Talking about what Nihiwatu Resort looks like really doesn’t do it justice; you really have to see it in order to believe it. This resort recently hit number one in Travel & Leisure Magazine for the best vacation destination. Check businessinsider.com. Its appeal is to the romantic getaway crowd due to the beach vacation homes it has and the surrounding scenery of lush plants, usually clear blue water, nature spots and places both outdoor and indoor where you can relax and be attended to. But this remote Indonesia island also is where you’ll find entrepreneur Chris Burch’s house, the man who holds most of the controlling shares of this resort, and this home is nothing short of spectacular especially with its outdoor pool that has an overlook and almost gives you the feeling that you’re both swimming and flying. Burch poured $30 million into this island when undertaking its current development.
Burch is both an entrepreneur and a mentor whose investment holdings company, Burch Creative Capital has a philosophy of combining creativity and productivity. It’s been said before that these two ideas can be at odds with each other, but Burch mentions that you can spend time brainstorming certain ideas while also dividing them up into time that you put them into action. He believes having an atmosphere conducive to creativity is important so that you’re not simply being drawn into the mundane repetitive tasks that may limit your company’s production capabilities.
Burch is a model of creativity and productivity in his own right because he started out with a part-time sweater sales gig that turned into a million-dollar sales company branched out across the nation. That company was Eagle Eye Apparel which he and his brother were partner owners of for many years and then sold off in 1998 (bjtonline.com). Burch used profits from business sales to undertake other ventures such as investing into young internet-based companies, becoming a partner in the Guggenheim Partners private equity firm and also helping his then wife Tory Burch launch a big fashion brand and a similar brand launch for TV personality Ellen DeGeneres.
To read more of his creative vision and output, check burchcreativecapital.com.
Chris Burch started becoming serious about investing in hotels when he became part of the co-op board of the Pierre Hotel, and he also helped fund the development of the Faena Hotel + Universe in Argentina. Burch bought the Nihiwatu Resort property in 2013, and he’s also bought several magnificent homes in New York and Florida. Burch’s philanthropy has included supporting an orthopedic studies institute and a private elementary boarding school.
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