Chris Burch And Nihiwatu

Entrepreneur Chris Burch has international experience with founding and investing in several different businesses and brands. He is now poised to set off on his next venture which is the hospitality industry.

The founder and CEO of Burch Creative Captial, Christopher Burch is a proven leader with 40 years of experience in dealing with over 50 different companies. An active investor in a wide array of fields he is the co-founder of the successful luxury fashion brand known as Tory Burch. Burch divides his time between the Hamptons, Miami, and Nihiwatu in Indonesia.  Additional article to read on

After teaming up with James McBride the two purchased a hostel in 2012 on the beaches on the west coast of Sumba, a remote Indonesian island. They invested $30 million in upgrades. By 2015 it was a five-star resort entitled Nihiwatu (The Edge of Wilderness). World Travel + Leisure nominated and voted in Nihiwatu as the best hotel on earth in 2016.  Check

Nihiwatu offers 27 private villas that include Raja Mendaka.

The Local Benefits Of Nihiwatu

* Largest local employer of the island

* Partnership with Sumba Foundation for projects for locals

Nihiwatu offers both indoor and outdoor entertaining areas and a couple of tree houses that are connected by a bridge. Both of the tree houses have bedrooms and bathrooms. There are private balconies in the tree houses. The primary tree house has a living space and pool.

If you feel like you want a spa treatment but don’t want to go to the spa they can come to you. Their wellness center offers daily yoga group sessions. You can even get private classes that will be designed especially for you.

Consider a heaven to surfers, Nihiwatu gets visitors looking to surf from everywhere.

Surf Slot Cost

$125 A Person (High Season)

Surf Lessons

$250 A Person (Tailored Curriculum Based On Expierence)

Excursion To Nearby Points Of Interest

$175 A Person 90-Minute Adventure (rock jumping and swimming)

Fees For Lodging:

one-bedroom villa starts at $750 a night during the low season.

Burch’s five-bedroom private estate costs around $14,000 a night in the high season.

Burch and his partner James McBride are looking to grow with future resort destinations in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.  Additional info here.

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