Chris Burch is a serial entrepreneur who has made his name renowned across a myriad of sectors due to his creativity and vision which has been able to turn so many operations that he has been a part of into great successes. One of the latest measurements of this success has sprouted out of a business venture that he and hotelier James McBride worked together on. Their work transformed a beach hostel on a remote Indonesian island into a 5-star resort by the name of Nihiwatu, and the reviews reveal that it is nothing short of excellence. Check businessinsider.com for additional reading.
Leisure and Travel is one of the well-known publications which targets those who can afford to live in luxury and like to do it by travelling around the world. Each year they release a list of the top 100 hotels in the world, and the latest iteration of this poll has readers and editors weighing in to rank Nihiwatu as #1 even though it is its first time on the list. Rooms and facilities, location, service, food and drink, and overall value were all taken into consideration, and the results show that Chris Burch is no stranger to excellence as he and McBride seem to have spent their $30 million investment wisely. Check this interesting interview with Burch on mashable.com
Chris Burch is a visionary who says that he bought the island spot on Sumba for his children. Most of his visions are so lofty in their expectations that he is inevitably left wanting more due to being equipped with such high standards and instinct. However, even he says that the hotel Nihiwatu has turned into more than he imagined. He now spends part of his time at the Indonesian location when he is away from his work in Miami or the Hamptons. When there he stays at a private home which makes up just one of Nihiwatu’s 27 private villas which are additions that go a long way towards keeping everyone who visits in blissful detachment from the outside world.
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The magnificent spot has inevitably become the largest employer on the island so that many natives are able to support their families through their work at the hotel. Also, Chris Burch enjoys immensely giving back to those around him, and he does that through tiding a portion of the hotel Nihiwatu’s profits to the Sumba Foundation which funds various benevolent projects that visitors and tourists can be proud of as well. Related article on huffingtonpost.com
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