The hotel on Nihi Sumba Island (formerly known as Nihiwatu) is beyond breathtaking. Nihi was a vision in the mind of Chris Burch who has found great success in the retail world with C. Wonder and Tory Burch. He is also an investor in other retail endeavors. The resort at Nihi must be one of his greatest satisfactions, however. It was voted the best hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine for the second consecutive year. Check businessinsider.com.
The five-star resort on Sumba island was a joint effort with hotelier James McBride who partnered with Chris Burch. The duo completely renovated a simple hostel on the beach to the tune of $30 million. It was then reopened as a luxury resort unlike any in the world. The grand opening was in 2015 and the accolades have poured in ever since.
Burch related that he hoped to preserve something beautiful in this stunning tropical location. He also had his kids in mind with the project and also hopes it to be a great attribute for the local community. A way to give back so to speak. Check this insight from Burch on ceocfointerviews.com. He commented that the incredible natural beauty of the island lent itself well to creative ideas for the hotel. One great example is building a spa under a waterfall.
The pictures of the resort are absolutely stunning in their appearance. Vivid ocean colors compete with gorgeous sunsets and the lush, natural vegetation. Nihi is home to 27 private villas; Raja Mendaka is the private residence of Burch and can even be rented out. $14,000 per night will get you an extraordinary luxury experience. The villas feature their own private plunge pools with breathtaking views.
The Nihi resort has become a blessing to local residents. They are the largest employer on the island and they also contribute some of the earnings to the Sumba Foundation. This organization helps fund projects that advance the local community. The economic development that hotel Nihi has stirred up bodes well for the remote island.
The resort also features a large indoor-outdoor entertainment center. It’s an attractive wood building set among a brilliant, blue sky and palm trees. Interestingly, there are two luxury tree houses on the resort. The resort is decorated with traditional local artwork pieces and the island is a surfer’s haven as well.
Burch Creative Capital is how Chris Burch spends his working time now. He’s their founder and CEO and it is a reflection of his entrepreneurial vision. Using creativity and imagination they strive to develop business disruptors. Visit the company’s website, click burchcreativecapital.com.
Burch taps into his storied career and wealth of experience. With a virtually complete understanding of consumer behavior, he is able to help companies innovate for success. For update on Burch’s recent timeline activities, hit crunchbase.com.
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