Nihi, The World’s Best Hotel

Nihi Sumba Island was awarded best hotel in the world by Travel+Leisure, making it the second year in a row it has earned that distinction. A luxury resort that hosts some of the most affluent individuals worldwide, it was created by fashion mogul and investor Chris Burch. Burch, along with collegue James McBride, bought the property in 2012 on the Indonesian island of Sumba. Together, they spent over $30 million in renovations, and eventually released it to the public in early 2015. It has since become the largest employer on the entire island, with a portion of hotel proceeds being donated to local community projects such as the Sumba Foundation. The hotel, contains 27 private villas, that are priced as high as 14,000 a night.  Related article on

Christopher Burch’s entrepreneurial career started in 1976, while studying undergrad at Ithaca College. Along with his brother Bob, according to, he managed to invest 2,000 to startup Eagle Eye’s apparel, a company that they later sold to Swire Group for over $165 million. His investments range from real estate properties in Nantucket and Palm Beach, to apparel lines that have succeeded beyond many expectations. Hop over to for additional reading.

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Christopher Burch is the founder and current CEO of Burch Creative Capital. With more than 40 years of professional experience, Burch has played an active role in the rise of more than 50 companies. His company’s portfolio is stocked with with well known clients, such as Ellen Degeneres and Voss Water. Through leadership and effective decision making, Christopher Burch has implemented strategies that promote creativity and innovation for Burch Creative Capital, making them a top company in their respective industry. Mr. Burch has also served on the board of the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation, along with being a former president of The Pierre Hotel Co-op Board. His achievements across multiple industries is unmatched, making him a beloved investor and entrepreneur for many companies looking to get their feet off the ground.

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