In 2016, Chris Burch’s Nihiwatu Was Voted As The Best Hotel In The World

Chris Burch, a fashion mogul, has extensive experience in studying market trends and building brands. Shifting from his traditional retail brands, Chris decided to try his entrepreneurial skills in the hospitality industry. The shrewd entrepreneur saw the viability of establishing a resort in a remote Indonesian Island. To this end, he partnered with a successful hotelier, James McBride, to acquire a beach hostel in the Island of Sumba in 2012. The duo invested $30 million to rehabilitate the existing property. In 2015, the partners reopened the luxurious resort, which they named, Nihiwatu. The five-star resort is now winning the hearts of many travelers who value unique and deluxe experiences. In 2016, Travel + Leisure voted Nihiwatu as the best hotel in the world.

When Travel + Leisure was making this announcement, Nihiwatu had been in operation for just one year. This success is a testament to Chris Burch’s unmatched entrepreneurial skills. Speaking to Business Jet Traveler in 2015, Burch said that he bought the beach hostel for his children as a valuable piece, which he intended to preserve and benefit the community. The facility is now the largest employer on the Island of Sumba. A portion of the hotel’s profits are channeled to the Sumba Foundation, an organization that supports local initiatives to benefit the residents. The hotel has 27 private villas each with a plunge pool offering a clear view of the Indian Ocean. In the resort, Chris has a private home, which has four villas and a main house. It is known as Raja Mendaka. The hotel has traditional Sumbanese antiques and decors.  Related article on

About Chris Burch

Chris Burch is known for his retail brands C. Wonder and Tory Burch. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Burch Creative Capital. This investment company capitalizes on new market opportunities, creativity, support and scale, and incubation to create world-class brands. In his long and successful career, the shrewd entrepreneur has played an integral role in the formation of 50 businesses. With a blend of market knowledge as well as international and direct sourcing experience, Burch has established a stellar reputation in developing different innovative products that have a lasting impact on consumers.

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Burch Creative Capital has invested in various brands, including Faena Hotel + Universe, Voss Water, and Jawbone. In addition, Chris Burch is affiliated with ED by Ellen DeGeneres, TRADEMARK, Poppin and Cocoon9. The company is working on different lifestyle and consumer products, including Blink Health, BaubleBar, Soludos, Little Duck Organics, Chubbies, and Brad’s Raw Foods. Burch Creative Capital’s brands have targeted the retail, organic foods, apparel and home furnishings, and hospitality industries. Check this on

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