Hometown Journey

Chris Burch: The Innovation Enthusiast!

Famous fashion contender Chris Burch takes a leap into a new industry: hospitality. Mr. Burch has had many successful ventures under his business Burch Creative Capital. He leads the way with his illustrious creativity and innovation in building quite a diverse portfolio. Mr. Burch has tested the real estate waters earlier by investing in several domestic and international excavations. He developed luxury homes in Nantucket, Palm Beach, Florida, and Southampton. As of recent, Chris Burch has taken the luxury hotel industry to another level by leaps and bounds! This came about with the purchase of a beach hostel situated on the pristine coastline of the Indonesian Island called Sumba in 2012 (businessinsider.com).   He and hotelier James McBride bought the locality and invested $30 million in renovation costs. The duo transformed the hostel into a posh five-star resort called Nihiwatu in 2015. Mr. Burch invented the unexpected. He transformed the beautiful unencumbered palette into a new luxury experience. It comes as no surprise that Nihiwatu was voted the best hotel in the world by Travel + Leisure in 2016.

Chris Burch reveals that the hotel purchase was done with his children in mind and for the preservation and giving back to the Sumba community. He generously gives a portion of the hotel’s profits to the Sumba Foundation which aids local efforts. Entrepreneur Chris Burch imagined an opportunity to create something different and memorable. Hence, building spas under waterfalls, seeing sights never explored before, and having butler services in every room are just the tip of the iceberg for this exclusive location. Mr. Burch spends a lot of his time between Miami, the Hamptons, and his high-end Sumba Resort, see architecturaldigest.com. Nihiwatu boasts of 27 private Villas including Raja Mendaka, Chris Burch’s personal home which has four additional villas, each with a separate plunge pool.

Chris Burch, a 40-year fashion, and entrepreneurial vet have been responsible for the rise and triumphs of more than 50 established businesses including internationally known retail brands C. Wonder and Tory Burch (bjtonline.com). Mr. Burch has experienced many successful impacts through understanding consumer behavior and via his international and direct sourcing involvements. Chris Burch is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. The brand is currently leading and supporting markets ranging from retail, apparel, home furnishings, hospitality, organic foods, and technology industries. The company’s investment style is directly a representation of Mr. Burch’s cultivation of creativity, vision, and values.

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