Nestled in the beautiful island of Sumba lies a resort that is only seen in the movies. The 5-star resort is called Nihiwatu and it is nothing short of gorgeous. Owners of the resort, Chris Burch and James McBride, started the renovation process in 2012. After the resort reopened, it quickly became the best hotel in the world voted by readers of Travel + Leisure. Together, Burch and McBride spent $30 million to upgrade the hotel into one of the best resorts in the world. Check businessinsider.com.
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Burch has spent many years working as an entrepreneur and financial investor. In the past few years he has ventured into the hospitality department and focused his efforts on reconstructing the resort. He decided to take the plunge and purchase the resort for his children who he hopes to continue to keep the nature of the hotel in a positive upgrade to the community. To read more about him and his insights on things, click on entrepreneur.com.
Throughout his career, Burch has had his hand in many successful companies. He is currently the CEO of Burch Creative Capital, which is a collection of high end brands that are in collaboration within the same company. Some of their brand names involve Jawbone, Voss Water and Poppin. With over forty years in the industry, he has had the pleasure of contributing to the rise of many more brands. For update on his latest cool offering to the market, hit on inc.com.
According to bjtonline.com, Burch’s entrepreneurial success started in 1976 while he was in college. He was attending Ithaca College when he decided to start his own business with his brother, Bob. They invested $2000 initially to start up their business and called it Eagle’s Eye apparel. After several years of hard work and dedication, they sold the company to Swire Group after it grew to a revenue of $165 million. Eagle’s Eye apparel was just the start to many different companies that Mr. Burch has been involved in. After the sale of his very first company, he started Internet Capital Group. Internet Capital Group was a very promising and well-known company in the world of internet. Burch quickly realized his ability to recognize companies with potential and quick success. Aside from all of his business ventures, Mr. Burch has taken part as a board member of the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation and acted as the president of The Pierre Hotel Co-op Board. He has also been involved in many philanthropic foundations and organizations such as The Sumba Foundation, The China Association of Social Work and many others.
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