Chris Burch Creates What Has Been Called The Best Hotel In The World

Chris Burch is a mogul who has been in the fashion industry for 40 years. In 2012 he entered the world of hospitality by buying a beach hostel along with long-time hotelier James McBride. The hostel, located on Sumba which is an Indonesian island, was completely transformed through a $30 million renovation project. The hew hotel is a five-star resort that is called Nihiwatu. In 2016, Travel + Leisure named it as the best hotel in the entire world.

When talking about Nihiwatu, Chris Burch said that he built it for three reasons, his kids, as a property worth preserving, and in order to give back to the community on Sumba. He has said that it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world and he, along with James McBride, created one of a kind details that no other location for a hotel could match. As examples, he said every room in the hotel has its own butler and said that they built an entire spa under a waterfall.

Once the renovation was completed, Nihiwatu has 27 private villas. One of the villas is called Raja Mendaka and it serves as one of Chris Burch’s private residences. He has two other homes as well, one in Miami and another in the Hamptons.  For an update of Burch recent timeline activities, click on

It was in 1976 that Chris Burch founded his first company, along with his brother Bob. The company, called Eagle’s Eye, started out selling clothing on college campuses. They eventually grew the company into one valued at $165 million when they sold it to Swire Group. In a very lucrative move, Chris Burch invested some of his share in Internet Capital Group which was a pioneer on the internet becoming as big as it has.  Related articles on

Over the years Chris Burch has created a number of popular clothing brands including C. Wonder and ED by Ellen Degeneres. He has also transitioned to working in real estate more and more over the last several years. He has developed and sold luxury homes in both Nantucket and Palm Beach in Florida as well as Southampton, New York. He also built another hotel in Argentina that is called Faena Hotel + Universe which is very popular with high net worth individuals.  Continue reading on

As a philanthropist, Chris Burch has donated money to a wide variety of charities. These include Mt. Sinai Hospital, The Sumba Foundation and The Child Welfare League of China.  Go straight here for more of this.

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