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Chris Burch And His Award Winning Resort Nihi Sumba Island

Chris Burch has achieved so much in his life when it comes to business. From the start he had an entrepreneurial spirit that could not be quenched. During his time studying business at Ithaca College in New York Chris decided to start a clothing line called Eagle’s Eye Apparel with his brother Bob. They took an initial $2,000 investment and they struck gold. It was estimated to be worth $140 million dollars before they sold it. It has been all up for Chris Burch since then helping big brands grow such as Tory Burch, C. Wonder, and so many more. Just recently the successful entrepreneur has moved into another sector, which would be the world of hospitality, check (

Nihi Sumba Island is a five-star resort set on the ever charming Indonesian Island of Sumba where the culture is rich, people are friendly, and the nature is completely breath-taking. Chris Burch first found the once surfer’s hostel and fell in love with it. Surfers would travel all over the world to experience the amazing waves that would encompass the island. Mr Chris Burch convinced his hotelier friend James McBride to partner up with him to buy the hostel and turn it into something truly magical. With time and a renovation budget of $30 the two friends outdid themselves and created a luxury resort that Barack Obama and Marlon Brando vacation at.

The five-star resort has received a lot of praise including recognition from Travel + Leisure Magazine, a well-known and long running publication. They named Nihi Sumba Island the best hotel in the world. You simply cannot get any better than that. What makes this resort so unique and special? First off, it incorporates elements and art from the local Sumbanese culture. Displayed around each villa are local wood, Sumbanese antiques, and Ikat prints bringing a sense of earthiness and culture to the place? They donate a portion of their profits to the local Sumba Foundation to help fund local projects around the island. There are plenty of activities to partake in like horseback riding, go to a beautiful lagoon for a swimming excursion, take a boat or Safari jeep to find exclusive surfing spots, or have a spa experience in your own villa. They even provide daily yoga sessions for guests. There are 27 private villas in total. Chris Burch has his private residence on the resort called Raja Mendaka. It has four additional villas and can be rented out too, stated on