Chris Burch Radical Shift from Fashion Industry to Hospitality

Despite having a lucrative venture in the investment portfolio, Chris Burch contemplated on searching for greener pasture in other industries. He is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital, a financial advisory company. As an entrepreneur, he did not hold back nor fear to venture into the hospitality industry. The property is the present Nihiwatu Resort.

In 2012, Burch joined hands with James McBride in a business deal. The deal involved buying a beach property on the Island of Sumba in Indonesia. It was originally owned by a couple from New Jersey. An initial investment fund of 430 million was channeled into the project by the two. The money was used to refurbish and renovates the hostel. By the close of date 2015, the five-star resorts had been reopened.

As Chris Burch responded in an interview with the Business Jet Traveler, the purchase was for his children. In addition, through it, he would give back to the society and would help preserve the natural heritage. The Wall Street Journal records his sentiments that he had to priorities his schedule to create time for the Miami, Hamptons and the Indonesian Resort.

iahiwatu has beautiful scenery and natural heritage that attracts tourists. For instance, Chris Burch lives in Raja Mendaka, which is a spectacular site. The villa has a main house, four additional villas, and a private plunge pool and is available for guests too. It is one among the 27 private villas in Nihiwatu. The site on the horizon from the Nihi Beach and the Indian Ocean is a sight to behold. The two-storey tree houses allow for both indoor and outdoor entertainment.

The resort has recreational facilities such as yoga rooms, beach spa, surfing sessions in the Southern Ocean waters, excursions at the waterfalls and the coconut grove. Traditional Ikat prints, local wood, and the Sumbanese antiques have been preserved therein. Nihiwatu was ranked the best hotel globally for leisure and travel in 2016.  To read and see more images of Nihiwatu, click on forbes.com.

About Chris Burch

He is an accomplished business expert, steering flawlessly in the tides of investment management, fashion leadership to the hospitality industry. In his earlier days, he co-founded the Eagle’s Eye Apparel with Bob, his brother. Burch has also co-founded the C. Wonder and Torch Burch Fashion industry companies. He runs the Burch Creative Capital as the President.  Hit on bjtonline.com for related articles.

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Other than the Nahiwatu resort, Chris Burch has invested in luxury homes in New York, Florida, Palm Beach and Southampton. He has wholesomely supported the Sumba Foundation, China Welfare League, Henry Street Settlement and Mt. Sinai Hospital. Burch owns yet another company, Cocoon9, a real estate development company.  More stories to read on huffingonpost.com.

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Chris Burch Invests In The Hospitality Industry By Launching A Resort Known As Nihiwatu

Chris Burch is a successful serial entrepreneur, who has commanded authority in the finance and fashion industries. He is the man behind renowned international retail brands such as Tory Burch and C. Wonder. Chris’ entrepreneurial skills have enabled him to invest in multiple industries. Recently, his establishment was rated the best resort in the globe. Nihiwatu, Chris’ five-star resort, which is based on the Indonesian island of Sumba, was named the leading hotel by Travel + Leisure. Speaking to Business Jet Traveler, Chris Burch said Nihiwatu’s success was unexpected given that it had been in operation for only a year. Chris posited that he bought the facility as a treasure for his children and a way of giving back to the community.

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In 2012, he partnered with hotelier James McBride to buy a beach hostel on the Sumba island of Indonesia where they later used $30 million to rehabilitate it into a five-star hotel. Nihiwatu was launched in 2015. It has become the largest source of employment to the residents of the region. Chris gives a portion of the hotel’s profits to the Sumba Foundation, a group that supports different projects in the community. Check related article on forbes.com.The facility has 27 private villas with each having a plunge pool, including Burch’s private home that has four additional villas, which are available to the guests. Nihiwatu offers spa treatment, yoga sessions, surfing lessons, waterfall excursions and horseback-riding.

About Chris Burch

Chris Burch has invested in various industries, including fashion, real estate and technology. He is the founding CEO of Burch Creative Capital through which he has invested in different brands such as Voss Water, Faena Hotel + Universe, Jawbone and Poppin. He ventured into entrepreneurship as an undergraduate where he partnered with his brother to establish Eagle’s Eye apparel, which they successfully managed and sold to Swire Group. His next investment target was the Internet Capital Group, a popular IPO story online where he achieved remarkable success through superior sourcing abilities and consumer knowledge.   Head over to bjtonline.com for additional reading.

His investment portfolio includes luxury properties in Palm Beach, Nantucket, New York, Southampton and Florida. C. Wonder, Chris Burch’s apparel, accessories, and home décor retailer was founded in 2011. It was later sold to Xcel Brands. In 2014, Burch partnered with Ellen DeGeneres to create her lifestyle brand, ED. The other brands that Chris has helped to develop include Cocoon9, TRADEMARK, and Bur + Mah. His current projects include Blink Health, Soludos, Little Duck Organics, Brad’s Raw Foods and Chubbies. He has also supported different philanthropic initiatives, including Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, The China Association of Social Work, The Henry Street Settlement and the Child Welfare League of China. For more of his timeline activities, hit crunchbase.com.

For an in-depth look at Burch profile, visit his website at http://christopherburch.com/