Chris Burch Nihiwatu owns a resort that is dazzled by beauty.The beach resort on the Sumba island in Indonesia is more than just brilliant. It’s a sheer piece of paradise. The beach resort which was opened in 2015 and by 2016 it had managed to be ranked by Travel+Leisure as the best in the world.
Nihiwatu five star beach resort has even surpassed Chris Burch’s dream. The entrepreneur bought the property with James McBride as a hostel on the beach in 2012 from a New Jersey couple. To turn it into an international resort, they had to invest $30 million.Chris Burch purchased Nihiwatu as a way of giving back to the community and as a part of his legacy to his children. These days he shuffles between Miami, the private side of the resort where he built a home and the Hamptons.
Nihiwatu loosely translates to mortar stone. The beach resort h has also been nicknamed as “The edge of wilderness” is the biggest source of employment in the Indonesian island. The billionaire also contributes to the development of the community through the Sumba Foundation which finances projects in the local community.
The beach resort’s interior décor comprises of traditional Sumba artifacts. It also has a wellness center which has group yoga sessions and a private beach spa. The beach is ideal for any passionate surfer and there are surfing lessons for the beginners at the Coconut Grove. While visiting Nihiwatu, you can go for excursions to the nearby waterfalls, go for horseback riding while connecting with the horses through a horse whisperer.
About Chris Burch
Chris Burch is an entrepreneur and capital investor with numerous investments in various industries which include Real Estate, hospitality, food industry, supplies, clothing, interior furnishings among others. Some of the companies he’s involved in include Jawbone, BubleBarGuggenheim Capital, Continuum Group, Voss Water among many others. Check forbes.com for additional reading.
In addition to this, he is the CEO/founder of Burch Creative Capital. Mr.Burch is a serial entrepreneur, who started doing business while he was still a student at Ithaca College.Initially he was on the board of Pierre Hotel. The businessman belonged to the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation board. Head over to burchcreativecapital.com for important article.
Chris Burch is also a philanthropist who contributes towards The China Association of Social Work, The Henry Street Settlement, the funding of research at New York’s Sinai Hospital, The Child Welfare League of China and The Sumba Foundation. Related article here.
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