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Nihi Sumba: Chris Burch’s Indonesian Dream

On the west coast of Sumba, in eastern Indonesia, Chris Burch’s Nihi Sumba Resort, known as Nihiwatu, visitors can find what Travel + Leisure honored as the best hotel in the world in 2016 and 2017. Chris Burch’s investment in the property blends his dedication to his family and to entrepreneurship; he made the initial trip to the hostel with his three sons in 2012 and later that year Burch, with hotelier James McBride, invested $30 million dollars in what was then a mere beach hostel and transformed it into an idyllic island getaway that is in tune with the deep history of the island and the power of the Marapu people who first landed on the island centuries ago.

Nihiwatu reflects a history of effective partnership and ambition vision. The resort has grown to 567 acres with 32 villas that take advantage of the natural beauty of the island by using natural materials to give visitors a sense of being lost on “the edge of wildness”, get additional information on

Nihiwatu is yet another success in Chris Burch’s storied entrepreneurial career; he made his first investment while still an undergrad at Ithaca College when he and his brother invested $2,000 in Eagle’s Eye Apparel and grew it to a multimillion dollar company which they sold to Wire Group in 1998 for $60 million. Recently, in 2014, Chris Burch, as CEO of Burch Creative Capital, partnered with Ellen Degeneres to launch her lifestyle brand, ED by Ellen Degeneres.

Burch Creative Capital prides itself in driving success through strong investments, and Nihiwatu has proven to be just that, while reflecting the company’s current ambitions of making a larger name for itself in lifestyle and consumer products brands, learn more (

Nihiwatu is a culmination of Burch Creative Capital’s bold investment strategies and nearly 40 years of Burch’s personal entrepreneurial experience, as well as Burch’s ability to work together with the brightest minds to bring customers word class products and experiences, visit