For the second year in a row, the luxury island resort known as Nihi Sumba Island has been voted as the best hotel in the world by Travel+Leisure, a famous travel magazine. This 5-star hotel, located on the west coast of Sumba, an Indonesian island, has beaten even the Brando, the vacation spot of the former US President, Barack Obama. The resort was bought in 2012 by Christopher Burch, the CEO of Burch Creative Capital, and James McBride, a famous American bestselling author and musician. They then renovated the land and opened it as Nihiwatu in 2015, although they have since shortened the name to Nihi. The resort features 27 private villas, each with a plunge pool. There are also two, two-story houses located on the resort that are connected via a bamboo bridge. Both houses have a bedroom, bathroom, and a balcony. All one-bedroom villas start at $750 a night, but Burch’s private estate costs around $14,000 a night. More to read on wingsjournal.com.
About Christopher Burch
Christopher Burch is the founder and head of Burch Creative Capital. He is an entrepreneur, and has been an active investor of many businesses for almost forty years. His success streak first started in 1976, when he invested $2,000 into starting Eagle’s Eye apparel with his brother, Bob. He went on to invest in several domestic and international real estate properties, and partnered with architect Phillippe Stark and hotelier Alan Faena to revitalize an underused area of land in Argentina, developing it into the Faena Hotel + Universe. Check forbes.com.
Burch also founded C. Wonder in 2011, an accessories, home décor, and apparel retailer, and sold it to Xcel Brands. In 2014, he partnered with Ellen DeGeneres, and launched ED by Ellen DeGeneres, an online clothing store that sells apparel designed by the popular entertainer. In the same year, he also started Cocoon9, a company that sells compact, energy efficient, and quality constructed homes. These homes feature modern designs and smart technology, and can be transported and assembled anywhere in the world. He also funds the development of many lifestyle and consumer product brands, ranging from apparel to organic food industries, such as Brad’s Raw Foods, Little Duck Organics, and Soludos. More detailed info on crunchbase.com
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