Who wouldn’t like to stay in the best hotel in the world? Chris Burch went one step ahead-he built one, albeit a resort! The genesis of the project lay in Burch along with hotelier James McBride buying a beach hostel situated on the Indonesian island of Samba. That was in 2012. Since then, the duo has spent as much as $30 million in renovating and redoing the place rechristening it Nihiwatu and throwing open this 5-star luxury resort to the world.
Nihwatu got nominated as the world’s best luxury resort by Travel+ Leisure in2016. Burch himself is over the moon about the success of the resort and feels that part of the reason has to be in the sheer beauty of the location. Click on businessinsider.com to read more. As a matter of fact, this development is one of the rare ones that according to Burch have surpassed his expectations. Most of the times it is the other way round.
Chris Burch is a person who wears many hats, as evidenced by the fact that he has as many as 13 investments in 12 companies. Of course, he is most well known as the founder Burch Creative Capital and as the co-founder of the luxury fashion brand Tory Burch. He, in fact, has diverse business interests that encompass hospitality, technology and consumer products, financial services and of course apparel. For more of Burch visit his website, check on christopherburch.com
A very busy man Burch is either on the boards or an adviser with the organizations Grability, Chubbies, Nihiwatu, and Poppin. An alumnus of Ithaca College, he studies business over there between 1972 and 1976. Burch’s success as an entrepreneur can be gauged by the fact that he has been a part of the rise of some fifty companies during the course of his forty-year career. His brand portfolio includes names such as Ellen De Generes, Coccon 9 andTrademark. Check this on forbes.com.
Other lifestyle brands being supported by Burch are BaubleBar, Blink Health, Brad’s Raw Foods, Little Duck Organics and Soludos. There is this side of a mentor to Burch and he is ever willing to share his considerable knowledge and expertise with young people who desire to make a name as business leaders and entrepreneurs.
There is no doubt about the fact that Burch is a hugely inspirational role model. The sheer scale of his achievements and the breadth of his vision are awe inspiring. Sure a man worth emulating and so he is. That being stated there is more to come from him. Watch this space. For an update of Burch recent timeline activities, click on crunchbase.com.
Read insights and views from Burch on http://interview.net/chris-burch-of-burch-creative-capital/