Chris Burch Ventures into the Hospitality Industry by Creating an Unparalleled Luxury Resort

For the second time consecutively, Travel Leisure voted Nihiwatu (currently known as Nihi Sumba Island) as the best hotel in the globe. In fact, the luxury island resort surpassed Brando, which hosted Obama in his recent vacation. Chris Burch, the man behind globally renowned retail brands like Tory Burch and C. Wonder, is the brains behind the creation of Nihi.

Both James Mc Bride, a hotelier, and Chris Burch acquired a beach hostel on Sumba island in 2012. As a result, they ended up spending about $30 million on the renovation of the hostel before reopening it in 2015 as a five-star resort. According to Burch’s interview with Business Jet Traveler, he cited that he bought the beach hostel for his kids as well as a portion of something he hopes to not only preserve but also give back to the community.  Click on for related article.

Nihi boasts of 27 private villas. Raja Mendaka is one of the villas, which serves as Chris Burch’s private home. The section of the resort boasts of a main house coupled with four extra villas, each of them with its private plunge pool. Raja Mandeka’s plunge pool overlooks both Nihi Beach and the Indian Ocean. Additionally, the villa has a massive indoor-outdoor entertainment section. Hop over to for more reading.

Burch’s Nihi resort also hosts two tree houses. The two villas are connected using a bamboo bridge and include a balcony, bathroom and bedroom. Furthermore, the main treehouse has a private infinity pool and a living area. Be mesmerize by the beauty of Nihi, hit on this link from

Chris Burch in Brief

Christopher Burch prides himself on being the chief executive officer and founder of Burch Creative Capital. The company’s investment philosophy reflects his entrepreneurial vision and values for applying imagination, new market opportunities, incubation, creativity, scale and support. These attributes have allowed Chris Burch to come up with both disruptive enterprises and brands, which have a long lasting positive impact on clients’ lives. Over four decades of his career as both a shrewd entrepreneur and investor, he has been significantly involved in the growth of an excess of 50 companies.

Through his Burch Creative Capital, Chris Burch has created a remarkable brand portfolio that consists of recent additions like Cocoon9, Ed by Ellen DeGeneres, TRADEMARK, Nihiwatu and Poppin. This list joins other already established brands like Voss Water, Jawbone, and the Faena Hotel + Universe. Currently, Burch Creative is involved in facilitating the development of several consumer and lifestyle brands, which range from technology, apparel, retail, organic foods to furnishings industries. They include Chubbies, Soludos, BaubleBar, Little Duck Organics, Blink Health and Brad’s Raw Foods. Check this on

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