Chris Burch’s Resort Wins Awards As Best Hotel In The World

Billionaire Chris Burch is the owner of the Nihiwatu Resort, located on the island of Sumba, Indonesia. For two years in a row, 2016 and 2017, it was named as the number one hotel in the world by Travel and Leisure Magazine readers ( It’s a luxury resort that he redeveloped by spending $35 million on it. It is located on a beach which has been described as a surfer’s paradise with perfect waves on a regular basis.

The island that the Nihiwatu Resort is on is populated by about 650,000 people. Sumba is off the grid and the people that live on this island live a traditional life which includes various rituals. Chris Burch supports The Sumba Foundation which helps the villagers on this island in a number of ways. They operate four health clinics and 16 primary schools, for example. The focus is on water, education, health, and economics on the island. Additionally, the Nihiwatu Resort is a big employer of villagers.

When describing what it is like to stay at the Nihiwatu Resort, Chris Burch says that it provides a customized itinerary for each guest. He says they go on a personal journey that often comes across unexpected experiences on Sumba. He maintains a personal estate at this resort as well which is called Raja Mendaka. This villa features traditional Sumbanese features along with authentic artifacts throughout it. There are many amenities such as private infinity pools and brass outdoor bathtubs. Each person that is staying at the Raja Mendaka has their own personal butler as well throughout their visit.

Chris Burch is the founder and chief executive officer of Burch Creative Capital. His company is based in New York, New York and he invests in new ventures and develops his own brands. See for his new and up-coming investments. He first made his mark in the fashion industry in 1976 when he co-founded a company called Eagle’s Eye Apparel. This company started out with $2000 dollar that went towards buying sweaters in bulk for $10 each and then selling them on the Ithaca College campus for $15 each.

It was in 2004 that he started investing in real estate. He teamed up with Alan Faena, a hotelier, and architect Phillipe Stark on a project in Buenos Aires. The result was the Faena-Hotel+Universe which is the most popular luxury hotel in this city. He also invested money in Faena House which is located in the South Beach area of Miami.

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