Having recorded a lot of success in the fashion industry, Chris Burch never imagined his new project in the hospitality industry could be ranked as a leader in the sector. Chris Burch is a distinguished entrepreneur given the success of some of his fashion brands such as C. Wonder and Tory Burch.
Five years ago, Chris together with his business partner, hotelier James McBride made the decision of acquiring a little-known beach resort in the heart of Sumba Island, Indonesia. The two began a journey of revamping the hotel into an exotic tourist destination that they named Nihiwatu resort. In the year 2016, the hotel hit the headlines as one of the best resorts in the world. Check this here.
Nihiwatu resort is rated five-star and boasts of some of unique natural sceneries and features. It contains 27 private villas and a private home that belongs to Chris but is open for booking. The private home is called Raja Mendaka.
Some of the distinct features of the hotel include plunge pools that provide 360 degrees view of the Indian Ocean, Waterfalls and sandy beaches. The resort has the moniker “The Edge of the Wilderness,” because of its uniqueness regarding features and location. More of this on businessinsider.com
Landmark features in the hotel include two-story tree houses that are connected by a bamboo bridge and a spa under a waterfall. Sumba antiques and prints, as well as natural wood décor, add to the uniqueness of the resort. On sports, clients are spoilt for choices; they can choose between surfing, horseback riding, and excursions to a nearby waterfall or yoga sessions.
Chris Burch is the man at the helm of Burch Creative Capital. He doubles as the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the enterprise. Burch Creative Capital is an investment firm that specializes in creating unique and disruptive brands. So far, Chris Burch is credited as the force behind 50 businesses. His expertise and experience puts him ahead of his peers and enables him to come up with revolutionary ideas that take over industries. Learn from Burch on this interview with him on mashable.com.
A good percentage of profits from the Nihiwatu Resort are committed towards community projects on the Sumba Island. Since its inception, Nihiwatu remains to be one of the biggest private employers on the Island. Chris Burch is confident that the hotel will keep impacting positively on the Sumba people. He hopes to preserve the hotel for his children. Related reading on huffingtonpost.com.
Other brands that Chris Burch boasts of include ED by Ellen DeGenres, Poppin, and Coccon9
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