Indonesia has a diverse population and landscape throughout its many islands, and the beauty of Sumba Island is what drove business startup investor and New York native Chris Burch to have a vacation resort built there. Chris Burch has had a fascination with the hospitality industry for a while, and he wanted to have a hotel built somewhere where he could put his creative spirit to work by designing buildings that intertwined with nature and provided a breathtaking scene that’s rarely found in the US. So Chris Burch and his friend James McBride poured $30 million into Nihiwatu Resort to make it the “World’s Best Hotel.”
At this resort, there’s no shortage of white sandy beaches and even clear ocean water you can look out into. A really great view of the sea can be found at Chris Burch’s home that he had built there with a swimming pool that almost appears to blend in with the ocean when you look at it from certain angles. There’s also masseuses at the resort’s spas, some of which are located right by waterfalls and lagoons, and they are always making sure the resort’s clients are comfortable. This resort came about after 40 years of hard work that Burch has put into business building and investing. To read more about the resort, check businessinsider.com.
Chris Burch attended Ithaca College where he majored in business but did not wait until graduating before he started running a business. He started a small sweater sales business as a hobby to make a little extra money, but he was soon making so many sales that he decided to go into it full-time. He had a large sweater manufacturing company built known as Eagle Eye Apparel that he ran for nearly 20 years until he completely sold it in 1998. But he also made investments in small venture capital firms and other fashion lines including the Tory Burch brand. Refer to bjtonline.com to read related article.
Around the mid-2000s, Chris Burch began going into real estate renovation and resale. One of his first homes that was flipped was a $14 million property in Southampton that was sold after renovation at $21 million. He bought several other homes in the New York and New England area that he also flipped, and his first big hotel investment was the Faena Hotel+ Universe in Argentina. More to read on architecturaldigest.com. His main focus right now is Burch Creative Capital, a company that looks for brand new ideas and turns them into unique business brands. Read more about his diversified business portfolio, head over to burchcreativecapital.com.
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