For the second consecutive year, Nihi Sumba was named the world’s best hotel by Travel & Leisure. This Indonesian Island resort bought and renovated by entrepreneur Chris Burch in 2012 is unbeatable one of the world’s most exquisite places.  Check this on

Burch and hotelier James McBride invested an estimated $30 million in renovations and the resort was a five-star resort, complete with a change of name from Nihiwatu to Nihi Sumba Island.The name, meaning “mortal stone” was borrowed from a rock formation caused by the tide.

The resort comprises two villas both of which are two-story each interlinked with a bamboo bridge. Each of the villas has a bedroom, a bathroom and a balconing opening up to the vast island beyond the horizon.

Dotted across various spots are 27 private villas with plunge pools that overlook the Nihi Beach which leads to the Indian Ocean.

Nihi Sumba has become the largest employer on the island. The Sumba Foundation, an organization engaged in projects aimed uplifting the local community receives a portion of the profits from the resort, as a way of giving back to the community.

Displayed across various places in the resort are antiques made from local wood reflecting traditional Sumbanese lifestyle and art.  For related reading, hit this.

Along the vast outdoor and indoor entertainment arena, a beach spa is also within reach. Spa services can also be done privately in the rooms.

There is a long list of activities that patrons can engage in including horse riding trips in the beach, yoga and surfer classes and excursions to nearby waterfalls.

By investing the Nihiwatu, Chris Burch added to his portfolio of assets an invaluable piece that he says belongs to his children. The 64-year-old is the founder of Burch Creative, an investment management firm that also carries out brand development.

Over the years, Burch has invested in several successful ventures and is listed in Forbes 100 Billionaires. His business interests span across various fields including real estate, fashion, and technology. Burch was among the first group of people who believed and invested the Internet Capital Group and has also invested in telecommunications through Aliph and Powemat companies.

Mr. Burch has always been committed to the rule of branding, and currently applies his enthusiastic sense of marketing and sales to business wellbeing spanning apparel, financial services, hospitality, technology and consumer products.  Additional article to read on

A graduate of Ithaca College, Burch has over the years gained entrepreneurship experience for which is widely consulted especially in marketing and creating successful brands.  There’s so much to read about him, click

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