Chris Burch has made his mark with unique retail brands as either their founder or co-founder. These brands have an international reputation and a couple of examples are C. Wonder and Tory Burch. He’s also invested in some other retail names successfully and is now using his business experience to strike out in a new direction.
The hospitality industry is his current endeavor and his entrepreneurial skills are helping make this a success also. He has partnered with hotelier James McBride and together they developed a five-star resort on an Indonesian island called Sumba.
The location was formerly a hostel and they committed $30 million to bring forth world-class luxury accommodations for those seeking island getaways. The resort is called Nihiwatu and it opened in 2015 and was voted as the best hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure in 2016. Check businessinsider.com.
Burch was inspired by the next generation and hopes to leave something amazingly beautiful to his children and he also hopes to help the local community with a greater financial opportunity. The island has extraordinary colors in water, sky, and vegetation which lend a spectacular air to the surroundings.
The resort contains some unique places such as a spa underneath a waterfall and despite the island’s remoteness, it offers employment opportunities for the island’s residents. Nihiwatu has become the island’s largest employer and it also infuses cash into the Sumba Foundation. The foundation helps fund projects that improve life on the island amongst those in the local community. A portion of the resort’s profits helps with these noble ambitions that make life better.
The resort contains 27 private villas and they each have their own plunge pool. There is a large indoor-outdoor entertaining area as well as two tree houses at the resort which are pretty incredible in their own right. The novelty of sleeping in a luxurious tree house is something quite rare indeed. The furnishings include traditional Sumbanese antiques with a distinctive island flair which makes the local culture that much more interesting. Related article on wingsjournal.com.
The wellness center is where yoga practitioners can go for daily sessions and private classes are offered as well. Every level of experience can be accommodated by talented instructors.
The beach is where surfers rule and it is considered a paradise with large waves to entice them to shoot the curl. A trip to nearby waterfalls can provide spectacular photo opportunities and a trip to a nearby lagoon is also available. The tropical island resort of Nihiwatu is truly high luxury with a gorgeous slice of nature surrounding it. Click on this for an additional article.
Chris Burch is a talented serial entrepreneur who’s been involved in fashion, technology, and real estate among other niches. Hop over to crunchbase.com for an overview of his divere investments. His first endeavor in starting a business was Eagles Eye Apparel which was accomplished with his brother and was successful until they sold it for a substantial profit.
Burch Creative Capital is his organization and they are all about putting money to work in creative ways. Some of their notable successes include ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Cocoon9, Nihiwatu, and Poppin. More to read on bjtonline.com.
A news-worthy interview of Burch here on http://interview.net/chris-burch-of-burch-creative-capital/