Chris Burch is an entrepreneur, businessman, and investor who has founded or been a part of the founding of a spread of globally recognized retail brands. He also chooses to invest in different ventures, and one of his latest investments is in the hospitality industry. Back in 2012, he partnered up with James McBride, a hotelier, and purchased a hostel on the beaches of the island of Sumba. Over the next few years, the pair invested $30 million to transform the hostel into a classy, five-star resort that opened up in 2015 under the name Nihiwatu. Since the resort opened, it has become the island’s largest source of employment for locals, and part of the proceeds from the hotel go to the Sumba Foundation, which works to help the local community on the island.
Chris Burch expressed in a 2015 interview that he originally bought the beach resort for his children and to give something back to the people of Sumba. For the interview, check bjtonline.com. He also spoke about some of the highlights of what can be done in a place like Sumba that can’t be done elsewhere including seeing locations that no one else ever has. The resort includes 27 private villas as well as Chris Burch’s own private home, which he makes available for guests on occasion. The resort also features a pair of two-story tree houses that are bridged by bamboo. Traditional Sumbanese art is featured all over the tree houses, and guests can enjoy a day at a beach spa or a wellness center that includes yoga sessions on a daily basis. In 2016, Travel + Leisure picked the island resort of Nihiwatu to be its Best Hotel In The World.
Chris Burch is the CEO and founder of Burch Creative Capital, and he has been investing in a spread of different businesses for over four decades. His contributions have led to the success of brands like Faena Hotel + Universe, Poppin, Voss Water, and Jawbone (entrepreneur.com). His initial success began when he was studying at Ithaca College, and he decided to invest $2,000 into the starting up of Eagle Eye apparel. This company sprouted up to become a multi-million dollar business that was eventually sold to Swire Group. After this, Chris Burch invested some of his money into Internet Capital, which was a success. Over the years Burch has tasted the fruits from his own hard work, and he continues to create success for himself in whatever venture he chooses to take part in.
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