Transforming the Regular Resort to the Best Hotel in the World; the Story of Chris Burch and Nihiwatu

Not many investors will be willing to bet $30million on an island in a third world country, especially if the country is all the way across the world from their main potential market. Well, that is what Chris Burch did in 2010. To make the story even more sensational and daring was the fact that before this investment, Chris Burch had never gotten involved in the hospitality industry. In 2010, he decided to move away from his comfort zone of companies such as C. Wonder and Tory Burch so that he could invest in the hotel business together with James McBride. The island underwent four years of renovation, after which it was opened in 2015. Exactly one year after the store opened, it was named the best hotel in the world.  Businessinsider.com has additional articles for reading.

A lot of work has gone into the remodeling of this hotel. When asked about the investment, Chris states that he did it for the sake of his children. He explains that he couldn’t have found a better way to preserve that beautiful part of nature for the future generations, while at the same time giving back to the community that surrounds the property. As a matter of fact, the hotel is the biggest local employer on the island and the surroundings in general.

When asked why he chose Nihiwatu, considering that there are countless other islands which have even better access to certain services, he stated that the idyllic landscape formed the perfect backdrop for the ideas he wanted to develop. He explained that the classic beauty of the natural surroundings made it possible for him to create features such as waterfalls to bejewel the hotel, getting impeccable services such as a butler in every room and many others. He, however, added that he was pleasantly surprised by how profitable the venture had become, judging from the fact that most of these investments ended up being worth much less. The resort has been nicknamed the edge of the world because of its stunning beauty.   Check ideamensch.com

About Chris Burch

Chris is the founder and president of the Burch Creative Capital group of companies. More to read on burchcreativecapital.com.   He has been investing for close to five decades and has created quite an impressive investment portfolio for himself. He has had a direct hand in the development and success of more than 50 companies and has been using his experience in expanding his businesses even further. He is a truly inspirational businessman. Related article on prnewswire.com

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Chris Burch joins the hospitality industry in big style

It’s all good news as Investor and entrepreneur Chris Burch extends his investment portfolio to the hospitality industry. Mr. Burch recently launched his top-class resort on the remote Indonesian island of Sumba, a move that caught the global entertainment arena with an unexpected surprise.

The resort- named Nihiwatu- has sparkling features and some rare combination of cutting-edge entertainment facilities, making it stand out in the world. It has private villas with plunge pools strategically positioned to allow a rare view over the Nihi each and across the Indian Ocean. Apart from the plunge pools, the resort has numerous large indoor-outdoor entertainment arena attractively decorated with several world class entertainment facilities.

Outdoor entertainments include two, two-story tree houses connected by a bamboo bridge. These tree houses have a bedroom and a bathroom while the main tree house is frankly extended to accommodate a living room and a private infinity pool. Other outdoor entertainment activities include excursion trips to the nearby waterfall. Also, there is a one and a half trip that includes a walk to a blue lagoon where one can jump off the rocks and swim. Guests are also offered horse-riding trips as well as surfing facilities and training.

Indoor entertainment facilities at the Nihiwatu resort include spa treatments- though guests can also opt for beach spa treatment. The facility also avails yoga sessions in their wellness center with qualified trainers available to offer yoga classes.

Chris Burch bought the resort, then named beach hostel, in 2012 and since embarked on renovating the hostel together with his business partner James McBride. Costing approximately $30 million, the resort was opened in 2015, immediately attracting global attention and being rated the best hotel globally in 2016 by the Travel + Leisure.

Burch has named one of the villas ‘Raja Mandaka’ and made it his private home. He has also extended the profit proceeds to help the local community as part of the gain is directed to Sumba Foundation to help develop local community.  For a related article, go straight here.

About Chris Burch

Christopher Burch has invested in a variety of industries with a main interest in the fashion design and technology advancement. He has above 40 years of experience in entrepreneurial and investment industry, having founded several firms in the process, check this on burchcreativecapital.com.  To keep updated with his timeline activities, click on crunchbase.com.

He is the founder and the CEO of the Burch Creative Capital. He also founded luxury fashion brand and Tory Burch company.  To keep updated with his timeline activities, click on crunchbase.com.

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