After several years of investing in different famous brands like Tory Burch and C. Wonder, businessman Chris Burch has now decided to take his entrepreneurial skills to the hospitality industry. Mr. Burch and a seasoned hospitality guru, James McBridge, purchased a beach property on Indonesian Sumba Island in 2012. The two businessmen spent $30 million to redevelop the property, which was then reopened in 2015 as a five-star hotel known as Nihiwatu. One year after it was reopened, Nihiwatu was named as a top global hotel by Travel & Leisure.
The entrepreneur revealed that he bought the property for his kids and also as an investment which they can give back to the society in future. The place has amazing facilities that are not easy to find in other places. According to Burch, he did not expect Nihiwatu to be what it is today. He spends most of his time in Miami, the Hamptons and Nihiwatu resort. The resort has a private home; Raja Mendaka for Chris, and 26 other private villas. The resort has two treehouses linked by a bamboo bridge. The treehouses has balcony, bedroom and bathroom, while the main one has a living area. The two entrepreneurs are planning to expand their resort businesses in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
He is a prominent entrepreneur and founder of Burch Creative Capital. Have closer look at Burch Creative Capital, click burchcreativecapital.com. For close to four decades, he has actively invested in a broad range of industries with successful businesses. He began his entrepreneurial skills in 1976 while he was still pursuing his bachelor’s degree at Ithaca College. Burch and his brother Bob invested $2,000 to establish Eagle’s Eye apparel. The business expanded to $165 million and the brothers sold it to Swire Group. After his first venture, Chris Burch invested in Internet Capital Group. More updates on Burch on crunchbase.com
Mr. Burch entrepreneurial skills have enabled him to be innovative and at the same time finding creative ways to realize success in his ventures. He understands the behavior of consumers and it has led him to create superior infrastructures that have potential to improve consumer experience. Mr. Burch has invested heavily on real estate industry, both domestic and international markets. He has several luxury homes in Florida, NY, Southampton, Palm Beach and Nantucket. He created C. Wonder in 2011, a retail outlet specializing in home decor items. His other business ventures include Cocoon9 and ED by Ellen Degeneres. Related articles on forbes.com
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