In 2016 Nihiwatu was voted as the best hotel in the world by travel and leisure magazine. Nihiwatu was opened in 2015 after going through a total renovation by Christopher Burch and hotelier James McBride. They purchased the hotel that is located on the Indonesian island of Sumba in 2012 and thirty million dollars renovating the property (businessinsider.com). There are twenty seven private villas at Nihiwatu and this includes Christopher Burch’s private estate. His private estate is comprised of a main house, four additional villas and each villa has its own plunge pool.
Nihiwatu is located on the western edge of the Indonesian Island of Sumba and has acquired the nickname “The edge of wildness“. The resorts name means “mortar stone”. It acquired this name because of a rock formation established by the tide. This world-renowned vacation destination features expansive beaches, beautiful plunge pools, large and accommodating villas and impeccable views. Many plunge pools are infinity pools overlooking the Indian Ocean. Villas come equipped with private concierge service that can accommodate guests’ requests to make their stay extra ordinary.
Christopher Burch divides his time up between his Nihiwatu resort, the Hamptons and Miami (bjtonline.com). He is proud to have built such a lavish and exciting hotel that his family can enjoy. His Nihiwatu resort employs a large percentage of the population on Sumba and a portion of the profits made by the hotel benefit the island’s Sumba Foundation. This foundation funds various projects to help the local Indonesian communities.
Christopher Burch is commonly known as the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. He has spent nearly forty years as an investor and entrepreneur and has helped in the establishment of over fifty companies worldwide. Christopher’s Burch Creative Capital is also currently supporting the development of several companies that are not associated with travel and leisure. These companies include the technology industry, organic foods, retail, home furnishings and the clothing industry.