Nihiwatu is as beautiful as it looks in pictures

In 2012 Chris Burch and his friend and hotelier James McBride bought a hostel from a New jersey couple on the Sumba. It is a remote Indonesian island that has one of the most beautiful backdrops right surrounded by clear blue ocean. The two friends invested about $30 million to renovated the hostel into a five-star resort that just screams luxury and relaxation. Travel + Leisure Magazine called Nihiwatu the best hotel in the world. Considering how many hotels are in the world, that’s pretty impressive. Burch has a private residence at the resort called Raja Mendaka. It can also be rented out when available. It also has four villas, all equipped with plunge pools. There is a total of 27 villas to rent, with breathtaking views of the beach and lush scenery. There are a number of services available to guests including a beach spa, which can also be provided in your room if requested. Each room goes for $750 a night and if you want to rent Raja Mendaka, Chris Burch’s estate it is $14,000 a night. These prices are during the busy season. The rooms include art and sculptures from the local Sumbanese people. Burch and McBride wanted to give back to the community making Nihiwatu the largest local employer on Sumba. On top of that, a portion Nihiwatu’s profits are given to the Sumba Foundation. More to read on

30 years in the business industry and Chris Burch has no intention of slowing down. In his more current business he founded Burch Creative Capital and works as CEO. He has invested in big fashion brands as Tory Burch, C. and Wonder. Mr. Burch has also contributed to other brands such as Voss Water, Jawbone, Poppin, and Faena Hotel + Universe.   Refer to for a related article.

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With nearly 40 years in the business under his belt Chris has helped over 50 companies reach success. He has even worked with fan favorite TV personality Ellen DeGeneres with her brand ED. At Burch Creative Capital they find creative solutions to help businesses grow. It was launched in 2007.  Additional article on

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