The Nihi Sumba Resort located on the Sumba Island in Bali, Indonesia is ranked one of the best hotels in the world for the travelers.
Christopher Burch is the CEO of New York-based company Burch Creative Capital, who raised the resort in 2015 and many other companies including Jawbone, Voss water and Poppin.
History of Island
The land that accommodates over 600,000 people, Sumba Island is formerly known as Sandalwood is twice the size of Bali. The Island was first discovered in 1988 by Claude and Petra Graves. Learn more about Jeremiah Goldstein: http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/potmsearch/detail/submission/6423046
The Graves dreamed about the formation of the ‘Nihiwatu’ resort. When Chris Burch came to know about the Graves, he teamed up with James McBride, President of YTL Hotels for a trip to the remote island. Later, they decided to open a five-star resort to create a positive impact and to preserve the rich heritage of Sumbanese people.
The Island Life
Chris has made Sumba Resort the largest employer by employing 98% of its staff from nearby localities and eliminating poverty on the island.
Burch’s goal is to improve the lifestyle of families living thereby providing them clean water and safe environment as all the money is donated for the cause to create a better world. Read more: Jeremiah Goldstein Hosts Wine Dinner Supporting Fountain House and Exclusive NYC Wine Dinners Hosted by Attorney Jeremy Goldstein | PR Newswire
About Christopher Burch
Chris has nearly 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur, and he believes in creating better opportunities for the striving entrepreneurs by funding them with the resources and sharing the required knowledge.
The Private Investment Company, Burch Creative Capital, owned by Chris includes both domestic and international real estate investments. Burch has also collaborated with Ellen DeGeneres to launch the lifestyle brand ‘ED’ in 2014
Also, the Marapu Island or Nihi Sumba Island acquired by James and Burch has become a popular destination for tourism and has been voted as #1 Hotel in the world in 2016 and 2017 by the tourists.