If you were to walk into any given room, let us say the office at your place of work, and ask, “Show of hands, how many people have heard of Sumba and Nihiwatu?” You will likely receive a gaggle of blank looking faces. If you are one of the individuals who wouldn’t have raised your hands (and let us be honest, you wouldn’t have) then you should start paying attention to Christopher Burch. Mr. Burch, for those who are unaware is a prolific businessman, fashion designer and the founder of Burch Creative Capital. Christopher Burch is known for a host of different business ventures but he has since begun funneling his billions into new territory – hospitality. But Burch knew that he could not just jump right into the hotel business with absolutely no prior experience so he enlisted the help of the prolific hotelier, James McBride and together the dynamic duo began work on the Indonesian island of Sumba.
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Over the course of three trying years, Mr. Burch and Mr. McBride worked hand in hand to build up a fabulous $ 30 million dollar resort called Nihiwatu which they officially opened in 2015. Only a year later the hotel and resort was voted the very best in the world by the organization, Travel + Leisure in their yearly list of The 100 Best Hotels in the World. More to read on bjtonline.com.
Many were struck by Burch’s ability to turn a remote island into arguably the world’s best hotel. In a recent interview with Mr. Burch he stated that it really was not all that difficult, specifically because of the natural palette and the interesting terrain. He speculated that the ability to sculpt spas under waterfalls and craft private villas staffed full of attendant butlers that overlooks a rocky, glistening grotto of cool turquoise water.
Mr. Burch also stated in the same interview that he was frankly surprised at the success of the venture, stating that, “Nihiwatu has turned into more than I expected, which is rare because most times things turn into less.” For a related article about the interview, head over to businessinsider.com
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