Christopher Burch is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. He is a successful entrepreneur. Chris invests widely across different industries and has been in the business for over four decades now. He is responsible for the rise of some technology and luxury brands. Those brands include Faena Hotel Universe, Voss Water, Jawbone, and Poppin. Previously, he was a board member at Guggenheim Capital and The Continuum Group.
The US-based billionaire, Chris Burch, grew an interest in Sumba, a remote Indonesian atoll. It is the native home of Christian-Animist tribes. That is a group of people characterized by their belief in animals’ and plants’ spirits. Sumba Island has a rich cultural heritage yet so poor financially. The Island stole Burch’s heart when he visited the place roughly two years ago.
The beautiful landscapes and the warm welcome he received blew his mind. This was not what he was expecting. He then decided to invest in Nihiwatu. It is a small beach resort established by Claude and Petra Graves in the 1980s. Before Burch put in his investment, it was just another simple beach resort. Also affiliated with a charitable foundation that helped the locals. It was for this reason that Chris Burch decided to invest in Nihiwatu and the foundation (businessinsider.com).
Two years into the investment, Burch has accomplished his mission of transforming the resort. He put in $30 million, and he has got value for his money. He has turned around Nihiwatu Beach Resort into an exclusively luxurious and sustainable resort. The area surrounding the resort is naturally beautiful. It is a lush jungle with sandy beaches and breath-taking waterfalls.
Burch plans to develop Nihiwatu into a world-class beach resort, see nihi.com. It will be renowned for its preservation and sustainability. This is an investment that goes beyond tourism. It seeks to help and support the community via a symbiotic relationship. It has brought a positive impact into the locals’ lives. It is also is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations for the elite.
Nihiwatu’s accommodation is top-notch and intelligently luxurious. The villas have thatched roofs, the bathroom floors are sandy, and the verandas are lined with blossoming bougainvillea. The resort incorporates Sumbanesse traditional styles elegantly. They use materials such as alang-alang and coconut palms. It is above the Indian Ocean thus spacious and private. Besides that, the foundation has given back to the society in so many ways. It has built schools, water wells, clinics and made clean water accessible to the community.
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