Christopher Burch is a creative entrepreneur who incorporates uniqueness and intelligence in all his endeavors. He began his journey in 1976 while studying at Ithaca College with his brother Bob. His first investment required a capitalization fee of $2000. The two brothers grew the business to have a net value of $165 million before selling it to the Swire Group. Burch then invested in the IPO Internet Capital Group and was one of the initiating members of the business. Click for additional reading.

Chris Burch has a diverse interest in investment covering industries such as hospitality, technology, and beauty. He has multiple properties without and within America, in places such as New York, Palm Beach, and Southampton. His first apparel enterprise was C. Wonder, which produced accessories for women and home décor. Currently, Burch is backing up a number of start-up and existing firms, such as Chubbies, Little Duck Organics, Soludos and Brad’s Raw Foods. He has managed to build an empire with his intuitive skill of studying consumer trends and intellectual creativity that allows him to put out disruptive brands. Check this on

In 2015,Chris Burch opened a new enterprise, Nihiwatu. Nihiwatu is a luxurious hotel located on the exotic Sumba Island in Indonesia. The business is a reflection of Burch’s values of creativity and disruptiveness in business. Nihiwatu has 27 villas including Burch’s home, Raja Mendeka. The villas have plunge pools that overlook the Indian Ocean and world-class interiors that exude an island spirit. The wooden structures have bamboo roofing, wooden ceilings, and Indonesian decorative.

The outdoor spa facilities are near the waterfront and have an architectural structure similar to that of the villas. The expert masseuses provide group treatments on a daily basis and also cater to individual needs of clients. There are a couple of relaxation spots in Nihiwatu’s compound such as a well-roofed structure with seats and a table in a pool overlooking the ocean.

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Nihiwatu has several outdoor activities for its visitors, such as horse riding, surfing, excursions to waterfalls and jeep rides around the island. The surf instructors allow only ten people to be in the water simultaneously and provide training to newbies in the nearby Coconut Grove, which provides a calmer environment. Guests who wish to ride horses along the beach have the services of the nearby horse whisperer who trains them how to connect with the horse. Burch and Nihiwatu’s co-owner, James McBride, revealed that they have plans to open similar hotels in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

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