Chris Burch’s venture into Nihi Island

June 22nd, 2018 by admin

Christopher Burch or better known as Chris Burch is a veteran retailer, entrepreneur, Philanthropist and well-known hotelier. He has a career that spans for over four decades which began in the year 1976 as an undergraduate student at Ithaca College, see also  Together with his brother Bob, they founded Eagles Eye Apparel which grew to a multimillion dollar company worth 165 million dollars before they sold it. During his tenure, he ventured into fifty companies with success attributed to his one of a kind entrepreneurial skills. His ventures have seen him spearhead investments in big brands such as Voss Water, Faena Hotel just to mention but a few.

Among the many investments he has made over time, one of the biggest was Nihi Sumba Island resort. Since its inception in the year 2012, the resort has exponentially grown in an Indonesian Island called Sumba Island, step over to The resort initially was small hotel owned by Claude and Petra Graves as an accommodation for surfers. This was back in the year 1988. After years of struggles, the couple needed financial aid and that’s when Christopher Burch came to the rescue. He went on to purchase the then small hotel and invested a whopping 30 million dollars so as to revive the place, hop over to ( Together with his partner James McBride, they managed to renovate and reopen the resort in the year 2015.

The resort itself is located in a quiet and serene island with a cool private atmosphere. The natural essence of the island exhumes tranquility with breathtaking sceneries. Legend has it that the beach houses at Nihi were isolated when the first inhabitants discovered it ages ago. It is believed that the Marapu Spirit safeguarded the island and that its presence can still be felt through the vibrant ambiance and energy that is all around the island.


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