American billionaire and fashion industry investor, Christopher J. Burch, has ventured in the hospitality industry and found another niche after opening a gorgeous five-star resort located near Bali, Indonesia. Chris Burch purchased the uninhabited island of Sumba back in 2012 and with the help of his dearest friend, Mr. James McBride, a famous South African hotelier with over 25 years of professional experience, they were able to expand and rehabilitate the island resort into the five-star resort we see today. The redesigned Nihi Sumba Island resort has over 30 luxury accommodations and offers exclusive excursions that are exciting and unforgettable (nihi.com). Guests can dine at the resort’s restaurant that features delicious Balinese cuisine that enhances the traditional island experience.
Chris Burch was born on March 28, 1953 and has well over 38 years as an investor, businessman and entrepreneur. He is the chief executive officer and founder of Burch Creative Capital, a New York City-based firm that specializes in brand development and venture investments. By 2012, he became a self-made billionaire and was featured in Forbes’ annual The World’s Billionaires magazine spread, click bjtonline.com. His new island resort is well-known for its ginormous 20-foot waves and was a surfer’s paradise. His three sons are all surfers and occasionally vacation at his exclusive resort villa home to catch some waves. The Nihi Sumba Island resort paradise has been named as one of the fifty greatest hotels in the world in 2016, it has also been honored as the winner of Condé Nast’s World Savers Award.
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