Chris Burch Builds One of the Best Five-Star Resorts on a Remote Indonesian Island

Chris Burch is a renowned business mogul who has founded and co-founded several international retail brands such as C. Wonder and Tory Burch. Currently, Chris Burch has ventured into the hospitality business, one of the most lucrative industries. In 2012, he partnered with hotelier James McBride to acquire a beach hostel that is located on the Indonesian island of Sumba. The two businessmen had to part with almost $30 million to renovate the place. In 2015, they re-launched the place as a five-star resort and rebranded it as Nihiwatu.

Due to the exemplary services offered, Nihiwatu was honored as the best resort in the globe by Travel + Leisure in 2016. During an interview in 2015, Chris claims that he bought the hostel for his children and he hopes that his company has something that can be preserved and given back to the community. He adds that when you in a hotel with a beautiful palette, you get the opportunity to do the things you can’t do in other places.   For more of his views on business related matters, hit on

Wall Street Journal reports that Burch has been splitting his time between Miami, the Hamptons and his resort based in Indonesia. Nihiwatu is one of the biggest resorts with 27 private villas comprising the Chris’ private room called Raja Mendaka. That particular section comes with the main house and four other villas, each having a private plunge pool.   Related article on

About Christopher Burch

Christopher Burch is the owner and president of Burch Creative Capital. The company uses an investment philosophy that represents Burch’s entrepreneurial principles and the vision he has for new market opportunities, imagination application, incubation, creativity, and positive impact on the lives of consumers. Christopher has been an investor and an entrepreneur for almost four decades. Chris has taken part in the growth of over 50 companies. He has managed to craft a good track record of connecting innovation that impacts many lives. That is through the combination of an intuitive understanding of how the consumer behaves with international and direct sourcing experience.  For an overview of the diversity of his investment, hop over to

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The brand portfolio of Burch Creative Capital’s comprises the latest launching of ED by Ellen DeGeneres, TRADEMARK, Nihiwatu, Poppin and Cocoon9. He has also established a list of reputable brands such as Faena Hotel + Universe, Voss Water, and Jawbone. Currently, the company strives to support the development numerous lifestyle and consumer products that range from hospitality, organic foods, and retail, apparel and home furnishings. Chris has also ventured into the technology industries such as BaubleBar, Soludos, Blink Health, Chubbies, Little Duck Organics, Brad’s Raw Foods and BaubleBar.  Keep up-to-date with his new and follow on investment visit

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