The 2016 World’s Best Awards Survey of Travel and Leisure Magazine, a brand of Time Inc., declared the Nihiwatu “the best hotel the world over.” The five star Sumba Island beachfront resort is the unique creation of serial entrepreneur Christopher Burch and hotelier James McBride. The Nihiwatu resort encompasses just over 1400 acres (567 hectares) of land on the west coast of Sumba. It is an environment steeply rich in the authentic culture of the indigenous population, with a wide expanse of untouched eco-environments. Guests of Nihiwatu enjoy a 250-acre private beach (Nihi Oka), a variety of private luxurious terrace villas, waterfalls, trails and water and land-based activities of all kinds. Travelers describe the Nihiwatu as a perfect blend of the natural beauty of the island with the comforts of high-end amenities. Check this bjtonline.com
The Nihiwatu as the largest employer on the island has a unique humanitarian aspect through its Sumba Foundation. More of this on businessinsider.com. According to Sumba’s website, the foundation supports projects that improve the lives of the indigenous people of Sumba such as providing clean water, much needed medical care, and fully equipped educational facilities. Its projects are funded and/or supported by a variety of means in addition to a portion of the profits generated by Nihiwatu. Medical facilities staffed by the foundation receive supplemental support via in-kind donations of doctors and specialists who visit the resort. Additional article to read here.
Billionaire entrepreneur and investor Christopher Burch is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital. Burch Capital operates in a variety of modes of investment for start-ups and established businesses that have a “direct, positive, and enduring impact” on the lives of consumers and entrepreneurs alike. For more of this, visit burchcreativecapital.com. For over forty years He has used his expertise and knowledge to develop and brand a variety of companies across a diverse array of market industries. He has authored several articles discussing a wide range of topics disseminating wisdom gained as an entrepreneur and investor to guide and encourage those following in his footsteps.
Christopher Burch developed a wanderlust for entrepreneurial ventures as an undergrad at Ithaca College. He and his brother turned a $2,000 initial investment to launch Eagle Eye Apparel into a business worth $165 million before it was sold. That first achievement was a catalyst to the honing of his innate business talents leading to the multiple of successes attributed to such today.
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