group. Mr. Burch since then has never looked back, and today he boasts of having a diverse investment portfolio of several domestic and international real estate ventures, luxury homes and hotels.
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