Travel + Leisure Magazine named Nihiwatu the number one resort in the world for the second year in a row. After investing over $30 million dollars in enhancing the resort to an immaculate state of being. With 32 villas all different from each other, some call it paradise. It was initially made as a surfers paradise and still is. They are not only focused on profits though, they also want to help out the local community. They employ local residents and give back, a way to honor the land and native Sumbanese people. Check entrepreneur.com to read more about his views on business related matters.
It all came to be when avid surfers Petra and Claude Graves came to the island in the 80’s. They were blown away by the beauty and culture, so they decided to build a resort that catered to surfers especially. They had a tough road ahead of them, but they stuck with it. They lacked necessary resources including electricity and water. They also both got malaria over three dozen times each to boot from the local workers their hired. In 2012 Chris Burch and South African hotelier James McBride purchased the resort and gave it a massive facelift. The island itself has over 750,000 resident who are spiritual rooted in their beliefs including the sign of sea worms to signal a prosperous harvest that year. Read this note-worthy article on architecturaldigest.com.
Chris Burch has always had an eye for entrepreneurship. In college he started a business with his brother on a shoestring budget that had a Cinderella story ending. They grew their business called Eagle’s Eye apparel from $2,000 to $165 million dollar business in which they sold to Swire Group later on. He was also an early investor in IPO and Capital Group. Refer to bjtonline.com for a related article.
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At this point Chris has had over 40 years experience as an entrepreneur and investor. Mr. Burch’s current position is of founder and Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital and owner of the beautiful and remote Nihiwatu resort in Bali. At Burch Creative Capital he has worked with big brands including Ellen DeGeneres’s clothing and housewares line called ED. Mr. Burch lives in New York City, New York.
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