The Top Business Man in Hospitality Industry-Chris Burch

Chris Burch is a successful businessman who purchased the Nihiwatu resort in 2012. The Nihiwatu is a luxurious hotel which is also referred to as the “Edge of Wilderness” as it is located on a secluded Indonesian island. Chris Burch is also a founder and co-founder of several well-known international brands including Tory Burch and C. Wonder. His venture into the hospitality sector all began when Burch together with his friend who is also a business partner known as James McBride decided to buy a beach hostel located at the Indonesian Island in Sumba/

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Further, Chris Burch and his friend used $30 million to refurbish the beach hostel and moved it to the level of a five-star hotel where they rebranded it as Nihiwatu. What’s more, the hotel which was opened in 2015 was ranked by the Travel + Leisure as the best hotel in the whole world in 2016 and 2017 respectively. The features of Nihiwatu hotel are unique and only found in the hotel where one of its exclusive trademarks is the spa built under a waterfall. Nihiwatu was designed to incorporate private villas combined with plunge pools that are 27 in total, and it also contains Chris Burch’s private home that is known as Raja Mendaka that has four additional villas.

About Chris Burch

Chris Burch is a business-oriented individual and has been involved in many companies where his latest venture was when he joined the hospitality industry. He started showing interest in entrepreneurship when he was still studying for his bachelor’s degree at the Ithaca College. He further began his first business together with his brother with $2000, and since then he has made incredible progress in the sector. Besides, Chris Burch has been in business for over 40 years and served as the CEO and founder of the Burch Creative Capital.

About the Nihi Sumba Island and the Nihiwatu Hotel

The Nihi Sumba Island was first occupied by the Marapu people who are the Sumba ancestors many centuries before. The beach was then discovered as a potential adventurous island by a couple who were known as the Graves in 1988. The couple was looking for a perfect wave when they landed on the magnificent island with the spectacular beaches which made them establish a resort. The couple named the resort as the Nihiwatu as it was an ideal name given by the earlier settlers of the islands. Nevertheless, the resort was later sold in 2012 when Chris Burch and his partner bought the premises before giving it an overhaul that made it a five-star hotel (


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