Chris Burch is one of the few investors and whose career journey can be used to describe the real meaning of versatility in business. Before, Chris Burch was known for establishing retail brands in the fashion industry. Burch is associated with launching brands such as C. Wonder and Tory Bruch, among many other successful ones.
However, in the recent past, Burch has set his eyes on a new venture, and from the progress, he knows what he is doing. In 2012, together with a friend, Burch bought a beach hostel in Sumba Island, Indonesia from a couple. The duo joined efforts and came up with a five-star resort which was reopened in 2015 with a new name as Nihiwatu.
With only one year in the industry, Burch’s resort was ranked as the world’s best hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure. During an interview, Chris Burch stated that he bought the hostel for his children with the intention of giving back to the community around while creating a unique experience that many are yet to experience. Check entrepreneur.com.
According to Chris, the resort had surprisingly turned into more than he had expected. The resort’s name means ‘mortar stone’ since the island before was named after a rock formation on the tide. Today, the resort name has been shortened to Nihi and has become a prominent landmark in the island. The resort has about 27 villas and plunge pools. Also, there is Chris Burch’s home, Raja Mendaka which has a central house and four villas and is usually available to guests. The resort also offers room spa services as well as yoga sessions to ensure maximum pleasure during the stay. Also, Burch resort provides surfing and hiking experiences, and all these activities come at a considerable price.
Today, Nihi remains a famous resort owing to the excellent benefits it has brought to the Island. Besides featuring the Sumbanese antiques throughout, the resort has created employment opportunities for the people of Sumba. Also, a portion of the hotel’s profits is directed towards the Sumba Foundation to support the locals.
About Chris Burch
In the recent past, Chris Burch has been in a position to rejuvenate his name through the Nihi resort that is renowned as the world’s best hotel (nihi.com). Burch is the founder of Burch Creative Capital where he still serves as the CEO. Chris boasts of being in the investment field for more than four decades and launching brands such as Poppin, Voss Water, Tory Burch, Jawbone, and many others.
Connect with Burch on LinkedIn.