Why Fashion Mogel Chris Burch Bought A Beach Hostel

Well known internationally for his fashion lines entrepreneur Chris Burch is also involved as an investor in organic food brands, tech brands, and hospitality. His latest resort is called Nihi Sumba. It is located on the island of Sumba which lies 400 km east of Bali, Indonesia. It is a remote island which features world-class surfing, Indonesia’s best fishing, stand-up paddling expeditions on the Wanukaka River, very old villages, and more. The resort itself has 27 private villas and lies on 567 hectares.

Along with his friend and hotelier James McBride, Chris Burch bought a beach hostel in 2012. After pouring $30 million into renovating and additions they reopened it as a five-star resort in 2015. In an interview that year Chris Burch said he had a few reasons for buying this property. The first was that his children really loved the island and so he wanted to do so for them. The second reason was that he wanted to preserve and protect it and give back to the local community. To do so he has become the biggest employer on the island also donates some of Nihi Sumba’s profits to the Sumba Foundation. This organization uses the money to develop local community projects.

Dining is included in the hotel fees. There are two restaurants to eat at when staying at Nihi Sumba. The first one is Ombak Restaurant. It is an open-air restaurant which serves both breakfast and dinner. Chris Burch can sometimes be found here when he is staying at his private estate which is part of this resort, reference (Entrepreneur.com). One of the most popular meals is on Thursday nights when they serve Indonesian BBQ. Lunches are served at Nio Beach which is also open air. At sunset the Boathouse opens which is a bar and offers spectacular views of the sunsets, seas, and beaches.

Chris Burch founded Burch Creative Capital which is based in New York, New York. He is the chief executive officer and manages its investments into brands around the world. He also engages in brand development and is considered an expert when it comes to global supply chains in the industries in which he operates. He was born in 1953, has six children, and is a graduate of Ithaca College, based on prnewswire.com.